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JUDICIAL BRANCH RESPONSE TO COVID-19


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DEPARTMENTAL AND MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
Child welfare, juvenile detention, jury, eviction, and other administrative and legal topics.


ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS
(COVID-19)


RETURNING TO FULL CAPACITY

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JUDICIAL BR​AN​​CH RESPONSE TO​​ COVID-19​​

Upc​oming Events


The COVID-19 pandemic forced the extended closure of many Michigan businesses and devastated Michigan's economy.  With one in six Michigan citizens seeking unemployment compensation, many citizens are in dire fiscal situations.  As a result, Michigan district and municipal courts may see an influx of consumer debt disputes and debt collection proceedings.  This webinar offers judges an update on the legal requirements for the collection of debts and best practices for ensuring both parties participate in the hearing and have an opportunity to present their cases.



Latest ​Information​​​

Below is information posted in the last 5-7 days.  For additional information, see Additional Resources for Courts.


Reporting deadlines for 2020 were revised.​

(June 30

Paragraph C.3. of the model LAO for Phase 3 Return to Full Capacity was edited because guidance on masks continues to change.
(June 29)


MSC Administrative Order (No. 2020-19): Continuing Order Regarding Court Operations​

Note:  Affects AO Nos. 2020-2, 2020-7, 2020-9, and 2020-13
(June 26)​


MSC Administrative Order (No. 2020-17): Adoption of Administrative Order No. 2020-17 (Priority Treatment and New Procedure for Landlord/Tenant Cases)​​​

(June 24)


Conducting Remote Problem-Solving Court Hearings​
To help our PSCs and the population they serve, this memo compiles recommendations regarding remote technology and PSC hearings.

(June 23)​


Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Grant

The Michigan State Police (MSP) recently posted a $4.5 million Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) grant for eligible trial courts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic​.  Courts should review their individual eligibility and consider applying for the grant to offset COVID-19-related expenses.  All grant applications must be received by MSP at msp-cesf@michigan.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. EST on August 14, 2020.
(June 23)

(June 23)


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Watc​h Hearings Online! ​

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Survey​

Take the Justice for All Task Force survey about your experiences with the legal system.


Resources for Self-Represented Litigants​

We're here to help!  This webpage has information about how to attend your court hearings remotely and additional resources that might be helpful to you.


Executive
B​ran​ch​​ Response

Get the latest information from the Executive Branch.

COVID-19 FAQs Answered by Michigan Legal Help

​Court Contact Information​

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News​​

  
Federal Bar chapter plans online annual meeting for June 30 - Legal News (June 18, 2020)
Coronavirus Accelerates State Court Modernization Efforts; Texas and Michigan among those moving hearings online as people navigate legal matters amid pandemic - Pew Trusts (June 18, 2020)
VIDEO: Chief Justice McCormack on COVID-19 and the courts - Bloomfield Community TV (June 16, 2020)
New system permits anyone to sign up for access to federal court public hearings - Legal News (June 17. 2020)
Traffic, tickets picking back up as Cadillac area reopens for summer - Cadillac News (June 17, 2020)
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