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Civil

These rules are current as of January 1, 2020.

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Scope of Rules-One Form of Action

Commencement of Action; Service of Process, Pleadings, Motions and Orders

Motions & Pleadings

Pretrial Conferences and Procedures, Mediation

Discovery

Juries and Trials

Judgments

Temporary Restraining Orders/Preliminary Injunctions,
Deposits, Withdrawals & Garnishments

United States Magistrate Judge Duties

District Courts and Clerks

Attorneys; Attorney Discipline; General Provisions

Proposed Amendments

2020

  • 20-AO-046: Extending Authorization of Temporary Use of Video Teleconferencing, Telephone Conferencing, and Other Procedures in Criminal Matters Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES ACT")
    Filed: Monday, September 28, 2020
  • 20-AO-041: Reassignment of Pending Civil Caseload of Senior Judge Marianne O. Battani
    Filed: Friday, August 14, 2020
  • 20-AO-040: Electronic Service of Habeas Corpus Petitions Filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Under U.S.C. § 2254
    Filed: Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • 20-AO-039: Extending the Excludable Time under The Speedy Trial Act, 28 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7) In Criminal Matters
    Filed: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
  • 20-AO-038R: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phased-in Recovery Plan and Extension of Temporary Procedures Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act -- REVISED
    Filed: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • 20-AO-038: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phased-in Recovery Plan and Extension of Temporary Procedures Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
    Filed: Thursday, July 2, 2020
  • 20-AO-036: Continued Pro Se Filings, The Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 and Related Coronavirus Health Conditions
    Filed: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • 20-AO-034: Grand Juries
    Filed: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  • 20-AO-032: Reassignment of Cases of Magistrate Judge Michael Hluchaniuk
    Filed: Friday, May 29, 2020
  • 20-AO-029: Reassignment of Certain Civil Cases Filed By Various John Does Against The University of Michigan and The Regents of the University of Michigan (This Administrative Order is a supplement to Administrative Order 20-AO-028)
    Filed: Thursday, May 7, 2020
  • 20-AO-028: Reassignment of Certain Civil Cases Filed By Various John Does Against The University of Michigan and The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Filed: Monday, May 4, 2020
  • 20-AO-027: Temporary Use of Video Teleconferencing, Telephone Conferencing, and Other Procedures in Criminal Matters Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES ACT")
    Filed: Friday, April 10, 2020
  • 20-AO-026: Pro Se Filings The Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 and Related Coronavirus Health Conditions
    Filed: Thursday, April 2, 2020
  • 20-AO-025: Limited Operations Due to COVID-19 Pandemic - Authorization To Use Video and Telephone Conferencing
    Filed: Monday, March 30, 2020
  • 20-AO-024: Temporary Procedure for Motions to Extend Self-Report Dates and to Review Detention Orders
    Filed: Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • 20-AO-023: Misdemeanor Ticket Call During Period of Limited Court Operations Due to COVID-19
    Filed: Friday, March 20, 2020
  • 20-AO-022: Initial Appearances During Period of Limited Court Operations Due to COVID-19
    Filed: Sunday, March 22, 2020
  • 20-AO-021: Court Operations Under The Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 and Related Coronavirus Health Conditions
    Filed: Friday, March 13, 2020
  • 20-AO-020: Restrictions on Visitors To Eastern District of Michigan Courthouse Facilities
    Filed: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  • 20-AO-012: Reassignment of Pending Criminal Caseload of Senior Judge Marianne O. Battani
    Filed: Monday, January 27, 2020
  • 20-AO-010: Creation of Caseload for Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis - Reassignment of Civil Cases
    Filed: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • 20-AO-003: Reassignment of Pending Civil Caseload of Senior Judge Avern Cohn
    Filed: Thursday, January 2, 2020

2018

  • 18-AO-023: Reassignment of Caseload of Judge John Corbett O'Meara
    Filed: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • 18-AO-014: Transcript Fee Rates
    Filed: Monday, April 2, 2018

2017

  • 17-AO-034: Plan for the Administration of the Non-Appropriated Fund
    Filed: Thursday, November 30, 2017
  • 17-AO-009: Temporary Suspension of LR 83.11(a)(2) Re Assignment of Civil Cases to Judges
    Filed: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • 17-AO-006: Reassignment of Civil Cases Pending in the Northern Division
    Filed: Thursday, February 16, 2017

