|August 31-September 6, 2003||
Volume 1 Issue 1
In the Capitol
The Michigan Legislature
is currently recessed for the summer. The Senate will reconvene at 10:00
a.m. on Tuesday, September 16th.
The House of Representatives
will hold its next session at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23rd.
In the Hall of Justice
The Michigan Supreme Court will hold an administrative public hearing on Thursday, September 25, 2003, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Supreme Court courtroom located on the sixth floor of the Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan 48915.
Despite its general support for the appellate delay reduction program and acclamation for its successes to date, the State Bar opposes the amendments to MCR 7.212. The State Bar believes that the proposed changes would jeopardize the quality of appellate briefing and service to clients while failing to achieve the intended effect of shortening case processing times overall.
A special committee of the State Bar has been working with Chief Judge Whitbeck and his staff throughout the summer to develop an alternative approach to the 7.212 proposal. Although a consensus proposal has not been arrived at, the State Bar and the Chief Judge remain committed to working together to develop effective ways to reduce delay.
The proposed rule changes will be considered on the agenda of the administrative public hearing September 25 in the Hall of Justice. See above for time, place, and directions.
MCR 7.212 Proposal and Comments Submitted to the Michigan Supreme Court
At the Bar
The 68th Annual Meeting of the State Bar will take place in Lansing September 11- 12.
Board of Commissioners Meeting Agenda, September 11, 2003
Board of Commissioners Meeting Agenda, September 12, 2003
Public Policy, Image & Identity Meeting Agenda
Sections & Committees
The Negligence Section adopted a position of support of HB 4931 (Insurance; no-fault; provide explanation of liability, uninsured, and underinsured coverages.)
Ruling Applying Gramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Provisions to Attorneys Rejected
by Federal District Court
This category will summarize any statewide public policy news of the past week of particular interest to subscribers.
Court Rules and Administrative Orders
This category will update subscribers on newly published proposals, and on new positions taken by the State Bar or its sections.
From the Michigan Supreme Court:
Legislation Introduced 8/31 - 9/6
Due to the Michigan Legislature's summer break, no new legislation has been introduced.