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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

  
Summary
  
9/14/2017
​Brief review of instances when the EFS fee​ should and should not be collected.
9/6/2017
​MJI will be conducting four one-day Regional Judicial Seminars​​​ during the 2017-2018 program year.  These seminars will offer education to enhance judicial competencies in the areas of substantive law, ethics, communication, and administration.  We hope that you will attend two sessions over the course of the year.
8/31/2017
8/30/2017
According to the requirements of MCR 1.111 and MCR 8.127(C), trial courts must use registered interpreters or firms for foreign language interpreter appointments.  For more information about foreign language interpreters in your court, contact your court’s Language Access Coordinator; for additional language access resources or questions, contact Stacy Westra at trialcourtservices@courts.mi.gov or 517-373-9574. ​

5/19/2017
​For the garnishment year beginning November 1, 2017, all garnishments from circuit, probate, and district courts will reflect a garnishee disclosure fee​.​
​See the National Center for State Courts' current Federal Funding Report.

 


Education

  
Summary
  
9/20/2017
MJI ​Training Opportunity:  2018 Judicial Elections Seminar​
Date and location:  December 1, Hall of Justice, Lansing
Register by November 17, 2017​
11/17/2017
9/12/2017
Child Wel​fare Services Training Opportunity:  Child Welfare Essentials and Reasonable Efforts Advocacy​
Date and location:  October 6, Michigan Hall of Justice
10/6/2017
9/11/2017
MJI ​Training Opportunity:  Jury Management Seminar​
Date and location:  October 24, Michigan Hall of Justice, Lansing
10/13/2017
8/30/2017
​MJI Training Opportunity:  Regional Judicial Seminar​
Date and location:  October 19, The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth
Register by September 29
9/29/2017
8/30/2017
National Judicial College Training Opportunity:  Ethically Adjudicating CDL/CMV Cases for Traffic Judges (Free Webinar)
Date:  September 26 at noon
9/26/2017
8/23/2017
​MJI Training Opportunity:  Circuit and Probate Court Records Retention and Disposal Seminar
Date and location:  November 9 from 9-12 OR from 1-4
Michigan Hall of Justice, Lansing
Register by October 20, 2017
10/20/2017
8/23/2017
MJI Tr​aining Opportunity:  District and Municipal Court Records Retention and Disposal Seminar
Date(s) and location:  November 6 from 9-12 OR from 1-4
OR
November 7 from 9-12 OR from 1-4
Michigan Hall of Justice, Lansing
Register by October 20, 2017​
10/20/2017
8/3/2017
September 26 live video training opportunity for judges and court staff regarding the use of COMPAS to customize probation orders and affect post-judge compliance.  Read more by clicking here​.​
9/26/2017
7/17/2017

The National Judicial College (NJC) has scheduled free 75 minute “Webinars” on an array of topics of interest to judges.  To visit the NJC webpage with more information on webinar dates and topics, please click here.

 

 

 Reports and Publications

  
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9/14/2017

 

Forms

  
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Family / Probate

  
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8/30/2017
The​ Fall edition of the Pundit​ is now available.
8/17/2017
Nomi​nations sought for the Daniel J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award​ to honor exceptional service to Michigan's children.  Nominations due by October 6, 2017.
10/6/2017

 

 

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9/14/2017
The list of state civil infractions​ has been updated.​

 

Civil Jury Instructions - Proposals Published for Comment

 

Civil Jury Instructions - Amendments Adopted within the Past 60 Days



Criminal / Traffic

  
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Criminal Jury Instructions - Proposals Published for Comment

  • M Crim JI 15.23, 15.24, 15.25

    Comment Period Expiration: 12/1/2017

    Description: [NEW] M Crim JI 15.23 Permitting Another Person to Drive Motor Vehicle While License Suspended / Revoked [NEW] M Crim JI 15.24 Permitting Another Person to Drive Motor Vehicle While License Suspended / Revoked Causing Serious Impairment of a Body Function [NEW] M Crim JI 15.25 Permitting Another Person to Drive Motor Vehicle While License Suspended / Revoked Causing Death

  • M Crim JI 31.4 through M Crim JI 31.10

    Comment Period Expiration: 10/1/2017

    Description: [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.4 Arson in the Second Degree [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.5 Arson in the Third Degree – Building/Structure/Real Property [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.6 Arson in the Third Degree –Personal Property [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.7 Arson in the Fourth Degree – Personal Property [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.8 Arson of Insured Property –Dwelling [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.9 Arson of Insured Property –Building/Real Property [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.10 Arson of Insured Property –Personal Property

  • M Crim JI 12.1a and c

    Comment Period Expiration: 10/1/2017

    Description: [AMENDED] M Crim JI 12.1a Owning, Possessing or Using Vehicles, Buildings, Structures or Areas Used for Manufacturing Controlled Substances; [AMENDED] M Crim JI 12.1c Providing Chemicals or Laboratory Equipment for Manufacturing Controlled Substances

  • M Crim JI 31.4 through 31.10

    Comment Period Expiration: 8/1/2017

    Description: [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.4 Arson in the Second Degree; [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.5 Arson in the Third Degree - Building/Structural/Real Property; [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.6 Arson in the Third Degree - Personal Property; [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.7 Arson in the Fourth Degree - Personal Property; [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.8 Arson of Insured Property - Dwelling; [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.9 Arson of Insured Property - Building/Real Estate; [AMENDED] M Crim JI 31.10 Arson of Insured Property - Personal Property

  • 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

 

Criminal Jury Instructions - Amendments Adopted within the Past 60 Days

 

 

Court Rules  

Adopted Proposals, Adopted Admin Orders, or Appointments

 

Proposed Rules or Amendments