New Rules


As of January 1, 2020, there are new Court Rules for Friend of the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution (MCR 3.224).  Each county FOC was required to submit its own plan to implement the Court Rule to the SCAO, so each county has its own local rules and procedures. In response, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan is holding a series of seminars around the state for the local FOCs to present their plans to members. The first of these was held for Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Andiamo’s in Bloomfield Township. Speaking at the seminar were (l-r) Suzanne Hollyer, director, Oakland County FOC; Priscilla Wells, Wayne County Circuit Court; Brian Nicholas, chief referee, Macomb County FOC; and Dominique Peacock of the Wayne County FOC.

Photo by John Meiu


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