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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E-Notification of Opinions
The Michigan Court of Appeals is pleased to announce the implementation of "e-Notification" of the Court’s opinions beginning in January of 2017.
E-Notification will replace the mailing of printed copies of the Court’s opinions and will afford those individuals doing business with the Court immediate access to the Court’s opinions in their cases.
With e-Notification, when an opinion is issued in a case, an email will immediately be sent to the attorneys in the case (and self-represented parties) who have registered with TrueFiling--the Court’s e-filing system. The email notification will come from MI Appellate Court Notification with the subject line: DECISION(S) – MI Court of Appeals, and it will contain a link to a certified copy of the Court’s opinion. The trial court judge and clerk will be copied on the e-Notification email message.
In order to take advantage of e-Notification, attorneys (and self-represented parties) who have not done so, are encouraged to register at TrueFiling.com. Registration with TrueFiling, which includes agreement to e-Notification and e-Service, is required in order to receive e-Notification.
Attorneys (and self-represented parties) who are not registered with TrueFiling, will continue to receive a printed copy of the Court’s opinions by regular U.S. mail.
In anticipation of e-Notification, you should ensure that e-mails sent from "MI Appellate Court Notification" are not flagged as spam.
Honorable Michael J. Talbot
Michigan Court of Appeals