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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. ​​​​​​​​

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 

NEW Guide to​ Handling ​a Civil Appeal

The Clerk’s Office ha​s issued an all-new "Guide to Handling a Civil Appeal" for parties bringing a civil appeal without an attorney. See this and other Pro Per Manuals on our Pro Per Manuals page, here​.​

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


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.

​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?


Watch Case Call Oral Arguments on YouTube

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?​​​​​​​​​