Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
August 26-September 1, 2013
Volume 11 Issue 35

In the Capitol
Committee meetings of interest for the week of 8/26
8/27 Senate Judiciary (10:00 a.m.)
HB4344 (Stallworth III) Law enforcement; other; population threshold for purpose of defining fire arson investigator as a police officer under the commission on law enforcement standards act; revise to not less than 600,000.
HB4525 (Graves) Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for certain crimes; modify crime class categories.
SB311 (Bieda) Crimes; penalties; penalties for selling tobacco product to minor; increase.

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

In the Hall of Justice

Oral arguments handbook offers tips for Michigan Supreme Court practice
Attorneys who appear before the Michigan Supreme Court have a valuable new resource: a comprehensive, online handbook about how to prepare for and argue their cases.

Child protection toolkit to help judges, lawyers with child placements
Appropriate placements for children in abuse and neglect cases - either reuniting child and family or finding another permanent home - is the goal of a new online toolkit aimed at judges and lawyers who handle child protection cases.


At the Bar
In Memoriam: Dean S. Lewis, 46th President of the State Bar of Michigan

Annual Meeting & Solo & Small Firm Institute

SBM Domestic Violence Committee Offers Free Pro Bono Training

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