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January 29, 2013

Agenda & Teleconference Number (doc)

The meeting will be at the State Bar building in Lansing. Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon.

I.   Welcome and introductions. (Denise Page Hood)

II.   Discussion items:

We'd like this meeting to be a planning meeting at which the SPB will receive an overview on legislative and court issues that are of interest to the SPB. This discussion will be split in two parts. At the beginning of the meeting, there will be a legislative presentation by Ellen Hoekstra and Stephanie Johnson from Capitol Services and Peter Cunningham, the Director of Government Relations for the State Bar of Michigan. This will include a discussion of legislative actions in the lame duck session and issues expected to be addressed by the new legislature.

Later in the agenda, Dawn Monk, the Deputy Director of the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO), will update the SPB on the issues pending on the Court's administrative docket, including: the court-tools project; the pending LEP rules; developments on the fees/fines/costs issue; the ongoing efforts with Michigan Legal Help; and e-filing.

We're hoping that these background discussions will help the SPB focus and prioritize its work for 2013.

      A.   Legislative

      SPB legislative Top 10 Issues For 2013 (docx)

      Senate and House Contact List 2013 (xlsx)

      2013 Newly Elected Representatives (doc)

      B.   Court Administrative Issues

      Order 12-5-12 (pdf)

      Order 5-2-12 (pdf)

      Implementation Plan (pdf)

      Memorandum 12-19-12 (pdf)

III.   Reports, Updates, Information Sharing

      A.   Reports

We believe that the longer discussion will take up most of the meeting and will include updates in many of the areas that the SPB has been tracking. In the other areas, we are inviting written reports prior to the meeting or brief oral reports at the meeting. Please let us know if you would like to give an oral report at the meeting. If you feel like you need more than 5-10 minutes an in person report, please contact Bob Gillett at rgillett@lsscm.org . If you have written materials, please send them to Bob electronically.

We expect brief updates on these issues, which we think are not included in the legislative/court administrative discussion outlined above.

            1.   Miller v. Alabama update (Kim Thomas)
            2.   DACA report and update (Susan Reed)
            3.   Update on right to counsel; Gideon anniversary events (Dawn Van Hoek and Bob Gillett)

      http://www.civilrighttocounsel.org/advances/litigation/

      SPB Gideon Anniversary Report 1-13 (docx)

            4.   Michigan Legal Help Program (Linda Rexer)

      MLH Flyer (pdf)

      SOSTF Summary of Accomplishments 2010-2012 12-21-12 (pdf)

            5.   Pro Bono (Bob Gillett)

      SPB Pro Bono Report 1-13 (docx)

            6.   Amicus report (Ann Routt)

      SPB LSAM Amicus List 1-13 (doc)

            7.   Update on LSC funding (Deierdre Weir)
            8.   Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Project (Lorray Brown or Bob Gillett)
            9.   DHS policy issues---time limits case; truancy policy (Terri Stangl)
            10.   State Bar Committee on Justice Initiatives (Terri Stangl)
      B.   Updates

We believe that reports on these additional areas will be included in the main discussion. However, brief written reports that will provide background for the discussion are invited.

            1.   Language access developments (Candace Crowley)
            2.   Developments in Indigent Criminal Defense (Dawn Van Hoek)
            3.   Fees/fines/costs (Miriam Aukerman)
            4.   Indian Child Welfare Act (Jim Keedy)

      Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act-- as adopted http://legiscan.com/MI/text/SB1232/2011

      SPB AILS Bar Exam Letter and Resolution 11-12 (pdf)

            5.   SCAO Court Tools program (Libby Hines and Bob Gillett)

      FG Comment on Adm Order 2012-15 (pdf)

            6.   Prisoner re-entry issues (Terri Stangl)
            7.   MI-UI report (Steve Gray)

IV.   2013 Meeting Schedule

April 30 (Lansing)

July 23 (Detroit)

October 22 (Lansing)

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