Justice Policy Initiative

The Justice Policy Initiative represents the interest of persons who are unable to afford civil legal services and works with the legal aid programs servicing such persons. Please visit the State Bar of Michigan's Public Policy Resource Center to see current and past State Bar positions on court rules, administrative action, and legislation.

Public Policy Reports

Justice Policy Initiative

  • 2015-2016 Legislative Session

    HB4038 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Notification of Evictions
  • 2013-2014 Legislative Session

    HB5415 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Notification of Evictions
    HB4451 Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation
    SB0098 Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation
    SB0518 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Vehicle Boots
    SB0519 Revised Judicature Act of 1961; Fines, Costs, and Other Indebtedness to Courts
  • 2011-2012 Legislative Session

    HB5795 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Digital Court Records
    HB4555 Juvenile Competency Standards
    HB4556 Juvenile Competency Standards
    HB4844 Revised Judicature Act of 1961
    SB0246 Juvenile Competency Standards
    SB0247 Juvenile Competency and Culpability
    SB0688 The Michigan Penal Code
    SB0774 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Small Claims Court

Other

  • ADM 2006-47 Proposed Amendment of Rules 1.109, 2.107, 2.113, 2.114, 2.518, 3.001, 3.101, 3.218, 3.800, 3.901, 3.903, 3.930, 4.001, 5.101, 5.113, 5.731, 6.007, 8.108, and 8.119 of the Michigan Court Rules
  • ADM 2011-04 Proposed Amendments of Rule 3.911 and 3.915 of the Michigan Court Rules
  • ADM 2012-20 Confidential records of young adult foster care youth
  • ADM 2012-12 Retention and destruction of various records in juvenile cases
  • HB 4006 Support this proposed legislation to create an act establishing a bad check program
  • HB4160 Oppose this proposed legislation to revise the limitation on recovery amount allowed in small claims suits
  • HB4629 Oppose the proposed legislation to require payment of prosecution costs in certain circumstances
  • HB4732 Oppose this legislation to allow property managers and other non-lawyers to represent certain businesses in eviction proceedings
  • HB 4796 Oppose the proposed legislation and work with others to find a more appropriate solution to the difficulties presented by the current preliminary exam laws
  • HB 4797 Oppose the proposed legislation and work with others to find a more appropriate solution to the difficulties presented by the current preliminary exam laws
  • HB 4799 Oppose the proposed legislation and work with others to find a more appropriate solution to the difficulties presented by the current preliminary exam laws
  • HB 4800 Oppose the proposed legislation and work with others to find a more appropriate solution to the difficulties presented by the current preliminary exam laws
  • HB 4851 Support the proposed legislation to revise the age under which the court has jurisdiction
  • HB 5337 Support this legislation to provide for waiver from "Administrative Hearings" while deployed or serving on active duty
  • HB 5625 Oppose this legislation to allow real estate agents to represent landlords in small claims court in security deposit disputes under certain circumstances
  • SB 60 Oppose
  • SB 113 Oppose this legislation to revise jury service and provides for lengthy trial fund
  • SB 542 Oppose the proposed legislation and work with others to find a more appropriate solution to the difficulties presented by the current preliminary exam laws
  • SB 543 Oppose the proposed legislation and work with others to find a more appropriate solution to the difficulties presented by the current preliminary exam laws
  • SB 544 Oppose the proposed legislation and work with others to find a more appropriate solution to the difficulties presented by the current preliminary exam laws
  • SB 545 Oppose the proposed legislation and work with others to find a more appropriate solution to the difficulties presented by the current preliminary exam laws
  • SB 815 Oppose