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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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.
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