The Representative Assembly has created a new Discussion Board for Michigan lawyers addressing two issues before the Michigan Supreme Court: PROPOSED Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC) and NEW Michigan Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions (MSILS). Both will affect every lawyer practicing within the State of Michigan. The Representative Assembly will debate both at its January 22, 2005 meeting. The deadline for submitting comments to the Supreme Court is February 1, 2005.
The Discussion Board was created in an effort to open communication and ensure informed debate. The MSILS portion includes 14 issues for comment. The PRPC portion includes 5 issues for comment. We encourage you to visit the site as soon as possible. Although only Assembly members may post comments directly on the site, any member of the State Bar can view the site and submit comments to their respective Assembly Representative. Directions and details are provided on the site.
These are VERY important issues facing our profession in the State of Michigan. We encourage your participation.
Elizabeth A. Jamieson, SBM Representative Assembly Chair