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MJI Seminar

Family Division Summit

October 4, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

The Inn at St. John's, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, Michigan, 48170

The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) is pleased to announce a one-day seminar for new and experienced Family Division Judges and Referees. 

The summit includes plenary sessions on global topics of relevance to all dockets, along with simultaneous sessions on specific substantive, procedural, scientific, and psychological-sociological topics to serve the educational needs of jurists handling every family division docket (domestic, child protective, and delinquency). Speakers include national and in-state experts. Registration is limited. Summit participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. However, some consideration will be given to accepting registrants from across the state, to ensure broad geographic and court diversity amongst attendees.

Click on the links below for further seminar information or to register for the seminar.

Agenda at a Glance

General Session

Simultaneous Breakout Sessions 2

Simultaneous Breakout Sessions 3

General Session

Simultaneous Breakout Sessions 5

Round Table Discussions or Simultaneous Breakout Sessions 6


Lodging and Meals


For questions about the content of the session, please contact Dawn McCarty  at or 517-373-7509.

For questions about the registration process, please contact Heather Leidi at or 517-373-7229.

The Family Division Summit was funded in part by a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (Grant No. P3036442) to the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, American University Washington College of Law (NIWAP), Michigan State University and MJI. MJI gratefully acknowledges the guidance provided by the MJI Family Division Academic Advisory Committee, the Michigan W. K. Kellogg Foundation Grant Judicial Leadership Team, the Referees Association of Michigan, the SCAO-Child Welfare Services Office, the SCAO-Friend of the Court Bureau, and the SCAO-Office of Dispute Resolution.