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News & Announcements

Check this page or the News and Announcements box on the homepage for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.



August 16, 2018


On Saturday, August 18, 2018, the CM/ECF system for the Western District of Michigan will undgo a period of maintenance from 12:00pm EDT until approximately 4pm EDT.  During this time CM/ECF will not be available.  Thank you.


August 7, 2018

If you have an election related case filing between the hours of 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, please contact (616) 456-2381 for filing instructions.

June 26, 2018

The Grand Rapids Clerk's Office will be closed on Friday, June 29, 2018 beginning at 9:30am.  The Kalamazoo Clerk's Office will be closed during regular business hours on June 29, 2018.

June 15, 2018

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071 and Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Court hereby gives notice of its consideration of amendments to the Local Civil Rules and the Local Criminal Rules and the adoption of Local General Rules,...

May 15, 2018

Effective May 15, 2018, all Western District of Michigan Clerk's Office and E-Filing HelpDesk telephone hours have changed.  Telephone hours will now match lobby hours of 8:30 am -4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

April 24, 2018

The CM-ECF system will be unavailable for system maintenance

April 16, 2018

The Marquette Clerk's Office will be closed for regular business on Monday, April 16, 2018 due to inclement weather.

March 1, 2018

The Clerk's Office is pleased to announce the addition of several video resources to aid in the e-filing of motions and briefs.  These resources can be found here:

February 9, 2018

All Southern Division Clerk's Office (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing) locations will close at noon on Friday, February 9, 2018 due to inclement weather.