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

Mediators

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: https://www.gtcountymi.gov/1672/General-Civil-Mediator-List-PDF

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 https://www.courts.michigan.gov/administration/trial-court/trial-court-operations/performance-measures/  See also: https://www.courts.michigan.gov/4acb2e/siteassets/publications/manuals/casefile/cfmg.pdf

Transcripts

Transcripts are a rate-limiting step in the legal process. To report issues regarding the timeliness or accuracy of transcripts, see: https://www.courts.michigan.gov/administration/committees-boards/court-reporters-and-recorders-board-of-review/   See also: https://www.courts.michigan.gov/4ade4c/siteassets/publications/manuals/crr/crr_mnl.pdf 

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 https://www.vanburencountymi.gov/211/Request-a-Video-or-Transcript-of-a-Heari   

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.”