Courts

  1. Circuit Court

    The Court has the authority to hear civil and criminal cases.

  2. Superior Court

    The Superior Court hears civil cases with the Circuit Court and hears criminal cases.

  3. Probate Court

    The Probate Court has authority over estates, wills, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and paternity disputes.

  4. Directions & Parking

    Access helpful information regarding driving directions and parking.

  5. Federal Courts

    Access links to various federal courts.

  6. Legal Terms (PDF)

    View a document defining common legal terms.

  7. Legal Representation

    Access helpful information regarding representing yourself in court or hiring a lawyer.

  8. History

    Read about the history of St. Joseph County Courts.

  9. Local Rules

    View the local rules for St. Joseph County.

  10. Jury Duty

    Access helpful inks and information regarding jury duty.