Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan

January 11, 2021
Volume 19, Issue 2

The State Bar of Michigan will be closed on Monday, January 18, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

At the Capitol

The House of Representatives and Senate are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
House Schedule
Senate Schedule

At the Court

Public Administrative Hearing Scheduled
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the Michigan Supreme Court will hold a public administrative hearing via Zoom. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end no later than 11:30 a.m. To reserve a place on the speaker’s list, please notify the Office of Administrative Counsel by email no later than this Friday, January 15, 2021. For those who wish to view the Public Hearing, a live stream can be accessed on the Court’s YouTube channel.

Administrative Order Updated
ADM File No. 2020-08: Amendment of Administrative Order No. 2020-21 dated 11/27/2020 (Order Allowing Notice of Filing to Extend Filing Period in Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals)
Issued: 1/5/21
Effective: Immediately

At the Bar

January 22 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The SBM Board of Commissioners will be considering several public policy items at its January 22 meeting. The public policy agenda can be reviewed online. Members of the State Bar are invited to submit comments to the Board of Commissioners on any of the items on the agenda. All comments received before the meeting will be shared with the Board.

News Items

Remote Witnessing and Notarization Legislation Extended
Governor Whitmer has signed legislation extending the sunset date for remote witnessing, notarization, visitation, and electronic signatures due to the ongoing pandemic.

Michigan Attorneys and the COVID-19 Vaccination
Beginning today, some Michigan attorneys are able to schedule appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccination through their local health department.

Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Public Acts
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Legislature
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