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​​Photo of Chief Judge TalbotWelcome 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 are the links to the pro per manuals, the Internal Operating Procedures (IOPs), and the Michigan Court Rules, which includes not only the court rules but also the Michigan Rules of Evidence, Lower Court Rules, Rules for the Board of Law Examiners, Michigan Code of Judicial Conduct, Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules Concerning the State Bar of Michigan, and the Michigan Uniform System of Citation.


As you explore our website, please feel free to contact us with suggestions for enhancements and additional features.  Your comments will be a significant source of new ideas on how this site can better serve the entire legal community as we work to implement our mandate: "To secure the just, speedy, and economical determination of every action and to avoid the consequences of error that does not affect the substantial rights of the parties."  Michigan Court Rule 1.105.


Michael J. Talbot
Chief Judge