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Guide to Law Online: U.S. Michigan


In Michigan, the judiciary has four general levels. The Probate Courts, District Courts, Small Claims Courts, and Court of Claims are the lowest level courts, focusing on cases involving specific subject matter, such as traffic violations, small claims, misdemeanor offenses, and probate matters. The Michigan Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction. The Michigan Court of Appeals acts as the intermediate appellate court. The Michigan Supreme Court is the highest court in the state.