2016

  • 16-AO-023: Reassignment of Caseload of Judge Gerald E. Rosen
    Filed: Thursday, December 22, 2016
  • 16-AO-014: Reassignment of Civil Cases Pending in the Northern Division
    Filed: Thursday, July 7, 2016
  • 16-AO-013: Use of Associate Attorneys - Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Cases
    Filed: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
  • 16-AO-012: Mandatory Electronic Submission of Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Payment Vouchers
    Filed: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
  • 16-AO-011: Revised Plan for Implementing the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 (CJA)
    Filed: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
  • 16-AO-006: Local Rules of the Bankruptcy Court
    Filed: Monday, January 4, 2016
  • 16-AO-003: Reassignment of Cases to Magistrate Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis
    Filed: Monday, January 4, 2016

2015

  • 15-AO-047: Reassignment of Cases to Judge Terrence G. Berg
    Filed: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • 15-AO-044: Reassignment of Caseload of Judge Patrick J. Duggan
    Filed: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
  • 15-AO-035: Appointment of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel
    Filed: Friday, June 5, 2015
  • 15-AO-033: Reassignment of Cases
    Filed: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
  • 15-AO-024: Forfeiture of Collateral Schedule for Misdemeanors - Supplement to 05-AO-021
    Filed: Monday, February 23, 2015

2014

  • 14-AO-032: Reassignment of Social Security Cases to Recalled Magistrate Judge Charles E. Binder
    Filed: Monday, May 12, 2014
  • 14-AO-015: Reassignment of Pending Caseload of Magistrate Judge Laurie J. Michelson
    Filed: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • 14-AO-014: Reassignment of Pending Caseload of Magistrate Judge Mark A. Randon
    Filed: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2013

  • 13-AO-032: Media and Public Conduct, Courtroom Procedure and Decorum
    Filed: Monday, July 22, 2013
  • 13-AO-030: Temporary Suspension of LR 67.1 and LCrR 46.1 (Effective August 5, 2013
    Filed: Monday, June 10, 2013
  • 13-AO-028: Recall Appointment of the Honorable Paul J. Komives, United States Magistrate Judge, Retired
    Filed: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
  • 13-AO-027: Appointment of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel - Magistrate Judge Position (Bay City, Michigan)
    Filed: Monday, May 20, 2013
  • 13-AO-025: Detroit Grand Juries
    Filed: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
  • 13-AO-023: Local Rules Advisory Committee
    Filed: Monday, April 8, 2013
  • 13-AO-021: Drawing of Names from Master Jury Wheels for Assignment to Grand Jury Panels
    Filed: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • 13-AO-020: Drawing of Names from Master Jury Wheels for Assignment to Petit Jury Panels
    Filed: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • 13-AO-016: Juror Selection Plan
    Filed: Monday, March 18, 2013
  • 13-AO-012: Forfeiture of Collateral Schedule for Misdemeanors - Supplement to 05-AO-021
    Filed: Friday, February 22, 2013
  • 13-AO-011: Amended Master Jury Wheels - All Divisions
    Filed: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  • 13-AO-008: Master Jury Wheel Port Huron Division
    Filed: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 13-AO-011.
  • 13-AO-007: Master Jury Wheel Flint Division
    Filed: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 13-AO-011.
  • 13-AO-006: Master Jury Wheel Bay City Division
    Filed: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 13-AO-011.
  • 13-AO-005: Master Jury Wheel Detroit Division
    Filed: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 13-AO-011.
  • 13-AO-004: Master Jury Wheel Ann Arbor Division
    Filed: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 13-AO-011.

