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  MiFILE ​is now available for electronic filing. 
See Of Current Interest section, below.

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From Chief Judge Christopher M. Murray

Photo of Chief Judge Talbot​​Welcome to the website of the Michigan Court of Appeals! The objective of this website is to provide information to the public, parties, and attorneys in a timely manner about the Court, its cases, and its rules and operating procedures. On this site you will find links to the Court's history; its judges and staff; directions to the different clerk's offices and courtrooms; policies regarding media access, disability accommodation and weapons in the courtroom; recently released opinions; docket information about cases, including those that are scheduled on case call within the next month or two; and much more. Especially useful to litigants Read More...

About the Court

The Michigan Court of Appeals is one of the highest volume intermediate appellate courts in the country.  It was created by the 1963 Michigan Constitution and heard its first cases in January 1965.  Generally, decisions from final orders of a circuit court or probate court, as well as some agency orders, may be appealed to the court as a matter of right.  Other lower court or tribunal decisions may be appealed only by application for leave to appeal, i.e., with permission of the court.  Read More...

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Of Current Interest 


On September 6, 2019, the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals transitioned from TrueFiling to MiFILE, the statewide e-filing system that is used by several state trial courts. You need to be aware of the following information and take the necessary steps so that you can use the MiFILE system for appellate court filings::

  • If you have not already done so, you will need to register at  As of 9:00 a.m. on September 7, 2019, all e-filings must now be submitted through MiFILE.
  • The TrueFiling site ( is no longer available for e-filing in the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals. However, you will still be able to access your filing history in TrueFiling for the next six months..
  • Because e-filing was not possible after 11:30 a.m. on September 6, 2019, during the upgrade procedure, pleadings that were due on September 6 will be docketed as timely filed if they are submitted before 11:59 p.m. on September 7.  ​
  • Additional information and user resources are available on the Court's MiFILE ​webpage.

​Did You Know You Could...


E-File pleadings using the MiFILE system?


Look up opinions, orders and case information?


Check the schedule for oral arguments?


Sign up for an email subscription for COA and MSC opinions & orders?


Locate approved Court forms?


View a summary of how the appeals process works and review FAQs and procedural manuals?


Find directions and maps for each district office?


View the Michigan Appellate Opinion Manual?​