Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
May 20-26, 2013
Volume 11 Issue 21

FOCUS: Indigent Defense Bills Move to House Floor
On May 22, 2013 the Indigent Defense Commission bills were voted out of the House Committee on Criminal Justice. Introduced by Representative Tom McMillin on April 10, HB 4529 and HB 4530 now move to the House Floor.

In the Capitol
Committee meetings of interest for the week of 5/27
5/28 Senate State Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee

5/28 Senate Judiciary
Agenda: **PLEASE NOTE TIME**
SB 300 Implement statewide standards and accountability measures of trial-level indigent criminal defense services, and create the Michigan indigent defense commission act;
SB 301 Modify appointment of counsel to indigent person charged with felony;
HB 4262 Revise prohibitions against carrying certain weapons;
And any other business properly before the committee.
SBM Position on SB 300 and SB 301: Support

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

In the Hall of Justice
Larry Royster named Michigan Supreme Court Chief Clerk, Chief of Staff

"Help for Heroes" Video Tells Story of Veterans' Courts, Veterans' Triumphs

The Michigan Supreme Court will hold a public administrative hearing on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in the Supreme Court courtroom located on the sixth floor of the Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan 48915. The hearing will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Rule Amendments
2008-21—Amendment of Rule 3.932 of the Michigan Court Rules
The amendments require the prosecutor's consent to placing a juvenile on the consent calendar and prohibit the court from considering on the consent calendar an offense that includes an "assaultive crime" as defined in the Juvenile Diversion Act.
Issued: May 22, 2013
Effective: September 1, 2013

Administrative Orders
2002-37—Revised Administrative Order No. 2007-3
Administrative Order No. 2007-3 has been revised to allow a judge to require a paper copy in the limited circumstances in which the motion is dispositive or the motion with brief and attachments exceeds 40 pages in length.
Issued: May 22, 2013
Effective: Immediately

2002-37—Revised Administrative Order No. 2009-4
Administrative Order No. 2009-4 has been revised to allow a judge to require a paper copy in the limited circumstances in which the motion is dispositive or the motion with brief and attachments exceeds 40 pages in length.
Issued: May 22, 2013
Effective: Immediately

2002-37—Revised Administrative Order No. 2010-3
Administrative Order No. 2010-3 has been revised to allow a judge to require a paper copy in the limited circumstances in which the motion is dispositive or the motion with brief and attachments exceeds 40 pages in length.
Issued: May 22, 2013
Effective: Immediately

2002-37—Revised Administrative Order No. 2010-4
Administrative Order No. 2010-4 has been revised to allow a judge to require a paper copy in the limited circumstances in which the motion is dispositive or the motion with brief and attachment exceeds 40 pages in length.
Issued: May 22, 2013
Effective: Immediately

2002-37—Revised Administrative Order No. 2010-6
Administrative Order No. 2010-6 has been revised to allow a judge to require a paper copy in the limited circumstances in which the motion is dispositive or the motion with brief and attachment exceeds 40 pages in length.
Issued: May 22, 2013
Effective: Immediately

2002-37—Revised Administrative Order No. 2011-1
Administrative Order No. 2011-1 has been revised to allow a judge to require a paper copy in the limited circumstances in which the motion is dispositive or the motion with brief and attachment exceeds 40 pages in length.
Issued: May 22, 2013
Effective: Immediately

2002-37—Revised Administrative Order No. 2011-4
Administrative Order No. 2011-4 has been revised to allow a judge to require a paper copy in the limited circumstances in which the motion is dispositive or the motion with brief and attachments exceeds 40 pages in length.
Issued: May 22, 2013
Effective: Immediately

2002-37—Revised Administrative Order No. 2011-6
The revisions of Administrative Order No. 2011-6 regarding Oakland County Probate Court's e-filing project both extend the expiration date of the project until July 31, 2018, and revise paragraph 9(c) to delete the requirement that all e-filings must be converted to paper records at the conclusion of the pilot project. In addition, the order is updated to allow a judge to require a paper copy in the limited circumstances in which the motion is dispositive or the motion with brief and attachments exceeds 40 pages in length.
Issued: May 22, 2013
Effective: Immediately

Proposed Amendments
2013-20—Proposed Amendment of Rule 2.305 of the Michigan Court Rules
The proposed changes of MCR 2.305 would make subrule (E) applicable only to actions pending in another country, while new subrule (F) would cross reference the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act, which establishes the procedures to be used in seeking a deposition or discovery subpoena in Michigan for use in an action that is pending in another state or territory.
Issued: May 22, 2013
Comment period expiration: September 1, 2013

At the Bar
SBM General Practice Section to Present Marketing Seminar on June 11 in Farmington Hills

Links of Interest
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