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  Mandatory E-Filing for Attorneys: 
Effective February 1, 2020, attorneys are required to make all filings with the Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals electronically using the MiFILE system unless excused by court order upon a motion for good cause. See revised Administrative Order 2014-23.​​​​​


  MiFILE Outage for Scheduled Maintenance: 
MiFILE is scheduled for maintenance updates starting on Friday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. ET through Sunday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET. During this time, you will not be able to e-file documents with the Court of Appeals. The filing deadlines for documents due on Friday, January 31 will be extended to Monday, February 3.​​​​​​

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 

2019 Michigan Appellate Bench Bar Conference Summary Report

The 2019 Michigan Appellate Bench Bar Conference Committee recently issued a press release​ announcing that the Conference Summary Report is now available. The Report may be found online here: 2019 Michigan Appellate Bench Bar Conference Summary Report


E-Briefs

Beginning October 23, 2019, filers may submit electronic briefs with the Michigan Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals that are formatted to accommodate viewing on electronic displays. E-Briefs have a maximum word count rather than a page limitation. Click HERE to read Administrative Order 2019-6.
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​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?​​

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