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2020-25 - PROPOSED Addition of Administrative Order No. 2020-X (allocation of funds from lawyer trust account program)

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Addition of Administrative Order No. 2020-X​
Issued: October 14, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
February 1, 2020
Public Hearing:
 
 
Comments:

 
​Adopted or Other Action:
Issued:
Effective:

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2004-04 - Rescission of Concurrent Jurisdiction Plan for the 18th District Court and the 29th District Court 


Adopted Order: Rescission of Concurrent Jurisdiction Plan for the 18th District Court and the 29th District Court

Issued: September 16, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately

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2014-24 - Extension of Administrative Order No. 2015-1 (Summary Jury Trial Pilot Project)


Adopted Order: Extension of Administrative Order No. 2015-1

Issued: September 16, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately

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2020-08 - ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-19 (Continuing Order Regarding Court Operation​s​)​ ​ ​


Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-19​
Issued: June 26, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately
​Expiration: ​Until further order of the Court​



2020-08 - Amendment OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-17 (Priority Treatment and New Procedure for L​andlord/Tenant Cases​)​ ​ ​

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Adopted Order: Amendment of Administrative Order No. 2020-17​
Supplement: Guidance​
Supplement: ​SCAO Forms:
Consent Order for Conditional Dismissal (DC 508)​
Order for Reinstatement of Case and Entry of Judgment (DC 509)​​
Request and Order of Eviction after Conditional Dismissal (DC 107a)​
Issued: June 24, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately
Expiration: ​Until further order of the Court



2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-18 (Order Resuming Usual Computation of Days for Determination of Deadlines Applicable to the Commencement of Civil and Probate Actions​)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-18​
Issued: June 12, 2020
Effective: ​June 20, 2020​



2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-17 (Priority Treatment and New Procedure for Landlord/Tenant Cases​​)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-17 (see amendment of AO 2020-17 above)
Supplement: Guidance​​
Supplement: ​SCAO Forms: 
Consent Order for Conditional Dismissal (DC 508)
Order for Reinstatement of Case and Entry of Judgment (DC 509)​​
Issued: June 9, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately



2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-16 (Order Resuming Filing Deadlines in the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals​​)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-16​
Issued: June 3, 2020
Effective: ​June 8, 2020
Expiration: ​Monday, June 8, 2020



2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-15 (Revised format for july 2020 michigan bar examination​)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-15​
Issued: May 18, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately​​​
Expiration: ​For the July 2020 MBE



2020-08 - adoption of ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-14 (Continued Status Quo Court Operations and Phased Return to Full Court Operations​)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-14​
Supplement: Return to Full Capacity - COVID-19 Guidelines for Michigan's Jud​iciary​
Issued: May 6, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately​​
Expiration: ​Until further order of the Court


​2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-13 (Order Authorizing Courts to Collect Contact Information​)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-13​
Issued: April 29, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately​​
Expiration: ​Until further order of the Court



2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-12 (Extension of Administrative Order Nos. 2020-1, 2020-2, 2020-6, 2020-9)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-12​
Issued: April 27, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately​
Expiration: ​Until further order of the Court


2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-11 (Extension of Personal Protection Orders that Expire During the State of Emergency)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-11​
Issued: April 27, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately​
​Expiration: ​PPO’s that expire through June 1, 2020


2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-10 (Delay of Jury Trials)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-10​
Issued: April 23, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately​
Expiration: ​Monday, June 22, 2020



2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-9 (Temporary Amendments and Extensions Related to Continuing Work in Courts)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-9
Issued: April 17, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately
Expiration: ​Until further order of the Court


2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-8 (Additional Verification Required for Landlord Tenant Cases)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 20​20-8
SCAO Form - Verification of Compliance with CARES A​ct​ 
CARES Frequently Asked Questions
Covered Dwellings Flow Chart​

Issued: April 16, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately
​Expiration: Saturday, July 25, 2020


2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-7 (Extension of Administrative Order Nos. 2020-1, 2020-2, and 2020-6)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-7
Issued: April 10, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately
Expiration: ​Thursday, April 30, 2020


2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-6 (Order Expanding Authority for Judicial Officers to Conduct Proceedings Remotely)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-6​
Issued: April 7, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately
Expiration: ​Until further order of the Court


2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-5 (Order Extending Administrative Order Nos. 2020-1 and 2020-2 Until at Least April 14, 2020)

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Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-5​
Issued: March 27, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately
Expiration: ​Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-4 (Order Suspending Filing Deadlines in the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals)

Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-4
Issued: March 26, 2020
Effective: ​March 24, 2020
Expiration: Expiration of EO 2020-21 (now EO 2020-42)

2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-3 (Order Extending Deadline for Commencement of Actions)

Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-3​
Issued: March 23, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately
Adopted Order: Amendment of Administrative Order No. 2020-3​
​Issued: ​May 1, 2020
​Effective: ​Immediately
Expiration: ​Rescinded by AO 2020-18 (June 20, 2020)



