The following is intended only as the barest outline of filing requirements designed to answer the most frequently asked questions. For detailed filing requirements, visit Current Court Rules.
Where to File
In order for papers to be "filed" in the Supreme Court, they must be received in the Office of the Clerk in Lansing. There are no other locations for filing and filing is complete only on receipt by the Clerk. The office is open weekdays between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
Documents may be electronically filed 24 hours a
day, seven days a week (with occasionally outages for scheduled
maintenance). Documents submitted to TrueFiling
before 11:59:59 PM on a business day are docketed as being received that
day. Administrative Order No. 2014-23,
Number of Copies
Applications for leave to appeal are to be filed in a signed original and seven copies. The application must be accompanied by a notice of hearing and proof of service upon opposing counsel. Only the originals of the notice and proof need be filed. Responses to applications are filed in a signed original and seven copies with an original proof of service.
Application or original action = $375.
Motion for Immediate Consideration or Expedite the Appeal = $150
Other motions = $75
The originals of applications and answers will be two-hole punched at the top for securing into permanent files so you should not bind or staple the originals; you should use binder clips or rubber bands instead. Copies may be bound, stapled, spiral bound, or otherwise securely fastened but the use of clear plastic covers should be avoided.
The requirements of MCR 7.312 apply only to briefs and appendixes in cases in which leave to appeal has been granted.