Michigan

Effective Date: September 2011
State:
Michigan
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: Unknown
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Court of Appeals:
(filing to disposition)
95% within 18 months (Under the terms of the court's Delay Reduction Project the judges of the court adopted the goal of disposing of 95% of all cases within 18 months.)
  Michigan Administrative Order 2010-08: Caseflow Management Guidelines

Effective Date: September 2011
State:
Michigan
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Administrative Order 2010-08
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Circuit:
(filing to adjudication)            
75% within 364 days                  
100% within 728 days 

District:

General:
(filing to adjudication)            
90% within 273 days                       
100% within 455 days 

Summary, Non-Jury Trial: 
(filing to adjudication)            
100% within 126 days  

Jury Trial: 
(filing to adjudication)            
100% within 154 days  

Civil Infraction Proceedings:
(filing to adjudication)       
90% within 35 days      
100% within 84 days 
 

Effective Date: September 2011
State:
Michigan
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Administrative Order 2010-08
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards:

Circuit:
(date of entry of order binding the defendant over to circuit court to adjudication)            
90% within 91 days            
98% within 154 days            
100% within 301 days

OR (with SCAO approval)

90% within 154 days

100% within 301 days  

District: 

Felony and Extradition Detainer Proceedings:            
80% within 14 days

100% within 28 days  

Misdemeanor:
(first appearance to adjudication)            
90% within 63 days                     
100% within 126 days

 

Effective Date: September 2011
State:
Michigan
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Administrative Order 2010-08
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards:

Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings:

In Custody:
(authorization of petition/complaint to disposition)            
90% within 84 days            
100% within 98 days

Non-Custody:
(authorization of petition/complaint to disposition)            
75% within 119 days                    
100% within 210 days  

Child Protective Proceedings:

Out of Home Placement:                       
(authorization of petition to disposition)      
90% within 84 days       
100% within 98 days 

Not in Out of Home Placement:
(authorization of petition to disposition)       
75% within 119 days           
100% within 210 days 

Designated Proceedings:          
(designation to adjudication)      
90% within 154 days      
100% within 301 days 

Juvenile Traffic and Ordinance Proceedings:
(first appearance to disposition)       
90% within 63 days        
100% within 126 days 

Adoption Proceedings:            

Petition for Adoption:        
(filing to finalization or conclusion)       
90% within 287 days      
100% within 364 days 

Petition to Rescind Adoption:
(filing to adjudication)       
100% within 91 days  

Divorce Without Children:
(filing to adjudication)            
90% within 182 days                      
100% within 364 days  

Divorce With Children:
(filing to adjudication)            
90% within 301 days            
100% within 364 days  

Paternity:
(filing to adjudication)            
90% within 147 days            
100% within 238 days  

Responding Interstate Establishment:
(filing to adjudication)            
90% within 147 days            
100% within 238 days  

Child Custody Issues, Other Support, and Other Domestic Relations Matters:
(filing to adjudication)
90% within 147 days
100% within 238 days  

Miscellaneous Family Proceedings:    

Name Change:         
(filing to adjudication)       
100% within 126 days 

Safe Delivery:
(filing to adjudication)       
100% within 273 days 

Personal Protection:

Ex Parte:           
(filing to adjudication)      
100% within 24 hours 

Not Filed Ex Parte:
(filing to adjudication)      
90% within 14 days       
100% within 21 days 

Emancipation of Minors:
(filing to adjudication)       
100% within 91 days 

Infectious Diseases:
(filing to adjudication)       
100% within 91 days 

Parental Waiver:
(filing to adjudication)       
100% within 5 days 

Ancillary Proceedings:        

Contested Matters in Guardianship and Conservatorship Proceedings:
(filing to adjudication)      
75% within 182 days             
100% within 364 days

Mental Illness Proceedings; Judicial Admission:
(filing to adjudication)       
90% within 14 days      
100% within 28 days 

 

Effective Date: September 2011
State:
Michigan
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Misc
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Administrative Order 2010-08
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Circuit Court Appellate, Administrative Review, and Extradordinary Writ Proceedings
Appeals from Courts of Limited Jurisdiction:
(filing of claim of appeal to adjudicaiton)
100% within 182 days

Appeals from Administrative Agencies:
(filing of claim of appeal to adjudication)
100% within 182 days

Extraordinary Writs:
(filing to adjudication)
98% within 35 days
100% within 91 days
 

Effective Date: September 2011
State:
Michigan
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Probate
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Administrative Order 2010-08
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Contested Matters in Estate, Trust, Guardianship, and Conservatorship Proceedings:
(filing of objection to adjudication)
75% within 182 days
100% within 364 days

Mental Illness Proceedings; Judicial Admission Proceedings:
(filing to adjudication)
90% within 14 days
100% within 28 days

Civil Proceedings:
(filing to adjudication)
75% within 364 days
100% within 728 days
 

Monitoring Information: The Michigan Supreme Court's State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) assesses court performance relevant to time guidelines by collecting three timeliness reports compiled by the local trial courts.

Local courts are required to file quarterly Delay in Matters Submitted to Judge Report, a quarterly Delay in Criminal Proceedings Report, and an annual Caseload and Case Age Report. These reports are submitted by the chief judge, or his or her designees, and received and reviewed by SCAO's Regional Offices, Statistical Research Team and Trial Court Services Division.
 
Reports/summaries with time guidelines are reviewed regularly and are received by judges, local court administrators and SCAO.
Notes: Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 2010-08, effective September 1, 2011, updated the previously enacted 2004 time guidelines for trial courts.  The Supreme Court adopted new guidelines necessitated by various statutory and jurisdictional changes tha thad taken effect after the 1991 guidelines had been enacted.

The Michigan Supreme Court is currently reviewing the time guidelines to determine if they are appropriate given certain mandatory statutory and court rule time requirements in the state. This review includes on-site assessments of caseflow management and case age data with 16 circuit courts, 16 probate courts, and 16 district courts.  SCAO is also convening eight statewide time guideline workgroups to review statewide case age data, pertinent time requirements, and results from the on-site assessments.  Various stakeholders, including judicial associations, the state bar, court administrator associations, and law enforcement will participate in these workgroups.

Due to a current budget crisis, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently suspended its administrative process of expediting summary disposition appeals.