Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
March 25-31, 2013
Volume 11 Issue 13

FOCUS: Custodial Interrogation Recording Law
Last week Public Act 479, which requires that video recordings of interrogations be made in certain criminal investigations, became effective. The legislation is the culmination of the work of the State Bar's Custodial Interrogation Recording Task Force. You can read about the Bar’s involvement in this legislation in an article in the March Michigan Bar Journal: State Bar Volunteers Propel New Legislation on Recording Custodial Interrogations
See also: Michigan Law to Require Police to Video Record Interviews (Oakland Press, 3/24/13)

In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives and Senate are on Spring Break this week, returning April 9.
House Session Schedule for 2013
Senate Session Schedule for 2013

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

In the Hall of Justice
Volunteers at Novi’s 52-1 District Court are focus of new Court Stories video

Matthew Schneider, Michigan Supreme Court Counsel and Chief of Staff, named a "Leader in the Law" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

At the Bar
Judicial Vacancy – 16th Circuit Court, Macomb County
Hon. David Viviano has vacated his seat at 16th Circuit Court, Macomb County. State Bar members interested in applying for the judgeship should submit an application by April 18, 2013.
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SBM to Present "Tips and Tools" for a Successful Practice Seminar on Tuesday, May 7, in Lansing


Links of Interest
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