Michigan Supreme Court Internal Operating Procedures (IOPs)
The Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce the availability of the Supreme Court’s Internal Operating Procedures (IOPs) that interpret and implement the Subchapter 7.300 court rules. The IOPs are bookmarked and include a hyperlinked table of contents and index for easier navigation.
Please provide any comments or suggestions regarding the IOPs to the Clerk’s Office by email at MSC_Clerk@courts.mi.gov or by phone at (517) 373-0120.
Michigan Supreme Court Rules of Etiquette & Conduct
The Michigan Supreme Court's Rules of Etiquette and Conduct is a two-page brochure that provides important information to practitioners and members of the general public about properly conducting one's self inside the Michigan Hall of Justice, especially while observing or participating in oral arguments in the Supreme Court courtroom.
MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT'S PROCESSING OF CASES AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS
The Michigan Supreme Court's Processing of Cases and Administrative Matters Guide is an overview of the internal practices and procedures utilized by the Court in processing appeals, original actions and administrative matters. It is a good resource for new filers as well as seasoned practitioners to understand how their cases are handled and how best to serve their clients in the process.
Guide for Counsel in Cases to be Argued in the Michigan Supreme Court
The Guide for Counsel in Cases to Be Argued in the Michigan Supreme Court was prepared by Supreme Court staff with extensive input from numerous respected practitioners. Topics include preparation for oral argument, filing, brief writing tips, oral argument procedures, and more. It is especially designed for those attorneys making their first appearance before the Court. The guide includes general information plus a directory of offices and programs.
CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PRO PER APPLICATION FORMS
Clerk’s Office of the Michigan Supreme Court has designed two forms for use by unrepresented
litigants in preparing applications for leave to appeal in civil and criminal
cases. The forms satisfy the formatting
and structural requirements of the court rules if they are completed in
accordance with the accompanying instructions. The instructions and forms are not intended to provide legal advice on
whether you should file the application, what factual information you should
include, or what issues you should raise and argue. Providing these forms should not be viewed as
encouraging anyone to act in propria
persona (i.e., without the assistance of counsel) in the Supreme
Court. There are many strategic and
procedural decisions that must be made during the appeal process, and an
attorney’s assistance might be critical to the success of your application.