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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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3/16/2017
3/16/2017

In FY 2018, certification goes into effect for all adult drug court programs, DWI court programs, drug/DWI hybrid programs, RDWI programs, and family dependency drug court programs. Since it starts in FY 2018, those program types will apply for certification from April 24 to June 2, 2017. 

Certification will go into effect for mental health courts and veterans treatment courts in FY 2019.

3/2/2017
State Bar’s Notice of Suspension for Non-Payment of Dues​ as of February 22, 2017​
3/2/2017

Statewide results of the 2016 Trial Court Public Satisfaction Survey are posted. Watch Justice Bridget M. McCormack talk about the highlights in a new video.​

3/2/2017

Results of a survey of trial courts regarding service from the State Court Administrative Office​.

   

Previously posted with upcoming deadline(s)

  
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2/16/2017
A court records survey​ will be sent to clerks of the court on February 23.  Please complete the survey by March 31.
3/31/2017
11/18/2015
​See the National Center for State Courts' current Federal Funding Report.
11/18/2017

 

 

Forms

  
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PREVIOUSLY POSTED WITH UPCOMING DEADLINE(S)

  
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Civil

  
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11/10/2016
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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 87.06 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​

Comments by 7/1/17
7/1/2017
11/10/2016
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[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​

Comments by 7/1/17
7/1/2017
11/10/2016
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[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​

Comments by 7/1/17
7/1/2017

 

 

Criminal / Traffic

  
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Family / Probate

  
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3/16/2017
The Foster Care Review Board Program​ will be restructured within the next several months and new services offered to the courts.
3/9/2017
Memo announcing changes to IV-D policy regarding child support calculations​ software and recommending changes that courts may implement to maximize benefits for local courts.
3/9/2017
List of websites​ CWS developed to assist courts and child welfare professionals in their daily activities.
3/3/2017
Clarification for fingerprinting juveniles​ placed on consent calendar.

 

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Education

  
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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
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
3/8/2017
MJI ​Training Opportunity:  Creating a Civil Treatment Culture in the Workplace: A Court Leadership Team Seminar​
Date and location:  May 5, Michigan Hall of Justice, Lansing
Register by April 14, 2017
4/14/2017
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
 

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1/5/2017
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

 

 

Court Rules

  
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12/21/2016

2015-18 – Proposed Amendment of MCR 9.108
(would permit the Supreme Court to issue an injunction against the practice of law by an attorney)

Issued: 12/21/16

Comment Period Expiration: 4/1/17​

4/1/2017
12/21/2016

2016-39 – Proposed Amendment of MCR 3.903, 3.932, and 3.936
(would bring consent calendar court rules in line with 2016 PA 185)

Issued: 12/21/16

Comment Period Expiration: 4/1/17​

4/1/2017
12/21/2016

2016-40 – Proposed Amendment of MCR 2.625 and 3.101
(would provide for taxation of postjudgment costs)

Issued: 12/21/16

Comment Period Expiration:  4/1/17​

4/1/2017
1/30/2017

2015-24 – Proposed Amendment of MCR 2.116 and 2.119
(would allow for reply briefs in summary disposition proceedings)

Issued: 1/25/17

Comment Period Expiration: 5/1/17​

5/1/2017
1/30/2017

2016-35 – ProposedAddition of Rule 6.008​ 
(would establish bindover procedures and would disallow the practice of circuit courts remanding cases to district court except as provided by law)

Issued: 1/25/17

Comment Period Expiration:  5/1/17​

5/1/2017