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Returning to Full Capacity

Guide to Self-Check - Return to Work​​


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Do you know of a hearing coming up? Find it online.

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


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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.


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Get the latest information from the Executive Branch.

COVI​D-19 FAQs 

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CDC Order Temporarily Halting Evictions

On Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued an order temporarily halting evictions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The State Court Administrative Office has prepared FAQs​ to help district court judges and administrators respond to the order.

Additional information is available at Michigan Legal Help​​, including a DIY toolkit to help defendants sign the declaration covered persons must present to landlords.

Upc​oming Events

​Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques Webinar
Dates and time: September 9, 16, 23,and  30, and October 7 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Registrants must attend all sessions.


Revised Reporting Deadlines for 2020​
Memo from Tom Boyd concerning revised deadlines for the remainder of the reports due in 2020 
(June 29)

MCL 552.524 requires the chief circuit judge to review the performance of the circuit court's friend of the court annually.  

Latest ​Information​​​

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


Model LAO and Recommended Metrics for Jury Trials

A memo from State Court Administrator Tom Boyd highlighting key changes to the criteria for holding jury trials in order to continue keeping the public and staff safe.  The key element of the new criteria is that all phase two and phase three courts are required to submit one LAO that will apply to all jury trials in that jurisdiction.  Courts must also conduct as much other operations remotely as possible.
(September 25)


Model LAO 51​ - Establish Parameters for Conducting In-Person Jury Proceedings during the Covid-19 Pandemic
(September 25)







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News


Attorney makes local history with virtual swearing-in - Greenville Daily News (Sept. 16, 2020)

Financial Assistance Available for Tenants Facing Eviction - WEMU (Sept. 16, 2020)

Judge McCabe's Column: The legal challenges to Governor Whitmer's executive orders - Part I - Fenton Tri-County Times (Sept. 15, 2020)​

Jury trials resume in Genesee County with COVID-19 safety measures in place - MLive (Sept. 15, 2020)

Bill would establish minimum requirement for suing businesses over coronavirus exposure - MLive (Sept. 15, 2020)​

Kalamazoo County Courts announces return of jury trials - WKZO (Sept. 14, 2020)

Michigan Supreme Court wants more briefs on governor's powers - ABC 12 (Sept. 10, 2020)

After several months of waiting, trial courts resume in Huron County - Huron Daily Tribune (Sept. 9, 2020)

Michigan ​​​Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Whitmer's Powers - WWJ (Sept. 8, 2020)​

Muskegon nonprofit helping people pay their rent amid pandemic - MLive (Sept. 8, 2020)

Alpena County installs public records terminal - Alpena News (Sept. 4, 2020) ​​

Michigan courts expected to continue remote proceedings - Legal News (Sept. 4, 2020)

State court issues guidance on new CDC eviction moratorium - Detroit News (Sept. 3, 2020)​

Michigan's largest circuit court prepares to resume jury trials in person - WXYZ (Sept. 3, 2020)

Housing advocates, courts, landlords navigate surprise CDC order halting evictions - Detroit Free Press (Sept.l 2, 2020)

East Lansing 54B District Court launches virtual services - WLNS (Sept. 2. 2020)

Lawyers. advocates review surprise new CDC directive that stops evictions - Detroit News (Sept. 2, 2020)

Group rallying for cancellation of rent, mortgages & extension of eviction moratorium in Detroit - WXYZ (Sept. 2, 2020)


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