January 14, 2022
Volume 20, Issue 3

The State Bar of Michigan will be closed on Monday, January 17, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In the Capitol

1/18 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE

HB 4173 (Rep. Kara Hope) Criminal procedure: other; authority of counties to offer reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction; increase maximum reward.
HB 4195 (Rep. Pamela Hornberger) Family law: marriage and divorce; public disclosure of divorce filings; modify.
Family Law Section Public Policy Position on HB 4195: Support with Recommended Amendments.
HB 5588 (Rep. TC Clements) Animals: dogs; provision related to tattooing of certain dogs under the dog law of 1919; repeal.
HB 5589 (Rep. Ranjeev Puri) Animals: dogs; provision related to tattooing of dangerous dogs; repeal.
SB 244 (Sen. Jim Runestad) Civil procedure: service of process; proof of service; provide for verification of service.
SBM Public Policy Position on SB 244: Support.
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.

Complete Committee Meeting List

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

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 (ADMcomment@courts.mi.gov) or by phone (517-373-1239) by January 21.

Administrative Order

ADM File No. 2020-08: Adoption of Administrative Order No. 2022-2
Issued: 1/13/22
Effective: Immediately

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.

2022 Honor Roll Application & Pro Bono Service Reporting Survey Now A...

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Pro Bono Honor Roll for individual attorneys, solo practitioners, law firms, and corporations.

Links of Interest

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