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​Michigan Judicial C​​​​ouncil

Developing and implementing a statewide judicial strategic plan is a high priority for the Michigan Supreme Court and State Court Administrative Office. The process will help create a unified vision for the future, build agreement around priorities, develop innovative and comprehensive strategies for making system-wide improvements, and coordinate many innovations resulting from recent reforms.

MSC Administrative Order 2021-01 Appointing Members to the MI Judicial Council​
(June 24, 2021)

MSC Administrative Order 2021-15 Establishing Michigan Judicial Council 
(April 14, 2021)​


Meetin​g Date Time
​1 ​Thursday, July 22, 2021​​ ​1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
​2 ​​​​Tuesday, August 3, 2021 ​​1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
​3 ​​​Thursday, August 26, 2021 ​​1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
​4 ​​Tuesday, September 14, 2021 ​​1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
​5 ​​Thursday, October 14, 2021 ​​1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
​6 ​​Thursday, November 4, 2021 ​​1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
​7​ ​​Tuesday, December 7, 2021 ​​1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.​

MJC Purpo​​se 

The state of Michigan has 83 counties and nearly 10 million residents. The Michigan Constitution vests Michigan’s judicial power in “One Court of Justice;” however, we operate as a non-unified trial court system with varying and complicated funding structures, a multitude of case management systems​​​, and many local court rules across the state. Resources available to support the delivery of justice in Michigan varies greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. While many judicial reform initiatives are under way, ranging from access to justice to implementing technology, our branch of government needs a statewide strategic planning effort that will establish statewide goals and strategies for making system-wide improvements.

Diver​sity, Equity, ​​and Inclusion

The Michigan Judicial Council will be representative of Michigan's diverse population and regions, ensuring and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

​Number of Appointments Position
​2 Judges nominated by the Michigan Judges Association​
​​2 ​Judges nominated by the Michigan Probate Judges Association
​2 ​Judges nominated by the Michigan District Judges Association
​2 ​Judges nominated by the Association of Black Judges of Michigan
​1 ​Judges nominated by the Michigan Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum
4 ​Judge (At-Large)
​4 ​Trial Court Administrators or Probate/Juvenile Registers
​2 County Clerks
​3 ​Attorneys licensed to practice law in Michigan
​1 ​Member of the Michigan Justice for All Commission
​2​ ​Members of the public who are not attorneys

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​Ryan Gamby​​


Member list and bios


SJI Grant Application​ (submitted)​