April 20, 2020
Volume 18, Issue 16
FAQ About COVID-19 from Michigan Lawyers
Updated April 14, 2020
The State Bar of Michigan is committed to helping Michigan lawyers respond optimally throughout the COVID-19 situation. If you have a question about COVID-19 and its impact on Michigan lawyers, please ask us here. We'll keep updating the information below and working to get you answers. In some cases, the questions we're receiving have not yet been answered by the decision-makers involved. Know that we are in touch with them and will share answers here as we have them.
If you have a question or concern that’s specific to your practice area, we encourage you to join the relevant State Bar of Michigan section. These communities are crowdsourcing and sharing information that is crucial to the practice area of the section.
Here are some other resources we have available to you:
Volunteer Pro Bono Services to Help Michiganders Deal with Legal Issues Related to COVID-19
At the Bar
April 24 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The SBM Board of Commissioners will be considering several public policy items at their April 24 meeting. The public policy agenda can be reviewed online. Members of the State Bar are invited to submit comments to the Board of Commissioners on any of the items on the agenda. All comments received before the meeting will be shared with the Board.
April 25 Representative Assembly Agenda
The Representative Assembly will be meeting on Saturday, April 25, 2020. The agenda is posted online. Members of the State Bar are invited to submit comments to Representative Assembly on any of the items on the agenda. All comments received by April 23 will be shared with the Assembly.
Expert Guidance on Remote Notarization & Witnessing Under EO 2020-41
2020 SBM Election Information
At the Court
More than $24M Available to Fight Spread of COVID-19 in Prisons, Jails; Federal funding can help jurisdictions statewide reduce inmate populations during pandemic
Order Supports Compliance with Federal Ban on Evictions and Foreclosures
ADM File No. 2020-08: Administrative Order No. 2020-9 (Temporary Amendments and Extensions Related to Continuing Work in Courts)
ADM File No. 2020-08: Administrative Order No. 2020-9 (Extension of Personal Protection Orders that Expire During the State of Emergency)
ADM File No. 2020-08: Administrative Order No. 2020-8 (Additional Verification Required for Landlord Tenant Cases)
Related Documents: SCAO Form-Verification for Complaint Nonpayment of Rent, CARES Frequently Asked Questions, Covered Dwelling Flowchart
In the Capitol
Legislation Introduced Recently
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
MCL Search Engines