Information Regarding Court Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

 

Administrative Orders

05/06/2020
Order Adopting Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1020 Related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

04/06/2020
Order Extending COVID-19 Emergency Procedures

03/19/2020
No. 2020-05 Order Temporarily Suspending Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Persons for Electronic Filings

03/16/2020
No. 2020-04 Order Regarding Continued Bankruptcy Court Operations During The Exigent Circumstances Caused by COVID -19

 

Operational Status

The Detroit bankruptcy courthouse at 211 West Fort Street is closed.

The Clerk’s Office in Flint and Bay City are open to accept traditional paper filings by drop box.

Traditional paper filings will also be accepted through the mail in Flint.

04/01/2020
Notice Regarding Updated Court Operations During the Covid-19 Public Health Crisis

03/25/2020
Notice Regarding Closing of Bankruptcy Courthouse at 211 West Fort Street, Detroit, Michigan

03/16/2020
Intake Closure in Detroit, Flint and Bay City and Instructions for Emergency Filings

03/12/2020
Notice of Courthouse Precautions Resulting from Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

 

Filing Options for Parties Not Represented by an Attorney

Pro Se Electronic Document Upload Program

If a pro se filer has an emergency that prevents them from filing using the upload program and requires them to file the traditional paper immediately, the individual may call the Court at the following numbers: 313-316-6155; 313-212-8858; or 313-310-7549 to receive further instructions.

The pro se law clerk is now available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 -5:00. Please either email at prose@mieb.uscourts.gov, or leave a phone message at (866) 478-4436 or (313) 234-0074. The law clerk will respond as soon as possible. Please be sure to leave a case number and contact information.

04/08/2020
Notice Regarding Payment of Fees by Parties Not Represented by an Attorney

04/03/2020
Notice Regarding New Procedures for Accepting Documents from Parties not Represented by an Attorney

03/27/2020
Updated Address Guidance for Filing Traditional Paper Filings by Mail

03/21/2020
Amended Notice Regarding Implementation of Dropbox System Due to Closure of Intake Counters During Coronavirus Outbreak

 

Changes in Individual Judges’ Procedures

03/16/2020
Notice of Change in Procedures for Chief Judge Phillip J. Shefferly

03/13/2020
Notice of Chang-e in Procedures for Judge Joel Applebaum

03/16/2020
Notice of Change in Procedures for Judge Maria L. Oxholm

03/13/2020
Notice of Change in Procedures for Judge Daniel Opperman

03/17/2020
Notice of Change in Procedures for Judge Mark Randon

03/20/2020
Further Notice of Change in Procedure for Judge Thomas Tucker

03/16/2020
Notice of Change in Procedure for Judge Thomas Tucker

 

341 Meeting of Creditors

04/28/2020
Notice Regarding Telephonic Chapter 7 § 341 Meetings in the Eastern District of Michigan

03/30/2020
Notice Regarding Telephonic Chapter 7 § 341 Meetings in the Eastern District of Michigan

03/16/2020
Important Notice from the United States Trustee for Regions 3 and 9 Regarding 341 Meetings

03/13/2020
Notice from the United States Trustee Regarding the Rescheduling of Section 341 Meetings in the Eastern District of Michigan

03/13/2020
341 Meetings in Chapter 13