Michigan Courts and COVID-19
The Michigan Supreme Court issued Administrative Order 2020-6 encouraging the use of technology, use of video conferencing to keep state courts functioning throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. The new order on April 7 is in part a rollback of Administrative Order 2020-2 on March 18, 2020. The Orders supersede certain local administrative orders attempting to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak on a courthouse-by-courthouse basis.
Administrative Order 2020-09 temporarily amends Court Rules to require service of process by electronic means to the fullest extent possible, and explicitly allowing subpoenas to require attendance by telephone or remote conferencing systems. The running catalog of Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Orders in the Covid-19 outbreak is available here.
Federal Courts and COVID-19
- U.S. Courts consolidated COVID -19 Updates and Resources
- U.S. Courts Administrative Office Guidelines for COVID-19 Recovery
Other COVID-19 Related Court Resources
- – website with training resources for judges
- NCSC Considerations in Resuming Court Operations