Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan

February 1, 2021
Volume 19, Issue 5

At the Capitol

2/2/21 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Organizational Meeting;
Presentations by:

  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Michigan Sheriffs' Association
  • Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police

Legislation Introduced
Recently, bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

At the Court

Supreme Court: Case Processing for Landlord-Tenant Cases Extended

Supreme Court Announces Commission Charged with Closing the Justice Gap, Improving Court Access for All Michiganians

Administrative Orders
ADM File No. 2020-32: Adoption of Administrative Order No. 2021-1 (Creation of the Justice For All Commission)
Issued: 1/26/21
Effective: Immediately

ADM File No. 2020-08: Amendment of Administrative Order No. 2020-17 (Priority Treatment and New Procedure for Landlord/Tenant Cases)
Issued: 1/30/21
Effective: Immediately

ADM File No. 2020-08: Amendment of Administrative Order No. 2020-21 (Order Allowing Notice of Filing to Extend Filing Period in Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals, and Extending Request for Appellate Counsel Deadline)
Issued: 1/30/21
Effective: Immediately

At the Bar


In Memoriam: Jon R. Muth, 60th SBM President
The State Bar of Michigan mourns the loss of its 60th president, Jon R. Muth, who died January 29, at age 75.

Judicial Vacancies—City of Detroit & Montmorency County
Judicial appointment questionnaire, supplemental documents, and letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically and received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12.

Links of Interest

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