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Trial courts receive new information and requirements that are relevant to court operations through Recent Communications. Information is posted regularly and the SCAO Biweekly Brief (a summary of postings for the previous two weeks) is e-mailed every other Thursday. Information is also available at SCAO Communications and FOCB Memoranda.  If materials are no longer available on this site, make requests to the State Court Administrative Office at TrialCourtServices@courts.mi.gov.

 

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General and Administrative Matters 

  
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9/13/2018
Help ​us share your success!  Send completed surveys before November 1.​
10/31/2018
8/29/2018
The Court Equity Fund projection for FY 2019 and the payment history have both been updated.

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MiFILE (Statewide e-Filing Initiative)

  
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9/13/2018

 


Education

  
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9/17/2018
​CWS Training Opportunity:  Child Welfare Essentials and Reasonable Efforts Advocacy​
Date and location:  November 8, Ann Arbor
11/8/2018
9/12/2018
​MJI training Opportunity:  Jury Management Seminar​
Date and location:  October 30, Hall of Justice, Lansing
Register by October 12
10/12/2018
9/11/2018
The Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 Executive Team is excited to present the Fall 2018 Training Event: "Youth Mental Health" on October 11 and 12 in Grand Rapids.  We will welcome national speaker and author Dr. Lisa Boesky as keynote.  Details and registration can be found here​.
10/11/2018
8/29/2018
MJI T​raining Opportunity:  Court Support Staff Certification Training​
Dates and location:  October 24-25, Hall of Justice, Lansing
Register by September 21
9/21/2018
8/29/2018
​CWS Training Opportunity:  Courtroom Confidence for Child Welfare Caseworkers​
Date and location:  December 4, Hall of Justice, Lansing
12/4/2018
8/29/2018
CWS Training Opportunity:  Child Abuse & Neglect Mandated Reporter Training​
Date and location:  November 7, web-based
11/7/2018
8/29/2018
CWS Training Opportunity:  22nd Annual Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Summit: Invisible No More​
Dates and location:  October 25-26, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme
10/25/2018
8/16/2018
​New SCAO in Brief ​covers some frequently asked questions regarding court-ordered criminal restitution.
8/13/2018
The National Judicial College will hold an online course, Special Consideration for the Rural Court Judge​, September 10-October 26.
8/13/2018
The National​ Judicial College will hold a free, interactive webcast, Contemporary Issues in Probate Court​, October 23.
8/6/2018
​PAAM Training Opportunity:  Commercial Driver's License Enforcement​
Date and location:  October 26, Webinar
10/26/2018
7/24/2018
MJI ​Training Opportunity:  Family Division Summit
Date and location: October 4, The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth
Register by September 21
9/21/2018

 

 

 Reports and Publications

  
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9/11/2018
​The 2017 Annual Report​ of the Michigan Foster Care Review Board is now available.
9/11/2018

Michigan's adult drug courts, adult mental health courts, and veterans treatment courts are achieving certification!  To assist with this shared goal, the State Court Administrative Office has updated the Standards, Best Practices, and Promising Practices manuals​ for each program type.  The manuals contain the certification requirements, including the model documents that a program can use to ensure that they fully meet the document requirements regarding confidentiality, due process, and the problem-solving court statute.

8/6/2018
The SCAO has published a summary​ of its recent ADR Summit at which recommendations were provided for advancing ADR services in the trial courts.​​
8/2/2018
Sections 7-05 and 8-03 of the Manual for District Court Probation Officers​ have been updated.
8/2/2018
​Component 39 of the Case File Management Standards has been updated to include new case-type code (AU)​ for use in certain adoption-related filings.​​
7/5/2018
A guide and information card regarding unaccompanied immigrant children and state courts are available.


5/10/2018
5/8/2018
4/23/2018
MCL 552-519(3)(d) requires the Friend of the Court Bureau to prepare an annual Friend of the Court Grievance Report for the Michigan Legislature​.  The report summarizes the grievances that were filed with the friend of the court offices in 2017.  Also included as a supplement to the grievance report is a summary of the friend of the court citizen advisory committees' activities in 2017.

 

Forms

Forms Revisions

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Other Forms Information

  
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Family / Probate

  
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9/6/2018
The Guidelines for Court-Ordered Reimbursement​ ​were updated from the original 1990 version.
8/16/2018
8/16/2018
8/7/2018
​Effective June 12, 2018, Public Act 58 of 2018​ makes several amendments to the Juvenile Code.
7/30/2018
​Nominations are now open for the Daniel J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award to honor exceptional service to Michigan's children.  Return the completed nomination form by Friday, September 28.
9/28/2018
7/26/2018

 

 

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Civil Jury Instructions - Proposals Published for Comment

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Civil Jury Instructions - Amendments Adopted within the Past 60 Days

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Criminal / Traffic

  
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Criminal Jury Instructions - Proposals Published for Comment

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Criminal Jury Instructions - Amendments Adopted within the Past 60 Days

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Court Rules  

Adopted Proposals, Adopted Admin Orders, or Appointments

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Proposed Rules or Amendments

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