Order allows courts to take additional action to slow spread of COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020

LANSING, MI, March 15, 2020 – With a unanimous vote, the Michigan Supreme Court is authorizing trial courts to implement emergency measures in order to reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus to provide the greatest protection possible to those who work and have business in Michigan’s courts.

The order covers a wide range of emergency measures, including: reducing the number of cases set to be heard at any given time to limit the number of people gathered in courthouses… maximizing the use of technology to facilitate electronic filing and service to reduce the need for in-person filing and service… coordinating with local probation departments to allow for discretion in the monitoring of probationers’ ability to comply with conditions without the need for amended orders of probation.

More information is available at courts.michiigan.gov/news

     The emergency measures are effective until the close of business Friday, April 3, 2020, or as provided by a subsequent order.