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  • State Bar symposium draws a crowd

    March 01, 2024

    “Experts and Trial Practice” was the title of the 6th Annual State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section Symposium held recently at the Guardian Building in Detroit. The program, which has been organized and produced since its inception by Troy attorney Mark Rossman, annually attracts some of the top practitioners and academics in the field of business law.

  • Hearing set on proposed court rules changes

    March 01, 2024

    The Michigan Supreme Court has scheduled a public administrative hearing on Wednesday, March 20 to gather input on a half-dozen proposed amendments to rules that affect courts and attorneys across the state.
    Speakers may appear by video conference (Zoom); attendees who are not speaking may watch in person at the Hall of Justice or view the livestream.

  • Attorneys encouraged to look for ways to mitigate AI risks

    March 01, 2024

    The fast pace of technological change — especially the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence — acts as an accelerant to global existential risks, according to Jason Matheny, president and CEO of RAND Corp.
    Prior to joining RAND, Matheny led White House policy on technology and national security at the National Security Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

  • Report suggests ways to increase juror response

    March 01, 2024

    When juror nonresponse rates reached 48 percent in the Harris County district court (Houston, Texas) in 2022, District Clerk Marilyn Burgess wondered, “Why won’t they come?”
    With help from the National Center for State Court’s Center for Jury Studies and its partners in the Strengthening the Sixth project, Burgess found her answer: many people didn’t receive their summons.

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