The Case Management Office is also responsible for the court's case evaluation program. Case evaluation is used as a method of settling disputes before going to trial. A panel of three attorneys reviews a case and decide how much money the case is worth. Cases set for case evaluation are pooled into a single system for evaluator panels.
The Case Evaluation Department schedules case evaluation hearings for civil cases pursuant to MCR 2.403. The Case Evaluation Department also processes adjournments of case evaluation hearings.