High court to hold public administrative hearing

Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 1997-11, the Michigan Supreme Court will hold a public administrative hearing on Wednesday, March 13, in the Supreme Court courtroom located on the sixth floor of the Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street in Lansing. The hearing will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and adjourn no later than 11:30 a.m.

Persons who wish to address the court regarding matters on the agenda will be allotted three minutes each to present their views, after which the speakers may be questioned by the justices. Comments offered at a public hearing must pertain directly to an item on the public hearing agenda. To reserve a place on the agenda, notify the Office of Administrative Counsel in writing at P.O. Box 30052, Lansing, Michigan 48909, or by e-mail at ADMcomment@courts.mi.gov, no later than Friday, March 8.

The administrative matters on the agenda for this hearing are:

1. 2002-37 Proposed Amendments of MCR 1.109, 2.102, 2.104, 2.106, 2.107, 2.117, 2.119, 2.403, 2.503, 2.506, 2.508, 2.518, 2.602, 2.603, 2.621, 3.101, 3.104, 3.203, 3.205, 3.210, 3.302, 3.607, 3.613, 3.614, 3.705, 3.801, 3.802, 3.805, 3.806, 4.201, 4.202, 4.303, 4.306, 5.001, 5.104, 5.105, 5.107, 5.108, 5.113, 5.117, 5.118, 5.119, 5.120, 5.125, 5.126, 5.132, 5.162, 5.202, 5.203, 5.205, 5.302, 5.304, 5.307, 5.308, 5.309, 5.310, 5.311, 5.313, 5.402, 5.404, 5.405, 5.409, 5.501, and 5.784 and new rule 3.618

Published at 503 Mich 1201 (2018)

Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendments for design and implementation of the statewide electronic-filing system.

2. 2016-05 Proposed Amendment of MCR 2.513

Published at 503 Mich 1236 (2018)

Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendment of MCR 2.513 to require courts to orally recite preliminary and final jury instructions in addition to providing them in writing.

3. 2016-27 Proposed Amendment of MRPC 7.2

Published at 503 Mich 1238 (2018)

Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendment of MRPC 7.2 to require media lawyer advertisements to identify the name and contact information of at least one lawyer providing services.

4. 2017-15 Proposed Amendment of Canon 7 of the Michigan Code of Judicial Conduct

Published at 501 Mich 1271 (2018)

Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendment of Canon 7 of the Michigan Code of Judicial Conduct to explicitly allow judicial campaign solicitation as permitted by law, eliminate the $100 per lawyer limitation, and remove the disclaimer requirement.

5. 2017-27 Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.425

Published at 503 Mich 1242 (2018)

Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendment of MCR 6.425 to make the rule consistent that requests for counsel must be filed within 42 days and remove the requirement for a sentencing judge to articulate substantial and compelling reasons to deviate from the guidelines range.

6. 2018-04 Proposed Amendments of MCR 7.212 and 7.312

Published at 503 Mich 1243 (2018)

Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendments of MCR 7.212 and 7.312 to require amicus briefs to indicate certain information regarding the preparation of the brief and disclosure of monetary contributions.

7. 2018-07 Proposed Amendment of MCR 3.993

Published at 503 Mich 1244 (2018)

Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendment of MCR 3.993 to establish a list of specific orders that can be appealed by right regarding an Indian child subject to a child protective proceeding.

8. 2018-21 Proposed Adoption of Administrative Order 2018-XX

Published at 503 Mich 1239 (2018)

Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed administrative order to require courts to establish standing courthouse security committees.

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