Text of Documents on Coronavirus of Importance to the Legal Community at Your Fingertips


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Updated September 30, 2020

Michigan Supreme Court Orders & Guidance

MSC Administrative Order 2020-19: Continuing order regarding court operations. June 26, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order 2020-18: Order resuming usual computation of days for determination of deadlines applicable to the commencement of civil and probate actions. June 12, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-17: Priority treatment and new procedure for landlord/tenant cases. June 9, 2020; order amended June 24, 2020

Related: Guidance document issued in conjunction with Administrative Order 2020-17. June 9, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-16: Resuming filing deadlines in the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals​. June 3, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-15: Revised format for July 2020 Michigan bar examination. May 18, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-14: Continued status quo court operations and phased return to full court operations. May 6, 2020

Related: Return to Full Capacity: COVID-19 Guidelines for Michigan's Judiciary. May 6, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-13: Order authorizing courts to collect contact information. April 29, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-12: Extension of Administrative Orders 2020-1, 2020-2, 2020-6, and 2020-9. April 27, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-11: Extension of personal protection orders that expire during the state of emergency. April 27, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-10: Delay of jury trials until June 22, 2020, or as otherwise provided for by local order, whichever date is later. April 23, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-9: Temporary amendments and extensions related to continuing work in courts. April 17, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-8: Additional verification required for landlord tenant cases. April 17, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-7: Order extending administrative orders 2020-1, 2020-2, and 2020-6 through April 30. April 10, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-6: Order expanding authority for judicial officers to conduct proceedings remotely. April 7, 2020

Related: FAQs About Custody and Parenting Time During the COVID-19 Outbreak: April 1, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-5: Order extending MSC Administrative Orders 2020-1 and 2020-2 until at least April 14, 2020. March 27, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-4: Order suspending filing deadlines in the Michigan Supeme Court and Court of Appeals. March 26, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-3: Order extending deadlines for commencement of actions. March 23, 2020

Related: Amendment of Administrative Order 2020-3. May 1, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-2: Order limiting activities/assemblages in court facilities. March 18, 2020

Related: Supreme Court press release in response to Executive Order 2020-21: March 23, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-1: Emergency procedures in court facilities. March 15, 2020

Judicial Emergency Email to Trial Courts: March 11, 2020

Judicial Emergency Email to Trial Courts: March 10, 2020

Attorney Discipline Board Orders & Guidance

General Order ADB 2020-2: Attorney Discipline Board operations in light of COVID-19. May 12, 2020

General Order ADB 2020-1: Attorney Discipline Board operations in light of COVID-19. March 24, 2020

Local Administrative Orders from Michigan trial courts