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Michigan Court of Appeals

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1965-2015: Court Celebrates 50th Anniversary

In 2015, the Court of Appeals is proud to celebrate 50 years of service to Michigan.
Click here to learn more about this very important milestone in our history.

From Chief Judge Talbot

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...

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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, as well as some probate court and 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

2014 Annual REport

The 2014 Annual Report is now available. The Annual Report includes a message from Chief Judge Talbot and a statistical and graphical analysis of overall court performance. Also highlighted in the report are initiatives and details from each department.

E-Filing Services Available Exclusively Through TrueFiling

TF Logo.pngTo e-file documents with the Michigan Court of Appeals, filers should use the ImageSoft TrueFiling system
Tru​eFiling information is available on the Court website. 
If you have questions about the registration process, please contact TrueFiling support at 855.959.8868 or

Tyler Technologies - Odyssey File & Serve Discontinued for E-Filing Services

As of Friday, January 30, 2015, the Michigan Court of Appeals discontinued use of the Odyssey File & Serve system. Filers may use the Odyssey File & Serve system until March 31, 2015, to retrieve copies of any documents previously e-filed. After March 31, 2015, the Odyssey system will no longer be available to registered Court of Appeals filers.

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​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?

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Court's 50th Anniversary

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