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  COA Oral Argument During the Pandemic

Until the Court returns to the traditional in-person arguments, the Court will continue to utilize Zoom for oral arguments on all cases where argument was preserved. Parties who are endorsed for argument will receive an invitation which includes a link to the Zoom session and instructions for participating. Recordings of all arguments are uploaded to the Court’s YouTube channel within 24 hours. Most Zoom oral argument sessions are not livestreamed. If you would like to view an argument live, contact the clerk’s office at least 24 hours prior to the argument date. The Court will continue to monitor events to determine when it is most appropriate to return to the courtrooms..

Case Call Schedule 

The case call list shows the cases scheduled for call for all panels during the designated month. 


Understanding the Case Call Schedule

  • The panel number, location, and panel composition are listed at the top of each page, followed by the day, date and time of oral arguments, and the cases listed in the order in which they will be heard. 
  • Directly beneath the case name, you will find each attorney’s name next to the party he/she represents and whether the attorney is endorsed for oral argument. 
  • Cases are heard by panels of three judges, with the exception of conflict panels.
  • One judge is designated presiding judge and presides at the hearing and performs other responsibilities.
  • Oral arguments are routinely scheduled Tuesday through Friday during the first two weeks of the month.
  • Two argument sessions are scheduled each day. The first session will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the second at 11:00 a.m.
  • The courtrooms of the Court are located in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids.
  • By court rule, oral argument may also be held in Marquette or another location designated by the chief judge. Typically, the Court also schedules at least one hearing date annually on the campus of one of the state’s law schools.

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