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Trial courts receive new information and requirements that are relevant to court operations through Recent Communications. Information is posted regularly and the SCAO Biweekly Brief (a summary of postings for the previous two weeks) is e-mailed every other Thursday. Information is also available at SCAO Communications and FOCB Memoranda.  If materials are no longer available on this site, make requests to the State Court Administrative Office at TrialCourtServices@courts.mi.gov.

 

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General and Administrative Matters rss icon

  
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4/18/2017
4/17/2017
The investiture ceremony for newly appointed Court of Appeals Judge Brock A. Swartzle will be held Thursday, May 18, at 3:00 p.m, at the Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing.  A reception will immediately follow at the Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing.  Please RSVP to cpazur@courts.mi.gov. 
5/18/2017
4/17/2017
3/30/2017
Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. announced his retirement March 29 during a meeting with fellow Justices of the Supreme Court.  See also Chief Justice Stephen Markman's statement​ regarding Justice Young's retirement.
3/30/2017
The​ Spring 2017 Connections​ is now available.

   

Previously posted with upcoming deadline(s)

  
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11/18/2015
​See the National Center for State Courts' current Federal Funding Report.
11/18/2017

 

 

Forms

  
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3/30/2017
​The tentative list of forms changes for June 2017 distribution can be found here​.

 

PREVIOUSLY POSTED WITH UPCOMING DEADLINE(S)

  
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Civil

  
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Previously Posted with upcoming deadline(s)

 

Civil Jury Instructions - Proposals Published for Comment

  • Proposed Chapter 112 - M Civ JI 112.01 - 112.10

    Comment Period Expiration: 7/1/2017

    Description: [NEW] M Civ JI 112.01 Franchise Investment Law; Prohibited Practices--Explanation [NEW] M Civ JI 112.02 Franchise--Definition [NEW] M Civ JI 112.03 Franchisee and Franchisor--Definition [NEW] M Civ JI 112.04 Offer or Offer to Sell--Definition [NEW] M Civ JI 112.05 Person--Definition [NEW] M Civ JI 112.06 Sale or Sell--Definition [NEW] M Civ JI 112.07 Franchise Fee--Definition [NEW] M Civ JI 112.08 Payment for Goods and Services as Franchise Fee [NEW] M Civ JI 112.09 Payments that Do Not Constitute a Franchise Fee [NEW] M Civ JI 112.10 Franchise Investment Law--Burden of Proof

  • Proposed Chapter 111 - M Civ JI 111.01 - 111.05

    Comment Period Expiration: 7/1/2017

    Description: [NEW] M Civ JI 111.01 Common Law Conversion--Elements [NEW] M Civ JI 111.02 Common Law Conversion--Burden of Proof [NEW] M Civ JI 111.03 Statutory Conversion--Elements [NEW] M Civ JI 111.04 Statutory Conversion--Burden of Proof [NEW] M Civ JI 111.05 Statutory Conversion--Treble Damages

  • Proposed 2.02A; 16.04; 30.01; 36.15; 68.03; 90.22A; 97.06; 97.36; 140.21; and 142.19

    Comment Period Expiration: 7/1/2017

    Description: M Civ JI 2.02A Cameras in the Courtroom M Civ JI 16.04 Burden of Proof in Negligence Cases on Affirmative Defenses Other than Contributor Negligence M Civ JI 30.01 Professional Negligence and/or Malpractice M Civ JI 36.15 No-Fault Auto Negligence: Burden of Proof-- Economic and/or Noneconomic Loss, etc. M Civ JI 68.03 Form of Verdict: Products Liability--Personal Injury Action, etc. M Civ JI 90.22A Valuation Witnesses M Civ JI 97.06 Reading of Petition M Civ JI 97.36 Definitions M Civ JI 140.21 Contract Action--UCC: Lost or Damaged Goods (Risk of Loss--Absence of Breach) M Civ JI 142.19 Modification

 

Amendments to Civil Jury Instructions Adopted within the Past 60 Days



Criminal / Traffic

  
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4/13/2017
This memorandum​ explains an increased fee of $200 for transfers of supervision out-of-state.​
4/13/2017
This memorandum explains the annual license renewal activity necessary for courts to conduct substance abuse screenings and assessments.
3/30/2017
M Crim JI 10.8 Racketeering - Conducting an Enterprise 
M Crim JI 10.8a Acquiring Interest in Racketeering Enterprise or Property 
M Crim JI 10.8b Use of Proceeds from Racketeering 
Comments by 9/1/17​​​
9/1/2017

 

Previously Posted with upcoming deadline(s)

  
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Criminal Jury Instructions - Proposals Published for Comment

  • M Crim JI 10.8, 10.8a-b

    Comment Period Expiration: 9/1/2017

    Description: [NEW] M Crim JI 10.8 Racketeering - Conducting an Enterprise [NEW] M Crim JI 1.8a Acquiring Interest in Racketeering Enterprise or Property [NEW] M Crim JI 10.8b Use of Proceeds from Racketeering

 

Amendments to Criminal Jury Instructions Adopted within the Past 60 Days

  • M Crim JI 17.25

    Effective Date: 4/1/2017

    Description: M Crim JI 17.25 Stalking

  • M Crim JI 15.3

    Effective Date: 4/1/2017

    Description: M Crim JI 15.3 Specific Elements of Operating While Intoxicated [OWI]

  • M Crim JI 4.5

    Effective Date: 4/1/2017

    Description: M Crim JI 4.5 Prior Inconsistent Statement Used to Impeach Witness

 

Family / Probate

  
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4/18/2017
4/13/2017
This memorandum​ outlines the role of the courts in implementing the older youth provisions of the federal Act, and new state law requirements.
3/28/2017
​MCL 552.519(3)(d) requires the Friend of the Court Bureau to prepare an annual Friend of the Court Grievance Report for the Michigan Legislature​.  This report summarizes the grievances filed with the friend of the court offices in 2016.  Included as a supplement to the grievance report is a summary of the Friend of the Court Citizen Advisory Committees' activities in 2016.

 

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Education

  
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4/13/2017

​MJI Training Opportunity:  Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 - LGBTQI Youth: Improving Outcomes for Youth, Families, and Communities
Date and location:  June 8-9, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids

4/6/2017
​CWS Training Opportunity: Save the Date. New State and Federal Child Welfare Laws.
Date and Location: May 17, 2017. Web-based meet-up through Adobe Connect.
5/17/2017
3/30/2017
MJ​I training opportunity: Regional Judicial Seminar​
Dates and locations:  April 20, DoubleTree, Bay City
and May 11, The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth
Register by April 3​
4/3/2017
 

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3/9/2017
CWS Training Opportunity:  21st Annual Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Summit: Critical Threads in Child Protection​
Date and location: May 25-26, 2017, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme
Register by May 10, 2017
5/10/2017
3/3/2017
​The Referees Association of Michigan (RAM) Annual Conference will be held in Traverse City on May 24-26.  Contact houseys@oakgov.com or weaverc@oakgov.com for more information.  Get the agenda here​.​
5/24/2017
3/20/2017
High school students (entering grades 10-12 in fall 2017 and 2017 graduates) can experience what it's like to argue an appeal by attending Exploring Careers in the Law, a program offered by the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center in Lansing, July 17-21, 2017.  Apply by May 26, 2017.
5/26/2017

 

 

Court Rules  

 

 Adopted Proposals, Adopted Admin Orders, or Appointments

 
 

 Proposed Rules or Amendments