E-Filing and electronic document rfP released 8/25/16
The Michigan Supreme Court released a Request for Proposals (RFP) on August 25, 2016, seeking a vendor to supply a
statewide system that will allow litigants to file cases electronically from
anywhere at any time. The RFP also asks that
vendors submit proposals for an electronic document management system so that
courts can receive and manage e-filed documents. Release of the RFP is a major step forward in
our efforts to help trial courts across Michigan benefit from the potential
improvements in efficiency that e-filing can provide, including reduced
handling of paper files and reduced need for manual data entry of case
To review the RFP and obtain more information about the statewide e-filing initiative, go to www.courts.mi.gov/efiling. The deadline for proposals is October 25.
State Police & SOS Offer Training workshop in september
The Michigan State Police and the Michigan Secretary of State's office will present one final workshop on abstract criminal reporting on Tuesday, September 13 in Ann Arbor. The training is open to all courts in Michigan, and seating is limited, so be sure
to register by August 31. Find information here.
gET ANSWERS TO E-filing frequently asked questions
The State Court Administrative Office has developed answers to FAQs about the statewide e-filing initiative for courts and for filers. Statewide e-filing will help trial courts become more efficient and improve service to the public.
Find FAQs for courts here.
Find FAQs for filers here.
msc featured in national center for state courts 2016 'trends' publication
The National Center for State Courts has featured the Michigan Supreme Court's Performance Measures initiative in its recently-released 2016 Trends in State Courts publication. The article highlights how the Michigan Supreme Court and the State Court Administrative Office
(SCAO) use performance measures to generate critical data to improve service to the public.
The pathway to implementation of metrics, barriers to change, and lessons learned will be reviewed. Find the article on p. 81 of the publication.
msc issues 2015 annual report
With a focus on successful initiatives to improve service to the public, the Michigan Supreme Court has released its 2015 Annual Report. The report highlights reforms to measure and report on court performance, increase access, improve efficiency, and save money in Michigan’s judicial branch. MSC Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. recently presented highlights of the report to legislators. Click to read the report