Trial Court Reopening Plans to be Posted on MSC Website

June 3, 2020

As the state’s trial courts move to reopen, a new page on the Michigan Supreme Court’s website will make all their reopening plans easily accessible. Pursuant to Administrative Order 2020-14, each court must have a Local Administrative Order outlining its plans for a phased reopening approved by the State Court Administrative Office. As those LAOs are approved, they will be added to the page.

“As Michigan continues to reopen, our courts are also working to reopen their buildings safely by taking a consistent, phased approach that reflects local conditions,” Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack said in a news release. “In response to the pandemic, Michigan’s judiciary has been leading the nation in opening the virtual doors of justice to everyone. By posting reopening plans online, we can now make sure that all residents know when court buildings will be open and for what purpose.”

Related: Reopening guidance for Michigan law offices