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MiFILE Court Forms, Court Rules, and E-filing Standards


Michigan Court Rules and e-Filing standards have been adopted to support e-Filing and to ensure a consistent and reliable experience for the filers and courts. Additionally, court forms are being revised as part of the MiFILE implementation. See below for articles that explain these changes. 


Checkmark Cour​​t Forms 

​​Plan of action to amend all SCAO-approved court forms to accommodate MiFILE, to improve usability of electronic documents, and to comply with court rule amendments recently adopted to facilitate the electronic environment. 

Checkmark Michigan Cour​​t Rules 

​​Overview of court rule amendments, effective September 1, 2018.  This is the first of several sets of rules adopted to facilitate various facets of electronic filing, electronic service and electronic document management. ​

Overview of court rule amendments, effective May 1, 2019.  This is the second of several sets of rules adopted to facilitate various facets of electronic filing, electronic service, and electronic document management. 

Overview of court rule amendments regarding personal identifying information, effective January 1, 2021.  These amendments are part of a larger project involving comprehensive records policies that need to be in place before e-Filing is implemented across the state.  

​Criteria for mandating e-Filing​ pursuant to Administrative Order 2019-2 and information on the process for a filer to request an exemption from e-Filing. This includes a new model LAO for e-Filing Access Plan, a model MOU, a calculator, and a grievance form. 

​Overview of court rule amendments, effective September 1, 2018, specific to e-Filing and e-Service under MCR 1.109(G). This rule provides the fundamental authority, policy, and procedure for electronic filing and electronic service in MiFILE. 

Checkmark​ E-Filing Standards​

​Policies and minimum functional and procedural standards for an electronic document management system were established by the SCAO on February 14, 2019, for use by courts in procuring an EDMS and for use by SCAO to provide to any state-contracted vendor.