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The Work of the Court

The Michigan Supreme Court reviews an average of 2,000 applications for leave to appeal and a small number of original actions each year. Of those, roughly 2-3 percent are argued before the Court and decided by opinion. The remaining cases are decided by order. There are currently 28 law clerks and 18 commissioners who research case law and write reports and opinions for the seven Justices. On average, the appeal process takes between 6 and 7 months from filing to disposition. The Court’s annual clearance rate for the past several years has been between 95 and 102 percent. Please review the provided links for monthly and annual reports reflecting the work of your Supreme Court.

 

Reports

July 2017 Report

2016 Annual Report

Reports Archive

Caseload Data 2015 Top 20 Supreme Court Caseloads (nationwide)