Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan

January 10, 2022
Volume 20, Issue 2

In the Capitol

1/12 House Judiciary, 2:00 p.m. MORE
HB 5338 (Rep. Sue Allor) Courts: judges; eighty-ninth district court judgeship; restore.
HB 5428 (Rep. Greg VanWoerkom) Courts: judges; number of judgeships in certain circuit courts; increase by 1 effective January 1, 2023.
HB 5592 (Rep. David LaGrand) Courts: judges; probate judgeships; increase in number.
SB 654 (Sen. Jon C. Bumstead) Courts: reorganization; reorganization of fifty-first and twenty-seventh circuit court, and seventy-eighth and seventy-ninth district courts; provide for.
SB 694 (Sen. Jon C. Bumstead) Courts: judges; number of judgeships in certain circuit courts; increase by 1 effective January 1, 2023.
SB 244 (Sen. Jim Runestad) Civil procedure: service of process; proof of service; provide for verification of service.
SBM Position on SB 244: Support.

Complete Committee Meeting List

In the Hall of Justice

Public Administrative Hearing – Wednesday, January 26, 2022
The Court has scheduled a Public Administrative Hearing for Wednesday, January 26, 2022, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will be virtual via video conference, and a livestream can be viewed on YouTube.
To reserve a spot on the speaker’s list, please contact the Office of Administrative Counsel, either via email ( or by phone (517-373-1239) by January 21st.

Administrative Order
ADM File No. 2021-38: Adoption of Administrative Order No. 2022-1
Issued: 1/5/22
Effective: Immediately

Supreme Court Announces Remote Oral Argument Schedule for January

At the Bar

January 21 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The SBM Board of Commissioners will be considering several public policy items at its January 21 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.

State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for two State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly awards honoring attorneys for their outstanding achievements.

Judicial Vacancies—3rd District CoA, Oakland County, & Deadline Extended
New Judicial Vacancies for the 3rd District Court of Appeals; Oakland County, 6th Circuit Court; and an extended deadline for Roscommon & Ogemaw Counties, 82nd District Court.

Links of Interest

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