Michigan Supreme Court expands public access to proceedings

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The Michigan Supreme Court added a Virtual Courtroom Directory, a new feature on its website that allows the public to search for courts where virtual hearings are being held.

The public can click on a county to view if a specific court is offering streaming abilities and add a public calendar to virtual courtroom search results.

“With just two or three clicks, the public can find and watch local court proceedings,” said Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack. “Michigan’s courts have responded to this crisis by opening the virtual doors of our courthouses wide. I am so proud of the commitment to innovation that is transforming the judiciary, expanding access and strengthening democracy.”

Nearly 1,000 judges and other court officers have Zoom licenses and more than 100,000 hours of hearings have been conducted remotely since April 1.

For more information, visit the Supreme Court’s COVID-19 website.

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