The Court of Appeals and Court of Claims Clerk's Offices will be staffed until 9:00 p.m. on Election Day to respond as necessary to any election related matters that arise. While the offices will not be open to the public, staff will be available by phone. To contact either Clerk's Office from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., phone (313) 972-5678.
About the Court
The Michigan Court of Appeals is one of the highest volume intermediate appellate courts in the country. It was created by the 1963 Michigan Constitution and heard its first cases in January 1965. Generally, decisions from final orders of a circuit court, as well as some probate court and agency orders, may be appealed to the court as a matter of right. Other lower court or tribunal decisions may be appealed only by application for leave to appeal, i.e., with permission of the court. Read More...
Of Current Interest
PA 164 of 2013 locates the Court of Claims in the Court of Appeals.
As of November 12, 2013, the Court of Claims
is located in the Michigan Court of Appeals. Four Court of Appeals judges have been assigned to the Court of Claims by the Michigan Supreme Court. Detailed information is available on the Court of Claims
2013 Annual Report
The 2013 Annual Report
is now available. The Annual Report includes a message from Chief Judge Murphy and a statistical and graphical analysis of overall court performance. Also highlighted in the report are initiatives and details from each department.
Michigan Court of Appeals Named Leader in Automation
of Court Business Procedures
Strong management, sophisticated business practices, and intelligent use of information technology were among the reasons the Michigan Court of Appeals was a standout in a study by the National Center for State Courts. The Michigan Court of Appeals was one of three courts nationwide selected to be part of the study.
This is the second favorable study of the Michigan Court of Appeals conducted by the National Center for State Courts in recent years. The reports are available in their entirety on the Court Reports