The Bar Association's founding purpose is "to promote the effective and efficient administration of justice."


It is estimated that over 90% of civil cases are settled by the mutual agreement of the parties prior to trial.

For a list of court-approved civil mediators, see:

Case Flow

"Justice delayed is justice denied."  The Michigan Supreme Court reports performance measures to the public to promote the efficient administration of justice:  See  See also:


Transcripts are a rate-limiting step in the legal process. To report issues regarding the timeliness or accuracy of transcripts, see:   See also: 

Digital Recordings of Court Proceedings

MCR 4.407(G)(5)'s mandatory recording rule became effective on 7/26/21.  Public funds have been used to update the 13th Circuit's and the 86th District Court's a/v recording systems so that verifiable transcripts can be quickly made from the digital recordings.   For an example of how this new system is implemented for quick and accurate transcript turn-around, see   

Michigan Trial Court Standards favor digital audio and video recording of court proceedings because “[d]igital recording enables the courts to establish a transcript management system that efficiently and effectively manages the life cycle of transcripts from initiation of the transcript request through the electronic or paper distribution and filing of the transcript.”