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61st District Court Suspending Operations though April 5th, 63rd Adjourning Until May 1st

In a state of emergency notice, Chief Judge Michael J. Distel ordered that the Grand Rapids 61st District Court shall suspend all operations through April 5, 2020, except for the following:

  • Felony and misdemeanor arraignments of defendants held in custody (conducted by video);
  • Arraignments on felonies and serious criminal offenses for individuals released from custody prior to video arraignment (as ordered by the court at the time of release from custody);
  • Probable cause conferences;
  • Scheduled preliminary examinations;
  • Trials for incarcerated individuals;
  • Sentencing for incarcerated individuals;
  • Other emergency proceedings as necessary.
  • Landlord-tenant, general civil and small claims complaints will still be accepted via mail or by depositing in the civil dropbox.

 
Click here to read the full notice.

Kent County 63rd District Court, according to a March 14th media release, has adjourned all landlord-tenant hearings until May 1st, with the exception of complaints alleging serious and continuing health hazard, which will be scheduled as soon as possible.

Click here to read the full release.

 

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