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Lindsay Lohan doing well w/ probation, says judge

January 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A judge told troubled actress Lindsay Lohan that she was doing well with her probation during a hearing on Tuesday morning.

Lohan appeared in the Del Aire court at 10 a.m. for a second update on how she's doing under strict new probation requirements. The hearing lasted about five minutes.

Judge Stephanie Sautner said both the probation officer and the volunteer center have written favorable reports on Lohan's behalf. If Lohan wants to avoid a long jail sentence, she must do at least 12 days of community service and four days of therapy sessions every 30 days. And she must appear in person for the monthly progress reports.

The judge imposed tough new rules on the 25-year-old actress back in November after the actress violated the terms of her probation sentence stemming from DUI and grand theft charges.

Lohan has been working at the L.A. County Morgue, as well as attending therapy sessions.

The actress' first court appearance in December was short and positive, and Lohan even received a compliment from the judge. The actress not only completed the requirements, but did an extra therapy session. The judge hinted that she may end Lohan's supervised probation early if she works harder.

Lohan's spokesperson said the actress has made community service her primary focus.

The actress still owes the court $3,700 related to the stolen necklace case; she has paid in full the amount owed for the DUI case.

The next monthly scheduled progress report has been scheduled for Feb. 22. If Lohan meets her requirements, March 29 will be her completion date for her community service and counseling.

See Lindsay Lohan's mug shots and court photos from On The Red Carpet.