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Press Release - Revised Trial and In-Person Hearings Schedule

Dec 14, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Timothy M. Kenny, Chief Judge
Zenell B. Brown, Executive Court Administrator
(313) 224-2236
Subject: Revised Trial and In-Person Hearings Schedule


Detroit – The recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Wayne County has caused the Third Circuit Court to reach out again to the Wayne County Health Department for guidance regarding the appropriate time to slowly resume jury and bench trials, evidentiary hearings, and other in person proceedings.

Based upon discussion with the Wayne County Health Department, divisional Presiding Judges, executive and deputy court administrators, the following revised schedule has been set for resumption on a limited basis:

• The week of February 16, 2021 for bench trials, evidentiary hearings and other in-person hearings.

• The week of March 15, 2021for the resumption of jury trials.

 Jury and bench trials, hearings, and other in-person proceedings will proceed consistent with each division’s protocol for the resumption of these matters as well as LA0 2020-11. 

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