Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan

July 18, 2022
Volume 20, Issue 29

In the Capitol

The House and Senate will be in session next this Wednesday, July 20th.
House Session Schedule
Senate Session Schedule

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

At the Court

Rule Amendment
ADM File No. 2019-28/2021-36: Amendment of MCR 9.202
The amendment of MCR 9.202 clarifies that a judge who is the subject of judicial disciplinary proceedings may not be ordered to pay the costs, fees, and expenses incurred by the Judicial Tenure Commission in prosecuting the complaint.  
Issued: 7/13/22
Effective: 9/1/22

Justice Welch, Mock Oral Arguments Highlight High School ‘Moot Court’ in Lansing

Task Force on Forensic Science Seeks Public Comment at July Meeting

Wayne County Behavioral Health Pilot Project Helping ‘Familiar Faces’ in the Justice System

At the Bar

July 22 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The SBM Board of Commissioners will be considering several public policy items at its July 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.

PMRC Virtual Seminar - How Successful Law Firms Really Work
Learn the business skills you need to start a law firm or make your firm more profitable in this virtual seminar 10-11:30 a.m. August 30, 2022, via Zoom.

Apply Now to Serve on a SBM Committee in the 2022-2023 Bar Year
Applications are now open to volunteer for a State Bar of Michigan committee during the 2022-2023 bar year.

Links of Interest

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