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the Hall of Justice
Order No. 2006-4 - File No. 2004-04
Adoption of Concurrent Jurisdiction Plan for the 28th Circuit Court and the 84th
District Court of Wexford County
Issued: April 5, 2006
Effective: August 1, 2006
Board of Commissioners met on Friday, April 7, 2006. The following public
policy positions were adopted by the State Bar of Michigan:
4467 (Condino) Civil
procedure; statute of limitations; civil action for damages resulting
from criminal sexual conduct against a minor; extend tolling of
statute of limitations. Amends sec. 5851 of 1961
PA 236 (MCL 600.5851).
Oppose in Principle. Due to the length of time the statute of limitations
would be extended, the due process rights of the defendant may
5337 (Jones) Military
affairs; other; waiver from "administrative hearings" while
deployed or serving on active duty; provide for. Amends sec. 117
PA 150 (MCL 32.517).
Support in Principle. The bill would provide greater availability
of legal services for persons serving on active military duty.
535 (Jelinek) Family
law; child custody; proven drug use history and convictions; allow
to be used when determining custody of child. Amends sec. 3 of 1970
PA 91 (MCL 722.23).
Oppose in Principle. A
judge already has the ability to consider these factors under existing
statute, and in current practice the factors are considered. To impose
specific guidelines to the existing general guidelines would improperly
limit judicial discretion.
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and Estate Planning Section submitted a public
policy report regarding potential recommendations to the Elder Abuse Task
Force on the Power of Attorney Registration. The Section opposes any law
that would require the registration of all power of attorney documents,
would limit the actions an agent could take on behalf of a principal in
all case, or would mandate that agents acting under a POA automatically
report or account to a court without regard to any allegations of wrongdoing.
Finance Measure Approved
(Washington Post, 4/6/06)
Appoints New State Treasurer
(Lansing State Journal, 4/6/06)
Co. Deed Logjam Will Cost You
(Detroit News, 4/6/06)