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A message from
Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr.

Understanding Michigan’s judicial system is vital to adults and children alike. This website provides an overview of the Court’s practices and includes a multitude of resources. Please visit the site links for precise details.


We also invite you to visit the Michigan Hall of Justice located at the corner of Allegan Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, three blocks west of the State Capitol and north of the Michigan Historical Center.


Come visit—find the words freedom, truth, equality, and justice etched at the entrance. Participate in the hands-on opportunities in the Learning Center, or sit quietly in a courtroom when court is in session. The role that law plays in our everyday lives is central to American democracy. We encourage you to learn about the legacy that the Constitution guarantees as well as teach succeeding generations how important it is to participate in democracy in action.


Court Calendar


<February 2016>
Monday, February 15, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016Court HolidayOffice Closed
Wednesday, March 9, 2016Oral Arguments9:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 10, 2016Oral Arguments9:30 a.m.
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What's New

pointer.jpgElectronic filing system fee takes effect March 1, 2016

Beginning March 1, 2016, MCL 600.1986 requires Michigan courts to collect a $25 “electronic filing system fee” in addition to the $375 filing fee upon the commencement of a civil action except when the filing party is a governmental entity or is entitled to a fee waiver. The fee is charged regardless whether the civil action is initiated electronically through TrueFiling or by filing hard copies.  The Supreme Court will collect the $25 e-filing system fee for original civil actions filed on or after March 1, 2016.


Amendments to the Subchapter 7.300 court rules took effect on September 1, 2015.  The Amended MSC Court Rules web page includes links to the full set of rules and to a table comparing the new numbering scheme with both the former numbering scheme and the numbering scheme of the Subchapter 7.200 rules, which apply to the Court of Appeals.  The web page also provides a bulleted list of the more significant amendments to the rules. 


E-Filing and e-service with truefiling

For information about TrueFiling, the appellate court e-filing system, and for instructional materials on its use, please visit the E-Filing web page.  Click the icon below to access the TrueFiling logon page:
TrueFiling Logo 

"Cases inviting amicus BRIEfs" web page

A list of cases in which the Court has invited the filing of briefs amicus curiae is available under the Clerk's Office section of the website. The page identifies the issues to be addressed and provides the approximate due dates of the amicus briefs. Please visit the Cases Inviting Amicus Briefs web page to view the cases. 


"cases awaiting argument" web page

 A list of cases that are awaiting oral argument at a future session of the Court is now available under the Clerk’s Office section of the website.  The list includes links to the orders granting the leave applications or directing argument on the applications, the Court of Appeals opinion(s) or order(s), and the pleadings filed in the cases.  The list can be sorted in ascending or descending order by order date and docket number.  To view the list, please visit the Cases Awaiting Argument web page. 


Michigan Supreme Court Rules of Etiquette & Conduct

  Image: MSC Etiquette and 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.





Oral Argument Guide

image: Guide for CounselAttorneys who appear for oral arguments before the Michigan Supreme Court have a valuable new resource: a comprehensive guide on preparing for and arguing their cases. The Guide for Counsel in Cases to Be Argued in the Michigan Supreme Court was prepared by Supreme Court staff with extensive input from several prominent appellate 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. Click on the icon (left) to open the guide.



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Abigail Tithof

(517) 373-9435 


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PO Box 30052

Lansing, MI 48909 

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Michigan Hall of Justice

925 W. Ottawa Street

Lansing, MI 48915 

Phone: (517) 373-0120

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