Electronic 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.
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:
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.
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
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
Attorneys 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.