While the governor has extended the stay home, stay safe executive order, some of the courts are now proceeding with hearings by Zoom. This is true in at least Macomb and Wayne Counties.
How Will I Know If My Hearing Is Going to Proceed by Zoom?
Typically, the court will send out notice to all parties, including the attorneys and the actual people involved in the case. IF you have not received notice and your case is scheduled for a hearing before May 15, 2020, the current quarantine deadline, then you should call the judge's clerk and attempt to contact the court. If you cannot contact the court by phone, then you should file at the very least a notice that you are not appearing at the hearing because of the executive order and you have not received notice from the court that your hearing is going to proceed.
How Do I Do A Zoom Hearing?
The notice from the court should contain detailed explanations of how to proceed. The web site for the court should also have directions posted as well. For the most part, it is relatively easy and you just have to go to the Zoom web site or invitations may be sent by email. If you do not have access to a device that can access zoom or otherwise video conferences, the court typically has a telephone number that you may use to call into the court for the hearing. Again it is best to check the court web site and contact the court directly.
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