Effective May 18, 2020, pursuant to following guidelines, all cases currently scheduled will be heard using Zoom videoconferencing technology.
1.) All cases will be heard electronically by Zoom. Physical presence in the courtroom is by prior permission only.
2.) All other parties and witnesses shall appear and/or observe electronically. Only parties or witnesses will be permitted into the virtual proceedings via Zoom. When calling in, parties and witness will be held initially in the electronic waiting room. Private electronic breakout rooms will available for participants during the Zoom proceeding.
3.) Members of the public may observe court proceedings via livestream on the Court’s YouTube channels linked on this webpage.
4.) The Court will hear only cases where both parties appear. Information on how to appear electronically may be obtained by contacting the court. All notices to appear will include the Zoom connection information.
5.) There will be no default judgments entered, or bench warrants issued, without clear and convincing evidence that the absent party not only had notice of the hearing, but also had the ability to attend electronically.
6.) In cases where only one side appears, and there is question as to notice, and/or to ability to attend, the matter will be adjourned.
Use the list below for general or case-specific questions:General questions: 54BCustomer@cityofeastlansing.com or (517) 351-7000
Civil matters: 54BCivil@54bdistrictcourt.com or (517) 351-1730
Misdemeanor/Felonies: 54BCriminal@54bdistrictcourt.com or (517) 336-8630
Traffic/Code Violations: 54BTraffic@54bdistrictcourt.com or (517) 351-4568
Parking citations: 54BParking@54bdistrictcourt.com or (517)351-7022
Probation: 54BProbation@cityofeastlansing.com or (517) 351-7026