Covid-19 Emergency Court Information
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Covid-19 Emergency Court Information

Office of the Governor:

Executive Order 2020-77

Court Orders and Procedures:

Emergency Filings and Contact Information:

Circuit Court

All emergency motions and proposed emergency orders identified in the Court’s Local Administrative Order, including PPOs, should be emailed to: wclerks@livgov.com
or faxed to: (517) 548-4219.  
Forms can be accessed at https://www.livgov.com/courts/circuit/clerk/

Personal Protection Orders:

PPOs should be emailed to: wclerks@livgov.com or faxed to: (517) 548-4219.  
Forms can be accessed at https://www.livgov.com/courts/circuit/clerk/

Friend of the Court:

For questions involving Friend of the Court matters, please contact FOC reception at (877) 543-2660

Juvenile Court:

All emergency motions for the Juvenile Court identified in the Court’s Local Administrative Order should be emailed to: juvenilecourt@livgov.com or faxed to: (517) 546-3731.

Probate Court:

All emergency motions for the Probate Court identified in the Court’s Local Administrative Order should be emailed to: probatecourt@livgov.com or faxed to: (517) 552-2510.

District Court:

All emergency motions for the District Court identified in the Court’s Local Administrative Order should be emailed to: districtcourthowell@livgov.com or faxed to: (517) 548-9445.

Jury Service:

Livingston County Courts will have No jurors reporting for Jury Selection through April 30, 2020.

For all other jurors with jury selection dates starting on May 1, 2020 and later, you should follow the instructions on your Jury Summons regarding, Jury Reporting.

Preparedness and Response

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan


Public Access:

Court proceedings remain accessible to the public during this time via video recording.  Please contact Judicial Staff below to request a video recording.

44th Circuit Court:

Hon. Michael P. Hatty Chambers: 517.540.7570
Hon. L. Suzanne Geddis Chambers: 517.540.7576
Hon. Matthew J. McGivney Chambers: 517.540.8904
Hon. Miriam A. Cavanaugh Chambers: 517.540.7751

53rd District Court:

Hon. Shauna N. Murphy Chambers:
Barb McInnes, Judicial Secretary:
bmcinnes@livgov.com
517.540.7635
Hon. Daniel B. Bain Chambers:
Tammi Morris, Judicial Secretary:
tmorris@livgov.com
517.540.7644

Court proceedings may be also be accessible via livestreaming at the following links:

Hon. Shauna N. Murphy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCBK0ojkQouP6xwEHS3VtdQ
Hon. Daniel B. Bain: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaq0z5g2xMPMUUgGApKC4qA
Hon. Miriam A. Cavanaugh: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC91TAvwQjtwKJpmrJMm0qkg
Hon. Michael P. Hatty: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3oBtCVpxXoTZplfTP1zWmg
Hon. L. Suzanne Geddis: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0EGjaWZ-UsFyGgJ_SY5yg 
Hon. Matthew J. McGivney: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCUlDrlA-F7nEZXr_ybJoA
Magistrate Jerry Sherwood:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC70yfYlagoducZhKm6Et91A
Juvenile Courtroom:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3q8dJ0nu6PzoGe1Es5vjpQ