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Local Administrative Orders and Plans, Local Court Rules


Authority, Scope, and Procedure for Local Order and Plans

A trial court may issue a local administrative order governing only internal court management. Administrative orders must be sequentially numbered during the calendar year of their issuance. Before its effective date an administrative order must be sent to the State Court Administrator. If the State Court Administrator directs, a trial court shall stay the effective date of an administrative order or shall revoke it. A trial court may submit such an order to the Supreme Court as a local court rule. [MCR 8.112(B)]

Authority, Scope, and Procedure for Local Court Rules

A trial court may adopt local court rules regulating practice in that court. These rules are not to be in conflict with the Michigan Court Rules and are to regulate matters not covered by the court rules. [MCR 8.112(A)] If a practice of a trial court is not specifically authorized by the Michigan Court Rules and 1) reasonably depends on attorneys or litigants being informed of the practice for its effectiveness or 2) requires an attorney litigant to do some act in relation to practice before that court, the practice, before enforcement, must be adopted by the court as a local court rule and approved by the Supreme Court.

Model Orders and Plans

Model local administrative orders are available for some areas of court management; they can be downloaded from this site in Rich Text format. 


​contact your regional office 


Region 1 Administrator

Deborah Green
PO Box 02984
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 972-3300
Fax: (313) 972-3309

Region 2 Administrator

PO Box 30048
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-9353
Fax: (517) 373-8760

Region 3 Administrator

J. Bruce Kilmer
PO Box 750
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48804-0750
Phone: (989) 772-5934
Fax: (989) 773-0457

Region 4 Administrator

Jerome M.P. Kole
PO Box 100
Gaylord, MI 49734
Phone: (989) 732-3311
Fax: (989) 732-4237

Region 5 Administrator

Jill Booth
PO Box 30048
Lansing, MI 48909-7547
Phone:  (517) 373-8679
Fax:  (517) 373-5235