Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
June 11–17, 2012
Volume 10 Issue 24

In the Capitol
Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

Legislation Introduced 6/12–6/14
View all bills introduced 6/12-6/14

Of Interest to the Legal Community
SB 1179 (Proos) Courts; court of appeals; certain fees collected by the state court of appeals; allow to be used to implement the probation swift and sure sanctions act. Amends sec. 321 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.321).

In the Hall of Justice
Rule Amendments
2010-31 Amendment of Rule 5 of the Rules for the Board of Law Examiners (eliminates requirement that an applicant for admission by motion must express an intention to maintain an office in this state)
The amendment of BLE Rule 5 eliminates the requirement that an applicant for admission by motion be required to express an intention to maintain an office in the state.
Issued: June 13, 2012
Effective: January 1, 2013

At the Bar
United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan Notice of Amended Local Rules

Peter Cunningham is State Bar's New Director of Governmental Relations

New Formal Opinion on Trust Accounts Adopted

State News
Michigan House Takes Key Votes, Lawmakers Return Home for Summer
(Lansing State Journal, 6/16/12)

Links of Interest
Public Policy Resource Center | Michigan Supreme Court | Michigan Legislature | MCL Search Engines