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Agenda with Materials

Memo: SPB Memo

I.  Welcome (Denise Page Hood)

II.  Discussion Items

        A.  State Bar of Michigan Judicial Crossroads Process

The State Bar has embarked on an ambitious process with the hope that those with familiarity with and a stake in the court system will fashion a set of recommendations for the system that will be considered by the legislature as it looks at the system this year.

This process is co-chaired by Ed Pappas and Barry Howard and includes a main committee and four subcommittees.  The subcommittees are working in the areas of Court Structure and Resources, Access to Justice, Technology, and Business Impact. 

A number of Planning Body members are involved in this process, and the work of this comitteemight significantly impact future access to justice work in the state.  We'd like to have a discussion of this topic so that members of the Judicial Crossroads committees have the input of other Planning Body members.

INTERIM REPORTS2.pdf; ATJGuidingPrinciples.pdf

III. Reports, Updates, Information Sharing

We want to keep the Planning Body informed about these issues.  Reports in these areas are optional and we'd like to keep each individual report to 5 minutes if possible.  Written reports or links to materials are appreciated.  If your report can wait until the next meeting, that is fine.

If you'd like to give a verbal update at the meeting, please contact Evetta Adams at LAD (313-967-5555, ext. 5604; Eadams@ladadetroit.org).  If you have written materials, please send them to Evetta electronically.

A.  Poverty/fees/issue
B.  Michigan Supreme Court---Efforts to Enhance Access and Fairness
C.  Bar Foundation Pro Se study
D.  Criminal Defense System Developments
E.  Pro Bono
F.  State Bar Committee on Justice Initiatives
G. Parents/Children's rights cases in the Michigan Supreme Court
H. Unemployment advocacy
I.  Funding and Advocacy opportunities with the new administration
J.  Immigration issues and developments
K. Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Project
L.  Prisoner re-entry issues

IV. Next SPB Meetings---2010 schedule (4th Wednesday; noon)

 We have previously scheduled three more 2010 meetings for this group---April 28, July 28th, and October 27. 

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