2012

  • 12-AO-008: Jury Trials in Bankruptcy Court
    Filed: Monday, June 4, 2012
  • 12-AO-006: Recall Appointment of the Honorable Paul J. Komives, Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge
    Filed: Monday, March 19, 2012
  • 12-AO-004: Local Rules Advisory Committee
    Filed: Wednesday, March 7, 2012

2011

  • 11-AO-038: Appointment of Magistrate Judge David R. Grand
    Filed: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
  • 11-AO-036: Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Mona K. Majzoub
    Filed: Monday, October 17, 2011
  • 11-AO-034: Appointment of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel - Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Mona K. Majzoub
    Filed: Thursday, June 9, 2011
  • 11-AO-033: Local Rules Advisory Committee
    Filed: Thursday, June 9, 2011
  • 11-AO-030: Forfeiture of Collateral Schedule for Misdemeanors - Supplement to 05-AO-021
    Filed: Friday, May 27, 2011
  • 11-AO-025: Transcript Fee Rates
    Filed: Thursday, May 5, 2011
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 18-AO-014.
  • 11-AO-024: Recall Appointment of the Honorable Virginia M. Morgan, United States Magistrate Judge, Retired
    Filed: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
  • 11-AO-023: Juror Subsistence Fees
    Filed: Friday, April 22, 2011
  • 11-AO-018: Juror Parking Reimbursement - All Locations
    Filed: Friday, March 11, 2011
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 13-AO-031.
  • 11-AO-016: Reassigning New Civil Cases Due to Attorney's Clerical Error
    Filed: Sunday, April 10, 2011
  • 11-AO-010: Appointment of Magistrate Judge - Laurie J. Michelson
    Filed: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • 11-AO-009: Appointment of Magistrate Judge - Laurie J. Michelson
    Filed: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 11-AO-009.
  • 11-AO-008: Master Jury Wheel Port Huron Division
    Filed: Friday, February 11, 2011
  • 11-AO-007: Master Jury Wheel Flint Divisiion
    Filed: Friday, February 11, 2011
  • 11-AO-006: Master Jury Wheel Detroit Division
    Filed: Friday, February 11, 2011
  • 11-AO-005: Master Jury Wheel Bay City Divisiion
    Filed: Friday, February 11, 2011
  • 11-AO-004: Master Jury Wheel Ann Arbor Division
    Filed: Friday, February 11, 2011
  • 11-AO-001: Appointment of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel - Magistrate Judge Position (Ann Arbor/Detroit, Michigan)
    Filed: Monday, January 10, 2011

2010

  • 10-AO-034: Recall Appointment of the Honorable Paul J. Komives, Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge
    Filed: Monday, December 6, 2010
  • 10-AO-014: Reappointment of Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen
    Filed: Thursday, June 10, 2010
  • 10-AO-012: Local Rules Advisory Committee
    Filed: Wednesday, May 19, 2010
  • 10-AO-011: Clerk's Office Public Hours
    Filed: Tuesday, May 4, 2010
  • 10-AO-008: Appointment of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel - Magistrate Judge Position (Detroit, Michigan)
    Filed: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
  • 10-AO-007: Use of Cellular Phones and Other Communication Devices - Flint Courthous
    Filed: Tuesday, February 2, 2010
  • 10-AO-003: Speedy Trial Act Plan
    Filed: Thursday, January 14, 2010
  • 10-AO-001: Appointment of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel - Reappointment of Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen
    Filed: Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2009

