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About the State Planning Body

The Michigan State Planning Body for Legal Services (SPB) is made up of representatives from the bench, bar, community service organizations and legal services providers. The purpose of the SPB is to plan, organize and coordinate an effective civil legal services delivery system in Michigan.

SPB Calendar


SPB Mission Statement

The Michigan State Planning Body (MSPB) is an unincorporated association of thirty-five individuals — from the legal services community, judiciary, private bar, and community organizations providing services to low-income persons — that acts as a forum for planning and coordination of the state's efforts to deliver civil and criminal legal services to the poor, including efforts to provide access to the judicial system through pro se and pro bono programs

State Planning Body Member Roster

SPB Roster 2019

Agenda Committee members identified on the Roster can be contacted between meetings for questions and/or agenda item suggestions.

Meeting Location: State Bar of MI, 306 Townsend St. - Michael Frank Building.

State and National ATJ Resources

ABA Standards for the Provision of Civil Legal Aid (August 2006)

LSC Performance Criteria (March 2007)

ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Providing Defense Services

MIDC Standards

Conference of Chief Justices Resolution 5 (100% Access to Justice)

SBM 21st Century Practice Task Force Final Report (2016)

Final Report from the Trial Court Funding Commission (September, 2019)

State Planning Body Policy Statements

Letter in Support of Cell Phones in Courthouses (August, 2019)

Proposed Cell Phones Rule (May, 2019)

Letter in Support Cy Pres Court Rule changes (August, 2019)

Proposed Cy Pres Rule (May, 2019)

Bail Committee Memo (September, 2019)

Comments on proposed changes to the juvenile court rules (September, 2019)

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