This administrative order is issued in accordance with Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 2003-7, effective January 1, 2005.
The Court adopts the adjournment policy set forth in MCR 2.503(B), as follows:
- Unless the Court allows otherwise, a request for an adjournment must be by verified and written motion or by written stipulation signed by all attorney of record or in open court based on good cause shown. All requests for adjournment will be decided by the judge or his or her designee. Adjournments granted will be classified and tracked based on the reason given.
- A motion/stipulation for adjournment must state:
a) which party is requesting the adjournment
b) the reason for it; and
c) whether other adjournments have been granted in the proceeding and, if so, the number granted.
- The entitlement of a motion/stipulation for adjournment must specify whether it is the first, or a later request, e.g., “Plaintiff’s Request for Third Adjournment.”
- At the time a proceeding is adjourned, the proceeding must be rescheduled for a specific date and time.
- In granting an adjournment, the Court may impose costs and conditions. Costs may be taxed summarily to be paid on demand of the adverse party or the adverse party’s attorney, and the adjournment may be vacated if nonpayment is shown by affidavit.