Court Administration

Court Administration is responsible for all non-judicial functions of the court, including management of case flow, human resources, budget, records management, court schedules, information technology, and jury service. Efficient operations being critical to our delivery of services, Court Administration works with the judges to provide fair and effective access to our system of justice. 
Court Administrator
Anethia O. Brewer earned her B.A. in Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University, and her M.A. from Michigan State University in Organizational Development and Labor Management.  Prior to her current position, she served as Court Administrator for the 55th District Court for Ingham County, from May of 2004 to May of 2008, and Deputy Administrator for 12th District Court, Jackson County, from October of 1995 until May of 2004.  In May of 2008, she was appointed Court Administrator of the 54-A District Court.  Anethia is a member of the National Association for Court Management (NACM) and the Michigan Court Administrators Association (MCAA).

Deputy Court Administrator
54-A District Court is pleased to announce that Susan Knieling has joined our staff as the new Deputy Court Administrator.  Susan earned her B.A. from Cornell College.  Prior to her current position, she served as the Chief Deputy Court Administrator in Anoka County, Minnesota, from December of 2014 to November of 2018.  Susan worked for the Minnesota Judicial Branch for nearly twenty-one years in various roles, including managing Criminal, Civil and Family type cases.  She was a project manager for the eFiling initiative in Ramsey County, St. Paul, Minnesota.  Susan is a Certified Court Manager and Certified Court Executive from the National Center for State Courts.