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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 

Oral Argument Recordings Now Available on Website 

The Michigan Court of Appeals is pleased to announce that, beginning with cases heard on its June 2019 case call, audio recordings of the Court’s oral arguments will be available on this website. To access the audio file for a particular case, go to the Case Search​ page and retrieve the Appellate Docket Sheet for the matter. If there was an argument in that case, you will see an entry for that date titled “Oral Argument Audio” with a link to the MP3 audio file. The entry and audio link will be available within a day or two after the conclusion of the case call session when the case was heard. If you encounter an issue accessing an audio file, please contact the clerk’s office for assistance. However, please note that the Court will purge the recordings after one year in order to manage server storage space.​

​Did You Know You Could...


E-File pleadings using the TrueFiling 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?