  • 09-AO-046: Recall Appointment of the Honorable Paul J. Komives, United States Magistrate Judge, Retired
    Filed: Thursday, December 24, 2009
  • 09-AO-042: Application of Time Deadlines - Amendments to Local Rules (Effective December 1, 2009)
    Filed: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
  • 09-AO-041: Local Rules of the Bankruptcy Court
    Filed: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
  • 09-AO-038: Supplemental Juror Attendance Fees - Petit and Grand Jurors
    Filed: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
  • 09-AO-036: Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Donal A. Scheer
    Filed: Tuesday, October 6, 2009
  • 09-AO-026: Appointment - United States Attorney Terrence Berg
    Filed: Friday, July 10, 2009
  • 09-AO-022: Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge - Mark A. Randon
    Filed: Thursday, July 2, 2009
  • 09-AO-020: Local Rules Advisory Committee
    Filed: Monday, June 8, 2009
  • 09-AO-019: Appointment of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel - Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Donald A. Scheer
    Filed: Tuesday, June 2, 2009
  • 09-AO-016: Drawing of Names from Qualified Jury Wheel for Assignment to Grand Jury Panel - Flint Division
    Filed: Friday, April 24, 2009
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 13-AO-021.
  • 09-AO-015: Drawing of Names from Qualified Jury Wheel for Assignment to Grand Jury Panel - Detroit Division
    Filed: Friday, April 24, 2009
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 13-AO-021.
  • 09-AO-014: Drawing of Names from Qualified Jury Wheel for Assignment to Grand Jury Panel - Bay City Division
    Filed: Friday, April 24, 2009
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 13-AO-021.
  • 09-AO-013: Drawing of Names from Qualified Jury Wheels for Assignment to Petit Jury Panels - All Divisions
    Filed: Friday, April 24, 2009
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 13-AO-021.
  • 09-AO-012: Appointment of Chief Bankruptcy Judge
    Filed: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
  • 09-AO-006: Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Virginia M. Morgan
    Filed: Monday, February 9, 2009
  • 09-AO-005: Recall Appointment of the Honorable Steven D. Pepe, United States Magistrate Judge, Retired
    Filed: Monday, February 9, 2009
  • 09-AO-004: Recall Appointment of the Honorable Paul J. Komives, United States Magistrate Judge, Retired
    Filed: Monday, January 26, 2009
  • 09-AO-001: Detroit Grand Juries
    Filed: Tuesday, January 6, 2009
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 13-AO-025.

2008

  • 08-AO-050: Appointment of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel - Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Virginia M. Morgan
    Filed: Wednesday, November 5, 2008
  • 08-AO-047: E.D. Mich. LR 26.2, Filing Discovery Material
    Filed: Wednesday, October 8, 2008
  • 08-AO-046: Filing a new Civil Case or Civil Initiating Papers Under Seal
    Filed: Wednesday, October 8, 2008
  • 08-AO-042: Appointment of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel - Magistrate Judge Position (Detroit or Ann Arbor, Michigan)
    Filed: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
  • 08-AO-041: Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Charles E. Binder
    Filed: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
  • 08-AO-026: Amendments to Local Rules; Effective Date (E.D. Mich. LR 83.1
    Filed: Thursday, June 12, 2008
    Superseded by amendments to E.D. Mich. LR 83.1.
  • 08-AO-025: Amendments to Local Rules to Conform with December 1, 2007 Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    Filed: Thursday, June 12, 2008
  • 08-AO-020: Attorney Admission - Procedure for Admission (E.D. Mich. LR 83.20(d))
    Filed: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
    Superseded by amendments to E.D. Mich. LR 83.20(d).
  • 08-AO-019: Appointment of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel - Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Charles E. Binder
    Filed: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
  • 08-AO-018: Appointment of Chief Bankruptcy Judge
    Filed: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
  • 08-AO-017: Jury Trials in Bankruptcy Court
    Filed: Friday, April 11, 2008
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 12-AO-008.
  • 08-AO-016: Appointment of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel - Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Charles E. Binder
    Filed: Friday, April 11, 2008
  • 08-AO-013: Local Rules of Bankruptcy Court
    Filed: Friday, March 7, 2008
  • 08-AO-012: Jury Trials in the Bankruptcy Court
    Filed: Friday, February 29, 2008
    Superseded by Administrative Order No. 08-AO-019.
  • 08-AO-009: Civility Principles
    Filed: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
  • 08-AO-001: Mail and Packages Addressed to Federal Court Facilities
    Filed: Tuesday, January 8, 2008

2007

2006

  • 06-AO-009: Forfeiture of Collateral Schedule for Misdemeanors - Supplement to 05-AO-021
    Filed: Friday, April 7, 2006

2005

2004

2003

  • 03-AO-027: Standing Order for Discovery and Inspection and Fixing Motion Cut-Off Date in Criminal Cases
    Filed: Wednesday, October 1, 2003

2000

1999

  • 99-AO-060: Holiday Court Closings
    Filed: Wednesday, November 3, 1999

1995

  • 95-AO-079: Handling Firearms as Exhibits in Trials
    Filed: Friday, September 15, 1995
  • 03-AO-027: Standing Order for Discovery and Inspection and Fixing Motion Cut-Off Date in Criminal Cases
    Filed: Wednesday, October 1, 2003