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54-A District Court Launches E-Filing Electronic Filing Starts November 28


54-A District Court Launches E-Filing Electronic Filing Starts November 28

LANSING, Mich. - The 54-A District Court today announced that they have reached the final stages of their MiFILE implementation and are ready to launch an e-filing court. 54-A District Court will officially begin accepting e-filings on November 28, 2023.

Effective November 28, 2023, attorneys are now mandated to e-file as required by Michigan Court Rule 1.109(G)(3)(f). Self-represented litigants will have the option to e-file but will not be required to do so. If you are required to e-file pursuant to said Rule, exemptions may be requested.

The 54-A District Court Chief Judge Stacia Buchanan stated, “Court staff worked hard to bring this program to 54-A District Court. The changes will be new and challenging but will allow court users to make filings and serve others quickly. Our Court is looking forward to a more efficient use of technology in our civil cases.”

There are several resources available for users to learn more about MiFILE. Those who need to file documents with the 54-A District Court can visit the Filer Information page at https://www.courts.michigan.gov/mifile-systems/mifile-filers-in-the-trial-courts/. In addition, there are video tutorials available online on the MiFILE YouTube Channel. ImageSoft, a contractor working with the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) to build MiFILE, also hosts training webinars for users.

During this transition period from paper filings to e-filings, the MiFILE support team stands ready and prepared to work with the filing community to make this process as seamless as possible. Those who encounter any difficulties can contact the MiFILE support desk at: mifilesupport@courts.mi.gov.

“While this is a significant change, the 54-A District Court is excited and embraced the opportunity to provide e-filing to our community. This will create numerous efficiencies for the court and its constituents,” Judge Buchanan concluded.

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