Domestic Violence Committee


  • Make recommendations concerning increasing attorney awareness of the problem of domestic violence.
  • Advise on the encouragement of training of attorneys and judges on legal remedies and community resources concerning domestic violence.
  • Help develop and distribute legal resources concerning domestic violence and victims' access to the legal process.
  • Assist in the coordination of programs and activities concerning domestic violence in Michigan.
  • Note: This committee may have more than 15 members.

    2016-2017 Committee List


Theme Issue of the Michigan Bar Journal
September 2011 on Domestic Violence Awareness

Archived Seminar Materials

Pro Bono Training: Introduction to Domestic Violence Family Law

    Sponsored with the Family Law Section. Originally presented October 29, 2010

    Training Materials

Witness Tampering in Civil and Criminal Intimate Partner Violence Cases

    Sponsored by the Domestic Violence Committee

    On March 15, 2010, nationally recognized speaker and domestic violence advocate Sarah Buel drew on her 32 years of experience working with battered women and abused children within the legal system to speak on topics related to domestic violence. Subjects included compassionate representation, barriers to escaping violence, and perpetrator accountability.

    More Information 4.2MB POWERPOINT

Public Policy Reports

Domestic Violence Committee

  • 2015-2016 Legislative Session

    HB4176 The Code of Criminal Procedure, Expunction of All Information in Arrest Record
    HB4622 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Personal Protection Orders for Victims of Human Trafficking
  • 2013-2014 Legislative Session

    HB4120 Child Custody Act of 1970, Joint Custody
    HB4583 Probate Code of 1939, Visitation Rights
    HB4584 Child Custody Act of 1970, Grandparenting Time
    SB0325 Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act
  • 2011-2012 Legislative Session

    SB0743 Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act
  • 2009-2010 Legislative Session

    HB6101 Minor Names
    HB6530 Personal Protection Orders
    HB4222 Personal Protection Orders
  • 2007-2008 Legislative Session

    HB5598 Placement of Pets by the Court in a Divorce
    HB5324 Personal Protection Orders
  • 2005-2006 Legislative Session

    HB5421 Clarifies Penalties for Certain Sex Offenders
    HB5267 Mandates Joint Custody in Every Custody Dispute Between Parents Except in Certain Circumstances