2020-08 - ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-2 (Order Limiting Activities/Assemblages in Court Facilities)

Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-2​
Issued: March 18, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately
Expiration: ​Rescinded by AO 2020-19 (June 26, 2020)



2020-08 - Adoption OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-1 (In Re Emergency Procedures in Court Facilities)

Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2020-1​
Issued: March 15, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately
Expiration: ​Until further order of the Court


2019-32 - PROPOSED Administrative Order Regarding Professionalism Principles for Lawyers and Judges (would list various “Professionalism Principles” for lawyers and judges as submitted by the State Bar of Michigan) 

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Administrative Order Regarding Professionalism Principles for Lawyers and Judges
Issued: March 19, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
July 1, 2020
Public Hearing: September 23, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action:
Issued:
Effective:

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2020-03 - PROPOSED Administrative Order Regarding Election-Related Litigation (would provide requirements and procedural rules to promote the efficient and timely disposition of election-related litigation) 

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Proposed Amendment: Proposed Administrative Order Regarding Election-Related Litigation
Issued: March 19, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
July 1, 2020
Public Hearing: September 23, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Administrative Order No. 2020-20​
Issued: September 23, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately

2019-33 - PROPOSED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-X (WOULD implement a mandatory continuing judicial education program)

Proposed Amendment:
Proposed Administrative Order No. 2020-XX​
​​Issued: March 11, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
July 1, 2020
Public Hearing: ​​September 23, 2020
 

 

2019-37 - Amendment of administrative order no. 2014-23

Adopted Order: Amendment of Administrative Order No. 2014-23​
Issued: December 18, 2019
Effective: ​February 1, 2020

2002-37 - ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2019-4 Electronic Filing in the 3rd, 6th, 13th, 16th, and 20th Circuit Courts

Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2019-4
Issued: October 23, 2019
Effective: ​Immediately 

2004-04 - ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2019-5 Concurrent Jurisdiction Plan for the 17th Circuit Court and the Kent County Probate Court

Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2019-5

Issued: October 23, 2019
Effective: ​Immediately 

2019-16 - ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2019-6 Briefs Formatted for Optimized Reading on Electronic Displays

Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2019-6​

Issued: October 23, 2019
Effective: ​Immediately 

2004-04 - Administrative Order No. 2019-3 (Adoption of Concurrent Jurisdiction Plan for the 41st Circuit Court, the 95A District Court, the 95B District Court, and the Dickinson, Iron, and Menominee County Probate Courts)

Adopted Order: Administrative Order No. 2019-3​
Issued: August 14, 2019
Effective: ​Immediately 


2018-27 - PROPOSED Rescission of Administrative Order No. 1997-5 (would be consistent with the current practice of appointment of counsel, which is now governed by statute and regulated through the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission)

Proposed Amendment:
Proposed Rescission of Administrative Order No. 1997-5 ​
​​Issued: April 18, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
August 1, 2019
Public Hearing: ​​September 18, 2019​
 
Comments:


 
​Adopted or Other Action: Rescission of Administrative Order 1997-5​
Issued: September 18, 2019
Effective: Immediately

 


2002-37 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF MCR 1.109 (REGARDING EXEMPTIONS FROM E-FILING) AND PROPOSED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2019-XX (REGARDING E-FILING ACCESS PLANS)

Proposed Amendment:
Proposed Amendment of MCR 1.109

Proposed Administrative Order 2019-XX (with Proposed Model Local Administrative Order)​
​​Issued: February 27, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
May 1, 2019
Public Hearing: ​​May 22, 2019
 

 


2016-46 - Special Administrative Inquiry Regarding Questions Relating to Mental Health on the Michigan Bar Examination Application 

Proposed Amendment: Special Administrative Inquiry Regarding Questions Relating to Mental Health on the Michigan Bar Examination Application​
Issued: January 23, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
May 1, 2019
Public Hearing:
 
 
Comments:

Adopted or Other Action: Special Administrative Inquiry Regarding Questions Relating to Mental Health on the Michigan Bar Examination Application​
Issued: ​March 18, 2020
​Effective: February 2021 Michigan Bar Examination

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2017-28 - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF RULE 1.109 AND RULE 8.119 OF THE MICHIGAN COURT RULES AND ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 1999-4 (WOULD IDENTIFY PROTECTED PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION AND RESTRICT ITS SUBMISSION TO COURTS)​

Proposed Amendment:
Proposed Amendments of MCR 1.109, MCR 8.119, and Administrative Order 1999-4
​​Issued: December 12, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
April 1, 2019
Public Hearing: ​​May 22, 2019
 
 
Comments:


​Adopted or Other Action: Amendments of MCR 1.109 and 8.119​

Amendment of Administrative Order 1999-4​​
Issued: May 22, 2019
Effective: January 1, 2021


2018-21 - PROPOSED ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2018-XX (would require courts to establish courthouse security committees)

Adopted or Other Action: Adoption of Administrative Order 2019-1​

Model Local Administrative Order​
Issued: ​March 13, 2019
​Effective: Immediately
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