". . . to promote the welfare, interests and coordination of the Administration of Justice."

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Mission Statement


The mission of the Michigan Association of District Court Magistrates is to provide a statewide forum to assist the District Court Magistrates in serving the public and the legal profession by promoting a fair, efficient, and effective system of justice in our state. The Michigan Association of District Court Magistrates has identified these specific goals:

  1. To advance knowledge and improve the skills of our state's Magistrates through education, programs and services.

  2. To develop a network for the exchange of ideas and information to improve our legal system.

  3. To promote and improve public understanding of the legal system and the role of the Magistrate.

  4. To provide leadership in improving the law and serving the public.

  5. To promote cooperation among organizations that are concerned with legal issues affecting Magistrates and the justice system.


Google Group© Application Form

The Michigan Association of District Court Magistrates is proud to 
announce the establishment of a Google Group© for our association members.  
This will allow association members to post questions (and answers) to other 
members of the association via email.  

This group is only open to persons who are both:  (1) current District Court Magistrates 
either full-time or part-time) and (2) current members of MADCM.

To apply, simply click the application link below and return it to Magistrate Gerald Ladwig.  
You will then be notified by email how to activate your account in the MADCM Google Group©.  
Please allow 7-10 business days to complete the application process.

Membership Application Form