Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan

August 15, 2022
Volume 20, Issue 32

In the Capitol

The House and Senate will be in session next on Wednesday, August 17.
House Session Schedule
Senate Session Schedule

At the Court

ADM File No. 2020-08: Retention, Rescission, and Further Amendment of Previous Pandemic-Related Amendments
After careful consideration of public comment at the Court’s March 16, 2022 public administrative hearing, these amendments reflect a balance between providing consistent practices throughout Michigan’s judiciary and retaining judicial discretion to determine what is best for each case or proceeding.
Issued: 8/10/22
Effective: 9/9/22

ADM File No. 2020-08: Amendment of Administrative Order No. 2020-17
Issued: 8/10/22
Effective: Immediately

ADM File No. 2020-08: Proposed Amendment of Administrative Order No. 2020-17 and MCR 4.201
The proposed amendments would permanently incorporate certain provisions from Administrative Order No. 2020-17 into court rule format under MCR 4.201 and would make a number of minor changes due to a relettering of the rule. The proposed amendments would also incorporate public comment received at the public hearing on March 16, 2022 and via email, as well as additional recommendations and input received from other stakeholders including the JFAC and the MDJA. Finally, the proposed amendments in this order reference MCR 2.407, which is amended effective September 9, 2022. Readers should refer to the amended version of that rule when reviewing the proposed amendments in this order.
Issued: 8/10/22
Comment Period Expires: 11/1/22

Supreme Court Enters Administrative Orders on Remote Proceedings and Landlord/Tenant Cases

At the Bar

Judicial Vacancy–7th Circuit Court, Genesee County
Applications must be submitted electronically and received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022.

Judicial Vacancy–3rd Circuit Court, Wayne County
Applications must be submitted electronically and received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

Links of Interest

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