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, May 28, 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. 

To reserve a place on the agenda, notify the Office of the Clerk of the Court in writing at P.O. Box 30052, Lansing, 48909, or by e-mail at MSC_clerk@courts.mi.gov, no later than Monday, May 26.

Administrative matters on the agenda for this hearing are:

1. 2010-32 Proposed Amendments of Rule 3.210 of the Michigan Court Rules. Published at 495 Mich ___ (2014).  Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendment of MCR 3.210 that would incorporate different default judgment rules in domestic relations cases and would clarify related procedural issues.

2. 2012-03 Proposed Retention of the Amendments of Rule 1.111 of the Michigan Court Rules. Published at 495 Mich ___ (2014). Issue: Whether to retain the amendments of MCR 1.111 that provided an interim review process for cases in which a court denies a request for an interpreter or orders reimbursement of interpretation costs; the amendment also made some technical changes for consistency (i.e., changed “interpreter costs” to “interpretation costs”).

3. 2012-11 Proposed Amendment of Rule 6.302 of the Michigan Court Rules. Published at 495 Mich ___ (Part 1, 2013). Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendment of MCR 6.302 that would add language providing a harmless-error provision similar to the federal rules.

4. 2013-02 Proposed Amendments of Rules 3.800, 3.801, 3.802, 3.804, 3.807, 5.109, 5.401, 5.402, and 5.404 of the Michigan Court Rules. Published at 495 Mich ___ (2014). Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendments of MCR 3.800, 3.801, 3.802, 3.804, 3.807, 5.109, 5.401, 5.402, and 5.404 that would reflect a more integrated approach to addressing issues specific to Indian children and would incorporate provisions of the Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act and the Indian Child Welfare Act in adoption and guardianship proceedings.

5. 2013-03 Proposed Amendment of Rule 2.302 of the Michigan Court Rules. Published at 495 Mich ___ (Part 1, 2013). Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendment of MCR 2.302 that would clarify that discovery is available in postjudgment proceedings in domestic relations matters.

6. 2013-04 Proposed Amendment of Rule 3.705 of the Michigan Court Rules. Published at 495 Mich ___ (Part 1, 2013). Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendment of MCR 3.705 that would prohibit publication of information on the Internet that could reveal the identity or location of the protected party.

7. 2013-19 Proposed Amendment of Rule 3.602 of the Michigan Court Rules. Published at 495 Mich ___ (Part 1, 2013). Issue: Whether to adopt the proposed amendments of MCR 3.602 that would apply to all other forms of arbitration that are not prescribed in the newly adopted Revised Uniform Arbitration Act, MCL 691.1681 et seq.

8. 2013-41 Proposed Retention of the Amendments of Administrative Order No. 1998-5. Published at 495 Mich ___ (2014). Issue: Whether to retain the amendments of Administrative Order No. 1998-5 that modify the way county-funded courts pursue disputes over court funding. The amendments were adopted with immediate effect in light of the recent enactment of 2013 PA 172.

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