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A message from
Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr.

Understanding Michigan’s judicial system is vital to adults and children alike. This website provides an overview of the Court’s practices and includes a multitude of resources. Please visit the site links for precise details.

 

We also invite you to visit the Michigan Hall of Justice located at the corner of Allegan Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, three blocks west of the State Capitol and north of the Michigan Historical Center.

 

Come visit—find the words freedom, truth, equality, and justice etched at the entrance. Participate in the hands-on opportunities in the Learning Center, or sit quietly in a courtroom when court is in session. The role that law plays in our everyday lives is central to American democracy. We encourage you to learn about the legacy that the Constitution guarantees as well as teach succeeding generations how important it is to participate in democracy in action.

 

Court Calendar

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What's New

"AMENDED MSC COURT RULES" WEB PAGE

Amendments to the Subchapter 7.300 court rules will take 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. 

 

E-Filing and e-service with truefiling

The Supreme Court is pleased to announce that TrueFiling, the e-filing and e-service program developed by ImageSoft, Inc, will be available to all filers in all case types starting on January 5, 2015. For more information about TrueFiling and for instructional materials on its use, please visit the E-Filing web page.
 

"Cases inviting amicus BRIEfs" web 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. 

 

"cases awaiting argument" web page

 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

  Image: MSC Etiquette and 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

image: Guide for CounselAttorneys 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.