Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
July 8-14, 2013
Volume 11 Issue 28

In the Capitol
The House of Representatives and Senate have scheduled tentative session days for this week: the Senate at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the House at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
House Calendar
Senate Calendar

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

In the Hall of Justice
Encouraging courts to innovate, improve service is goal of new grant program

At the Bar
Two Judicial Vacancies—U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Western District of Michigan

Judicial Vacancy – 84th District Court, Wexford and Missaukee Counties
Hon. David A. Hogg is vacating his seat at 84th District Court, Wexford and Missaukee Counties. State Bar members interested in applying for the judgeship should submit an application by July 25, 2013.
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Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section to Host a Meet & Greet Aug. 20 in Traverse City

Sections and Committees
The Prisons & Corrections Section submitted public policy positions on the following items:
Support and Amend: SB 0098 Civil procedure; remedies; wrongful imprisonment for crime; provide compensation for. Creates new act.

Support and Amend: HB 4451 Civil procedure; remedies; wrongful imprisonment for crime; provide compensation for. Creates new act.

State News
County Updates Public Defense Pay Rate
(The Allegan County News, 7/10/13)
See also:
Defending Poor Could Be Costly
(Livingston Daily, 7/10/13)

 

Links of Interest
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