Changes In The Yellowstone County District Court Departments

October 24, 2017




Thirteenth Judicial District Court

State of Montana


Mary Jane Knisely

District Judge—Department 6  

Amanda R. Hudson, Judicial Assistant



PO Box 35034

Billings, Montana 59107

Phone:  406.867.2500                                                                                                                                                                                             FAX:  406.867.2507


October 20, 2017,


Terry Halpin

Yellowstone County Clerk of Court

Yellowstone County Courthouse

Billings, MT  59101


RE:  2018 Law and Motions and Youth Court  


Dear Terry:


Please be advised that as January 1, 2018, Department 6 will be taking over Department 2’s Monday Law and Motion calendar and Monday Youth Court calendar. The first day Department 6 will conduct Civil and Criminal Law and Motion and Youth Court will be Monday, January 22, 2018, as both January 1, 2018 and January 15, 2018, are Government holidays and the Courthouse will be closed.


Department 5 will be taking over Department 6’s Thursday Law and Motion and Wednesday afternoon Youth Court. The first day Department 5 will conduct Wednesday Youth Court is January 3, 2018, and Thursday Law and Motion is January 4, 2018.


The following schedule for Department 6 will be as follows:

8:15amà Omnibus hearings

8:30amà Civil Law and Motion

9:00amà Criminal Law and Motion

1:15pmà Youth Court

2:00pmà DN hearings


Thank you.




/s/ Mary Jane Knisely



District Court Judge



cc:  County Attorney                                                                                                 cc: Hon. Michael Moses          

       Public Defender                                                                                                        Department 2

       Court Services                                                                                                         Hon. Ingrid Gustafson

       Justice Court                                                                                                            Hon. Gregory R. Todd

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