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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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7/20/2017
7/20/2017
7/6/2017
The interest rate for money judgments effective July 1, 2017, including the statutory 1 percent, is 2.902 percent. Click here for additional information and the history of interest rates. ​

7/6/2017
7/6/2017
Statewide E-filing Implementation​:  Input From Legal Community Will Maximize Benefits for Both Filers and Courts and Facilitate Rollout
7/6/2017
​Opportunity to Become a Career Coach:  The state's MI Bright Future​ initiative is looking for online mentors for a variety of careers, including judges.
6/9/2017
Authorized users of the Collections Data System (CDS) may begin submitting annual collections reports​ on July 1.  The application will be available for data entry, upload, and verification until July 31.
7/31/2017
5/25/20178/1/2017
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

  
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7/20/2017
​CWS Training Opportunity:  Nurturing the Self: Understanding Secondary Trauma and Learning the Mindful Practice of Self-Care​
Date and location:  August 18, Detroit Marriott Livonia, Livonia
8/18/2017
7/20/2017
CW​S Training Opportunity:  Child Welfare Essentials and Reasonable Efforts Advocacy​
Date and location:  August 17, Detroit Marriott Livonia, Livonia
8/17/2017
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.

6/8/2017
​CWS Training Opportunity:  Courtroom Confidence for Child Welfare Caseworkers​
Date and location: August 25, Blue Water Convention Center, Port Huron
8/25/2017
6/8/2017
CWS Training Opportunity:  Collaborating to Address the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Children and Families in the Child Welfare System​
Date and location:  July 27, Hall of Justice, Lansing
7/27/2017
5/11/2017
C​WS Training Opportunity:  Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act Training Conference​
Date and location:  September 7, 2017, Gaylord
9/7/2017

 

 

 Reports and Publications

  
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Forms

  
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7/20/2017

Proposed Michigan Court Forms Committee agenda items are published for a 45-day comment period. Comments received on proposed agenda items will be posted daily. Proposed agenda items and comments will remain posted until the relevant committee meeting is held.

9/12/2017
6/8/2017

JUNE 2017 DISTRIBUTION

Various forms (Michigan, circuit, district, adoption, and domestic relations, including friend of the court) were revised by the Michigan Court Forms Committee at its annual spring meetings.  The forms are available in zip files below and in the forms indexes.


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Family / Probate

  
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7/6/2017
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CWS Training Opportunity:  Advanced Lawyer-Guardian Ad Litem (LGAL) "Boot Camp"​
Date and location:  August 11, 2017, Jackson College, Jackson
8/11/2017
7/6/20177/21/2017
5/24/2017
​MCL 552.524 requires the chief circuit judge to review the performance of the circuit court's friend of the court annually.  Notice to the public should be provided 60 days (July 14, 2017) and 30 days (August 14, 2017) before the review is done.  The Annual Statutory Reviews​ are due September 14, 2017.
9/14/2017

 

 

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Civil Jury Instructions - Proposals Published for Comment

 

Civil Jury Instructions - Amendments Adopted within the Past 60 Days



Criminal / Traffic

  
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6/20/2017
​Reminder:  Send or fax your abstract certification​ to the Secretary of State every January and July.

 

Criminal Jury Instructions - Proposals Published for Comment

  • 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 12.9

    Comment Period Expiration: 9/1/2017

    Description: [NEW] M Crim JI 12.9 Medical Marijuana Affirmative Defense

  • M Crim JI 5.14

    Comment Period Expiration: 9/1/2017

    Description: [NEW] M Crim JI 5.14 Support Persons or Animals

  • 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

  • M Crim JI 12.1b

    Effective Date: 7/1/2017

    Description: [AMENDED] M Crim JI 12.1b Owning or Possessing Chemicals or Laboratory Equipment for Manufacturing Controlled Substances

  • M Crim JI 27.3

    Effective Date: 7/1/2017

    Description: [AMENDED] M Crim JI 27.3 Embezzlement by a Public Official

  • M Crim JI 12.1a and c

    Effective Date: 7/1/2017

    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 37.3, 37.3a, 37.3b, 37.4, 37.4a,

    Effective Date: 6/1/2017

    Description: The Committee has adopted new instructions M Crim JI 37.3, 37.3a, 37.3b, 37.4, 37.4a, 37.4b, 37.5, 37.5a, 37.5b, 37.6 and 37.7 for use where a violation of MCL 750.122 (witness intimidation or bribery) is charged, effective June 1, 2017, following the expiration of the public comment period.

 

 

Court Rules  

Adopted Proposals, Adopted Admin Orders, or Appointments

 

Proposed Rules or Amendments