Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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January 3, 2017
Volume 15, Issue 1

In the Capitol

The 99th Michigan Legislature will convene on Wednesday, January 11th, as mandated by the Michigan Constitution.

Complete Committee Meeting List

In the Hall of Justice

Michigan Supreme Court Public Administrative Hearing—January 17, 2017
The Michigan Supreme Court will hold a public administrative hearing on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m. To reserve a place on the agenda, please notify the Office of Administrative Counsel in writing at P.O. Box 30052, Lansing, MI 48909, or by e-mail at no later than Monday, January 16, 2017.
The Agenda can be found online.

Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments January 10 and 11, 2017

Administrative Orders
2014-41 –Termination of Administrative Order No. 2014-19
Issued: 12/21/16
Effective: Immediately

Proposed Amendments
2016-40 – Proposed Amendment of MCR 2.625 and 3.101
The proposed amendments, submitted by the Michigan Creditor's Bar Association, would address recent amendments of MCL 600.4012, would clarify the authority and process for recovering postjudgment costs, and would provide clearer procedure for garnishment proceedings.
Issued: 12/21/16
Comment Period Expiration: 4/1/17

2016-39 – Proposed Amendment of MCR 3.903, 3.932, and 3.936
The proposed amendments of MCR 3.903, 3.932, and 3.936 are intended to clarify the procedures used for consent calendar proceedings in juvenile delinquency cases, consistent with the recent enactment of 2016 PA 185.
Issued: 12/21/16
Comment Period Expiration: 4/1/17

2015-18 – Proposed Amendment of MCR 9.108
The proposed amendment of MCR 9.108 would clarify that the Court has the authority to enjoin an attorney from practicing law.
Issued: 12/21/16
Comment Period Expiration: 4/1/17

At the Bar

January 20 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The Public Policy, Image and Identity Committee will be meeting on Friday, January 20, 2017, to make recommendations for the full Board of Commissioners on public policy items. The agenda will be posted online shortly. Members of the State Bar are invited to submit comments to Board of Commissioners on any of the items on the agenda. All comments received before the January 20 meeting will be shared with the Board.

Two Judicial Vacancies—Macomb County & City of Detroit

Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Legislature
MCL Search Engines