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Michigan Supreme Court seeks input on proposed standards for appointed counsel

The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission has crafted standards for appointed counsel and submitted them to the Michigan Supreme Court for review. The court seeks public comment on the proposed standards  until May 1, and these comments will be considered by the court at a public hearing on May 18.

“These initial standards tackle some of the major problems Michigan faces in the delivery of adequate indigent defense systems: training and education of counsel, the initial client interview, use of investigation and experts and counsel at first appearance and other stages,” commented MIDC Chair James Fisher, now at Dickinson Wright’s Grand Rapids office.

To view the proposals, visit http://courts.mi.gov/Courts/MichiganSupremeCourt/rules/court-rules-admin-matters/Court%20Rules/2015-27_2016-01-11_formatted%20order_MIDC%20proposed%20standards.pdf?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=25155658See more at the State Bar of Michigan blog, http://sbmblog.


Dunlop appointed to Wedgwood Christian Services board

In January, Wedgwood Christian Services appointed Rhoades McKee attorney Jake Dunlop to serve on its Board of Directors for a three year term.

Wedgwood Christian Services seeks to support young members of West Michigan with innovative programs and services to support and restore their physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being.
As an associate with Rhoades McKee, Dunlop serves business owners and their families with a broad range of legal issues including business formation, corporate governance, succession planning and merger and acquisitions.

He attended Indiana University Maurer School of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

For more information on Wedgwood Christian Services, visit: http://www.wedgwood.org/