Effective Date on Hold for MCR E-Filing Amendments

By Rebekah Page-Gourley posted 12-21-2017 08:25


Happy holidays, everyone! I know it’s a very hectic time of year, but this is something you won’t want to let slip through the cracks between all of the holiday celebrations and much-needed recharging.

Back in September, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order adopting amendments to Michigan Court Rules 1.109, 2.107, 2.113, 2.114, 3.206, 3.901, 3.931, 3.961, 4.302, 5.113, 5.114, 6.001, 6.101, 8.117, and 8.119 with an effective date of January 1, 2018. The order indicated that “immediate adoption of these rules is necessary for the development of the statewide electronic-filing system.”

But in a December 20, 2017, order, the Michigan Supreme Court just announced that the effective date of these amendments is “deferred until further order of the Court.” We are in the process of updating ICLE materials to reflect this change. It’s tricky because the amendments have been adopted, but we just don’t know when they’ll go into effect. And it seems, based on the Court’s order, that we can expect some further amendments before they do. So stay tuned—we’ll keep you posted as soon as there is any additional information. And in the meantime, have a wonderful, non-MCR-related holiday season!