the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives are in recess until Tuesday,
December 2, 2003.
the Hall of Justice
First Michigan "Adoption Day" will be Nov. 25— Theme is "Giving Thanks for Families"
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(Michigan Supreme Court, 11/10/03)
At the Bar
The Board of Commissioners will be meeting Friday, November 21 at 9:30 a.m.
at the State
REMINDER: Dues payment deadline is November 30, 2003.
Representative Assembly Completes Recommendations on Ethics Rules
its meeting on November 14, the Representative Assembly completed its
review and debate of the proposed new ethics rules for Michigan lawyers.
The rules reviewed by the Representative Assembly were proposed by the
Standing Committee on Professional Ethics, after the committee completed
its two-year review of the ABA's new Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
The proposed rules, as amended by the Representative Assembly, will now
be presented to the Michigan Supreme Court for consideration.
Judicial Elections Seminar
The State Bar of Michigan will be holding a seminar on the laws,
ethics rules and the new campaign finance laws affecting judicial campaigns.
Its purpose will be to educate judicial candidates for the 2004 judicial
The Council of the Real Property Law Section approved a policy
position opposing HB
Ottawa County Judge will Ease Court Overload, Official Says
(Grand Rapids Press, 11/14/03)
Rules and Administrative Orders
- Proposed Amendment of Rules 7.202, 7.204, 7.205 and 7.212 of the MCR
Issued: November 14, 2003
Comment period expires: February 1, 2004
Public Hearing: Tentative scheduled for January 29, 2004
clarify "date of entry" to provide appellate parties the means of timely
appealing orders and judgments either as soon as they are signed or
within the required period after data entry have been accomplished.