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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.



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. 



The 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. 


Clerk's Office Hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Clerk of the Court
Michigan Supreme Court
Mailing Address:
PO Box 30052
Lansing, MI 48909
Street Address:
Michigan Hall of Justice
925 W. Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48915
Phone: (517) 373-0120

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