January 17, 2005 - January 23, 2005
Volume 3 Issue 3

In the Capitol
Complete Committee Meeting List

Capitol Agenda
(Detroit News, 1/22/05)


In the Hall of Justice
The Michigan Supreme Court will hold a public administrative hearing on January 27 th in the Supreme Court courtroom located on the sixth floor of the Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing. The hearing will begin promptly at 9:30 am and adjourn no later than 11:30 am.
Hearing Agenda

Directions to the Hall of Justice and Parking Instructions

The State Court Administrative Office has launched an online Self-Help Center. The Self-Help Center is designed to help members of the public find legal assistance, learn about Michigan law, and represent themselves in some legal matters. The site does not provide legal advice.
See Also:
Online Legal Self-Help Web Center Launched by State Court Administrative Office

Courts Located 79 Percent of Missing Foster Children in 2004

At the Bar
The Board of Commissioners met on Friday, January 21, 2005. The following public policy position was adopted by a unanimous vote.

ADM File No. 2004-53 – Amendment of Rules 9.124 and 9.126 of the Michigan Court Rules
The amendments of MCR 9.124(B)(1) require a petitioner for reinstatement to file a personal history affidavit only with the grievance administrator and prevent its disclosure to the public except as provided by MCR 9.126. The amendment of MCR 9.124(B)(2) clarifies that a petition for reinstatement must be accompanied by both a publication fee and administrative costs imposed by MCR 9.128(B)(1). The amendment of MCR 9.126(C) clarifies that a personal history affidavit pursuant to MCR 9.124(B)(1) is a confidential document and is not open to the public.
Issued: November 2, 2004
Effective: November 2, 2004
Public Hearing: January 27, 2005
POSITION: Support

Registration For 2005 Pro Bono Circle Of Excellence Extended To February 28

State News
Dems Eye Minimum Wage Hike To $7.15
(Lansing State Journal, 1/23/05)

Links of Interest
Public Policy Resource Center
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