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2020 State of Emergency - Court Protocols (Civil - CAYMC)

Mar 20, 2020



SUBJECT: State of Emergency - Court Protocols (Civil - CAYMC)

Pursuant to Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-2 (File No. 2020-8), Chief Judge Timothy M. Kenny orders that the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan (Third Circuit Court) shall remain open for only the essential services. All divisions of the courts are ordered to limit access to courtrooms and other spaces to no more than 10 persons, including staff, and to practice social distancing and limit court activity to only essential functions. The Civil Division shall provide the following essential operations:

  • Civil proceedings heard at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (CAYMC):
    • Infectious disease proceedings under MCL 333.5201 et seq.
    • Business Court emergencies;
    • Requests for emergency show cause and injunctive orders;
    • All civil court matters outlined above shall be conducted remotely using two-way interactive video technology or other remote tools;
    • All other civil proceedings shall be adjourned until after April 3, 2020.
Please be advised that Clerk operations will be staffed to handle essential services identified in the Court's Declaration of a State of Emergency. Non-essential operations will be processed as staffing levels permit.

In the interest of public health, the public is encouraged not to attend court proceedings unless necessary. Any inquiries may be directed to Case Processing Director, Tammi Palmer at (313) 224-5255.

Dated: March 19, 2020

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