Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan

November 14, 2022
Volume 20, Issue 44

In the Capitol

House Session Schedule
Senate Session Schedule

Complete Committee Meeting List

At the Court

November 16, 2022 Public Administrative Hearing

Proposed Amendments
ADM File No. 2022-34: Proposed Amendments of Rules 3.913, 3.943, 3.977, and 3.993 and Proposed Addition of MCR 3.937
The proposed amendments of MCR 3.913 and 3.943 and proposed addition of MCR 3.937 would provide greater due process protections for juveniles in the justice system by ensuring that they are fully advised of their appellate rights at appropriate times and in a manner that is designed to ensure understanding of those rights. The proposed amendments of MCR 3.977 and 3.993 would extend the timeframe for requesting appointment of appellate counsel to 21 days, which mirrors the timeframe for filing a claim of appeal in cases subject to those rules.
Issued: 11/09/22
Comment Period Expires: 3/1/23

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At the Bar

November 18 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The SBM Board of Commissioners will be considering several public policy items at its November 18 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.

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Mass Swearing-in Ceremonies Planned for Bar Passers
Congratulations, you have passed the Michigan Bar exam! Several Michigan bar associations and circuit courts are hosting mass swearing-in ceremonies in the month of November.

New Program Aims to Build Pathways for Law Students
Through the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, the State Bar of Michigan expanded its Face of Justice program this fall.

Links of Interest

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