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Updated December 5, 2020

Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Orders Related to COVID-19

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-22: Remote online format for February 2021 Michigan Bar Examination. December 4, 2020. 

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-21: Order allowing notice of filing to extend filing period in Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals. November 27, 2020. 

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-19: Continuing order regarding court operations. June 26, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 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 No. 2020-17: Priority treatment and new procedure for landlord/tenant cases. Amended October 22, 2020.

Related: Guidance issued in conjunction with Administrative Order 2020-17. Updated October 22, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-16: Order resuming filing deadlines in the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals​. June 3, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-15: Revised format for July 2020 Michigan Bar Examination. May 18, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-14: Continued status quo court operations and phased return to full court operations. May 6, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-13: Order authorizing courts to collect contact information. April 29, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-12: Extension of Administrative Orders 2020-1, 2020-2, 2020-6, and 2020-9. April 27, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-11: Extension of personal protection orders that expire during the state of emergency. April 27, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-10: Delay of jury trials. April 23, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-9: Temporary amendments and extensions related to continuing work in courts. April 17, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-8: Additional verification required for landlord tenant cases. April 17, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-7: Order extending administrative orders 2020-1, 2020-2, and 2020-6. April 10, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-6: Order expanding authority for judicial officers to conduct proceedings remotely. April 7, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-5: Order extending MSC Administrative Orders 2020-1 and 2020-2. March 27, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-4: Order suspending filing deadlines in the Michigan Supeme Court and Court of Appeals. March 26, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-3: Order extending deadlines for commencement of actions. March 23, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-2: Order limiting activities/assemblages in court facilities. March 18, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order No. 2020-1: Emergency procedures in court facilities. March 15, 2020.

Attorney Discipline Board Orders Related to COVID-19

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

Updates and Resources from Michigan's Executive Branch