Entire Tribunal Introduction
The Entire Tribunal utilizes a formal hearing process to resolve the more complicated appeals. There is a formal record of the hearing and attorneys typically represent the parties. Entire Tribunal Hearings can range in length from one day to two months or more. The majority of such hearings, however, are conducted over a five-day period. Entire Tribunal hearings are held in the Lansing office. The presiding judge is either a Tribunal member or a hearing officer (i.e. an administrative law judge). For more information about the workings of the Entire Tribunal, see Rules of Practice and Procedure.
In accordance with MCR 1.109(D)(9), as of January 1, 2021, the responsibility for excluding or redacting personal identifying information (PII) from all documents filed with or offered to the Tribunal rests solely with the parties and their attorneys. The Tribunal is not responsible for or required to review, redact, or screen documents at the time of filing for PII whether filed electronically or on paper.
A party, representative, or interested person (i.e. third party not part of an appeal) may request that the Tribunal redact PII contained in a previously-filed document by submitting a Request for Redactions. The Request for Redactions form will be available on the Entire Tribunal and Small Claims pages of our website.