January 1 -7, 2007
Volume 5 Issue 1

In the Capitol
Senators and Representatives of the 94th State Legislature will be sworn into office on January 10.

View 2007 House of Representatives Session Schedule

At the Bar
2007 Nominations Open for Major State Bar Awards

Nominations Open for 2007 Representative Assembly Awards

In the Hall of Justice
The Michigan Supreme Court will hold an administrative public hearing on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Supreme Court courtroom located on the sixth floor of the Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan 48915.
Public Hearing Agenda
To reserve a place on the agenda, please notify the Office of the Clerk of the Court in writing at P.O. Box 30052, Lansing, Michigan 48909, or by e-mail at MSC_clerk@courts.mi.gov, no later than Monday, January 15, 2007.

Clifford W. Taylor Re-Elected Chief Justice of Michigan Supreme Court

Extent of Exclusionary Rule to be Considered by Michigan Supreme Court in Oral Arguments; Defendant Seeks to Exclude Statements he made after his Attorney left him with Police

Administrative Orders
Administrative Order No. 2006-9 - File No. 2004-04
Adoption of Concurrent Jurisdiction Plan for the 28th Circuit Court, the 84th District Court, and the Probate Court of Missaukee County
Issued: December 27, 2006
Effective: April 1, 2007

Proposed Amendments
2005-37 - Proposed Amendment of Rules 5.101, 5.105, 5.113, 5.125, 5.206, 5.302, 5.306, 5.307, 5.309, and 5.403 of the Michigan Court Rules and Proposed Adoption of Rules 5.410 and 5.411 of the Michigan Court Rules
These amendments are published in response to a proposal submitted by the Michigan Probate Judges Association and the State Bar of Michigan’s Probate and Estate Planning Section. This was a joint effort to increase the oversight of guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, as well as to improve other procedures in probate court.
Issued: December 28, 2006
Comment period expires: April 1, 2007
Public Hearing: To be scheduled

Other Actions
2006-01 - Supreme Court Appointments to the Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions
Issued:December 28, 2006

2006-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of the Oceana County Probate Court
Issued: December 28, 2006
Effective:January 1, 2007

2006-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of the Luce/Mackinac County Probate Courts
Issued: December 28, 2006
Effective: January 1, 2007

2006-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of the Presque Isle County Probate Court
Issued:December 28, 2006
Effective: January 1, 2007

2006-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of the Livingston County Probate Court
Issued:December 28, 2006
Effective: January 1, 2007

2006-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of the Montcalm County Probate Court
Issued: December 28, 2006
Effective:January 1, 2007

2006-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of the Manistee County Probate Court
Issued:December 28, 2006
Effective:January 1, 2007

2006-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of the Alpena County Probate Court
Issued:December 28, 2006
Effective: January 1, 2007

2006-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of the Alcona County Probate Court
Issued: December 28, 2006
Effective: January 1, 2007

2006-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of the Jackson County Probate Court
Issued:December 28, 2006
Effective:January 1, 2007

2006-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of the Ogemaw County Probate Court
Issued:December 28, 2006
Effective: January 1, 2007

2006-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of the 53rd Judicial District Court
Issued: December 28, 2006
Effective: January 1, 2007

2006-48 - Order adding Administrative Order No. 2006-8 to the Public Hearing scheduled on January 17, 2007
Issued: December 20, 2006

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