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Michigan Appellate Handbook, Third Edition

Get a guided tour inside the Michigan appellate courts, revealing how the courts work, how the judges and justices operate, and how to increase your odds of success at every stage of an appeal. Includes insider practice tips and expert advice on strategy and procedure.

With this book, you'll be able to:

  • Prepare the best case for appeal, starting in the court below
  • Evaluate your prospects of success on appeal
  • Move for immediate consideration when necessary
  • Seek or provide amicus support
  • Understand special considerations in criminal appeals

Includes key forms, checklists, sample briefs and motions, and an easy-reference chart of SCAO and other standard court forms.

Highlights of the latest update include:

  • Amendments to Michigan Court Rules concerning what qualifies as a "final order" appealable by right
  • New word count requirements for motions and briefs in the appellate courts
  • Updated caselaw concerning interlocutory appeals, amicus briefs, administrative appeals, and more
  • Updated statistics about Michigan appellate courts and court filings
  • Michigan Court Rule amendments regarding confessions of error, reissuance of opinions and orders, Michigan Supreme Court procedure for cases argued on the application, and more
  • Updated discussion of the Michigan Court of Appeals Internal Operating Procedures

680 pages, 1-volume, 7x10 paperback. Includes a download of forms. Current to 07/15/23. Next update TBD. Subscription service available.

Fully searchable and continually updated. Citations link to Michigan caselaw, statutes, and court rules. Includes online index, downloadable forms, and summary of changes. Price is for a one-year subscription.