Danielle Janisse  
82nd District Court
Title: Magistrate/Official Court Recorder/Judicial Secret


Magistrates serve in a quasi-judicial capacity as prescribed by statute and court rule, and as authorized by the judge. Conducts informal hearings on civil infractions, conducts arraignments on misdemeanor and felony matters, issues arrest and search warrants, and sets bond; performs civil wedding ceremonies. Serves in an on-call status for issuance of search warrants and arrest warrants and setting of bond. Magistrates may, at the direction of the chief judge, perform other duties allowed by statute. Official Court Recorder is responsible for the verbatim documentation and recording of all District Court proceedings. Prepares and certifies accurate transcripts as established by Michigan Court Rules. Maintains smooth functioning of courtroom by managing files, preparing cases for pre-trial, renders procedural guidance to court participants, and ensures proper courtroom atmosphere. Assists with jury related procedures and docket related matters. Judicial Secretary performs confidential secretarial functions as determined by the District Court Judge. 

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