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Michigan Court Rules and Other Rules

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The Michigan Rules of Court are the rules adopted by the Michigan Supreme Court to govern Michigan's legal system and the judges, lawyers, and other professionals who are charged with preserving the integrity of that system. The purpose of the Court Rules is to establish uniform rules and procedures for all levels of Michigan's court system. These regulations ensure that cases are resolved without undue delay and that those who appear in court receive due process and equal treatment under the law.


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Michigan Court Rules

PDF version: Chapters 1-9 (printer-friendly)

HTML version: Chapters 1-9 (best for online and mobile viewing)

Chapter 1. General Provisions

Chapter 2. Civil Procedure

Chapter 3. Special Proceedings and Actions

Chapter 4. District Court

Chapter 5. Probate Court

Chapter 6. Criminal Procedure

Chapter 7. Appellate Rules

Chapter 8. Administrative Rules of Court

Chapter 9. Professional Disciplinary Proceedings


Administrative Orders

HTML version - best for online and mobile viewing

PDF version - printer-friendly


Other Rules

Michigan Rules of Evidence.pdf
Local Court Rules - Circuit Court.pdf
Local Court Rules - District Courts.pdf
Local Court Rules - Probate Courts.pdf
Local Court Rules - Court of Claims.pdf
Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct.pdf
Rules Concerning The State Bar of Michigan.pdf
Rules For the Board of Law Examiners.pdf
Michigan Code of Judicial Conduct.pdf
For specific questions or general comments regarding Michigan Court Rules, or to report an error, please call the Michigan Supreme Court Clerk’s office at 517-373-0120.

Note: These rules are posted for informational purposes only and are intended to serve as a resource to provide full access to the rules that govern our state courts. The documents available here include the full text of the rules; all amendments made effective by the Michigan Supreme Court are included in the rules. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the online documents, the Court does not guarantee that they are free of error. The Michigan Court Rules are subject to revision by the Michigan Supreme Court at anytime.



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