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Annual Report 2001-2002

From: David R. Getto, Chair

Your Negligence Council has been busy on a number of projects and programs. For example, we have been streamlining and consolidating administration of our scholarship program which provides up to $25,000 in awards each year to deserving law students who demonstrate superior talents in torts and trial advocacy.

Your section has continued its presence in Lansing and the monitoring of legislation that would have an impact on our members and the people we represent. We were actively involved in opposing and successful in modifying several immunity bills, one involving so-called "free" medical clinics and another covering municipal liability for sewage back-ups.

We have taken positions on proposed Court and Evidence Rules, such as MRE 703, the modification of which we actively opposed.

Two other projects are moving ahead:

  • A Michigan Trial Law Handbook, which will be made available to the Bench and section members.
  • The development of a new web page, the goal of which is to make it a "first place to go" site for links and resources of particular interest to negligence lawyers.

We recently celebrated the 47th year of the Negligence Council with our Past Presidents' Dinner, hosted at the Detroit Golf Club. A sizeable number of past presidents attended along with many members of the bench, including judges from the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

The council continues to look for programs and services of benefit to our members. We encourage you to make suggestions. We are also looking forward to the leadership of our incoming council president and chairperson, Timothy H. Knecht, of the firm of Cline, Cline & Griffin, who will be receiving the "gavel" of leadership at our Annual Meeting Program, September 27, 2002, in Grand Rapids.



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