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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.

 

 

What's New

"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, as well as to 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

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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.

 

 

 

  

Credit Card Payments

 

The Supreme Court Clerk's Office now accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards at the counter for the payment of filing fees and other costs.  At this time, credit card payments cannot be made over the telephone or online.

 
  

FAQS

 

The Clerk's Office has prepared a short reference guide with answers to the most frequently asked questions. Look for the FAQs link on the Clerk's Office web page, as well as in the right-hand frame of most other pages on the Supreme Court website.

 
  

Oral Argument Guide

 

Attorneys 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.