Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
April 14, 2014
Volume 12 Issue 15

In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives is scheduled to be in session April 17. The Senate is expected to return April 22.
House Session Schedule for 2014
Senate Session Schedule for 2014

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

In the Hall of Justice

Notice of Public Administrative Hearing – Task Force on the Role of the State Bar of Michigan

Administrative Orders
ADM File No. 2004-04 - Administrative Order No. 2014-10 (Adoption of Concurrent Jurisdiction Plan for the 6th Circuit Court and the Oakland County Probate Court)
Issued: April 2, 2014
Effective: Immediately

Proposed Amendments
ADM File No. 2013-09 - Proposed Amendment of MCR 3.216
The proposed amendment of MCR 3.216 would clarify that distribution of property is subject to domestic relations mediation.
Issued: April 2, 2014
Comment Period Expiration: August 1, 2014

ADM File No. 2013-11 - Proposed Amendments of MCR 9.106 and MCR 9.128
The proposed amendments of MCR 9.106 and MCR 9.128, requested by the Attorney Grievance Commission, would identify costs and restitution imposed on an attorney in a disciplinary proceeding as a fine, penalty, or forfeiture.
Issued: April 2, 2014
Comment Period Expiration: August 1, 2014

ADM File No. 2014-08 - Amendment of MCR 3.221
The amendments of MCR 3.221 strike the term “magistrate” from subsections (C) and (I) to clarify the rule because there is no statutory authority for district court magistrates to conduct bond review hearings on support and parenting time enforcement act bench warrants.
Issued: April 2, 2014
Effective: Immediately (pending public comment and public hearing)
Comment Period Expiration: August 1, 2014

At the Bar

SBM McCree Winners Honored at Journalism Hall of Fame Banquet

SBM to Present "Tips and Tools" for a Successful Practice Seminar on Tuesday, May 6

Michigan Supreme Court Task Force on the Role of SBM to Hold Public Hearing

Judicial Vacancy—38th Circuit Court, Monroe County
Hon. Michael W. LaBeau is vacating his seat at 38th Circuit Court, Monroe County. State Bar members interested in applying for the judgeship should submit an application April 24, 2014.
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Judicial Vacancy—10th Circuit Court, Calhoun County
Hon. John R. Holmes is vacating his seat at 10th Circuit Court, Calhoun County. State Bar members interested in applying for the judgeship should submit an application April 24, 2014.
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Links of Interest
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