Nicholson to give State of the Court speech for 52nd District


 Oakland County 52nd District Court Chief Judge Julie Nicholson will deliver the annual State of the Court address to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Board of Commissioner’s Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph, in Pontiac. Nicholson will update the commissioners on the court’s fiscal status as well as current innovative programs that are enhancing its efficiency.

Oakland County is the funding unit for all four divisions of the 52nd District Court, which include the following communities:  The cities of Auburn Hills, Clawson, Lake Angelus, Novi, Rochester, Rochester Hills, South Lyon, Troy, Walled Lake, Wixom and the Village of Clarkston; the townships of Addison, Brandon, Commerce, Groveland, Highland, Holly, Independence, Lyon, Milford, Novi, Oakland, Orion, Oxford, Rose, Springfield and White Lake; and the villages of Holly, Lake Orion, Leonard, Milford, Oxford, Ortonville, and Wolverine Lake.
The district court was established by the Michigan Legislature in 1968 and became a court of record in 1973.  It is considered to have more citizen contact than any other court in the judicial system and has jurisdiction over all misdemeanor, ordinance and charter violations, as well as preliminary examinations for felony cases. Additionally, its jurisdiction encompasses general civil actions where the amount in controversy does not exceed $25,000; landlord/tenant disputes and small claims matters not exceeding $5,000.
The four divisions of the 52nd District Court are 52/1, located in Novi; 52/2, located in Clarkston; 52/3, located in Rochester Hills; and 52/4, located in Troy. For more information on 52nd District Court, go to and click on “52nd District Courts.”