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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.



December 3, 2018

All Western District of Michigan locations will be closed Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in accordance with the National Day of Mourning on behalf of President George H.W. Bush.

November 15, 2018

Our Marquette office will be closed Friday, November 16th so staff may attend funeral services. The office will reopen Monday, November 19.

November 2, 2018

If you have an election related case filing between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, please call our main line at 616-456-2381. Leave a message clearly stating your name and telephone number and your call will be...

October 15, 2018

Administrative Order 18-RL-091 regarding the adoption of an Early Mediation Program for pro se prisoner civil rights litigants, effective October 15, 2018.


October 11, 2018

Administrative Order 18-RL-085 regarding the adoption of the Local General Rules, Local Civil Rules and Local Criminal Rules as set forth in the attachments to the Administrative Order. The amendments...

August 31, 2018

Please take notice that the Administrative Office of the United States Courts has announced a new fee for providing copies of records in electronic form when those records are not stored in the Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF)...

August 28, 2018

All Clerk's Office locations will be closed on Friday, September 7, 2018, for a staff training.

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.