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From Chief Judge Talbot

Photo of Chief Judge Talbot​​Welcome to the website of the Michigan Court of Appeals! The objective of this website is to provide information to the public, parties, and attorneys in a timely manner about the Court, its cases, and its rules and operating procedures. On this site you will find links to the Court's history; its judges and staff; directions to the different clerk's offices and courtrooms; policies regarding media access, disability accommodation and weapons in the courtroom; recently released opinions; docket information about cases, including those that are scheduled on case call within the next month or two; and much more. Especially useful to litigants Read More...

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...

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Of Current Interest 

NEW: Court of Appeals Mediation Pilot Project

Effective October 1, 2015, Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 2015-8 authorizes the Court of Appeals to establish a pilot project studying the feasibility of a mediation program for appeals. As provided in the AO, the Court will identify cases which may warrant submission to mediation for possible settlement of some or all issues. In addition, the Court will accept confidential communications from a party to a pending appeal requesting participation in the mediation program. For further details, see Administrative Order No. 2015-8.

E-Filing Services Available Exclusively Through TrueFiling

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Tru​eFiling information is available on the Court website. 

​Did You Know You Could...


E-File pleadings using the TrueFiling system?


Look up opinions, orders and case information?


Check the schedule for oral arguments?


Sign up for an email subscription for COA and MSC opinions & orders?


Locate approved Court forms?


View a summary of how the appeals process works and review FAQs and procedural manuals?


Find directions and maps for each district office?


View the Michigan Appellate Opinion Manual?