Court order addresses jury trial adjournments

In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and the resulting states of emergency declarations issued by President Donald J. Trump and Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and as authorized by Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Orders Nos. 2020-1, 2020-5, 2020-6, and 2020-7, Oakland County Circuit Court Chief Judge Shalina Kumar issues the following COVID-19 Emergency Procedure Amendment:

Sixth Judicial Circuit Court
COVID-19 Emergency
Procedure Amendment
Jury Trial Adjournments
Through May 15, 2020

This Order is issued in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and the resulting states of emergency declarations issued by President Donald J. Trump and Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and as authorized by Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Orders Nos. 2020-1, 2020-5, 2020-6 and 2020-7.

Pursuant to MCR 8.11 0(C)(3)(a) and (b), all Jury Trials currently scheduled through May 15, 2020, are adjourned without an order. New dates will be scheduled after the resumption of full courtroom operations. Attorneys are directed to contact the assigned courtroom staff by email or phone upon resumption of full courtroom operations.

This Order shall take immediate effect and continue through May 15, 2020, or until further notice of this Court. All other portions of the April 9, 2020, Order shall remain in full force and effect.

It is so ordered.

Shalina D. Kumar
April 21, 2020
Chief Circuit Judge

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