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October 23, 2012

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: 

      A.   Developments in Indigent Criminal Defense (Dawn Van Hoek) (30 minutes)

      Analysis of HB 5804 (PDF)

      B.   Discussion of DHS policy issues--update on time limits litigation; new DHS truancy policy (Terri Stangl) (30 minutes)

      Issue Alert 12-10-01 - School Truancy Policy Change (PDF)

      Truancy Flyer for Clients October 8, 2012 (PDF)

      FOA Memo 10-09-2012 (PDF)

      http://www.mplp.org/Issues/updated_issue_alert_12-10-01

III.   Reports, Updates, Information Sharing

      A.   Longer reports (about 10 minutes each)
            1.   Fees/fines/costs (Miriam Aukerman)

            Bailey Amicus Brief 9-14-12 (PDF)

            2.   Amicus request---Kieca case; amicus report (Ann Routt)

            SPB Amicus List (DOC)

            SPB Kieca Amicus Request 10-08 (DOCX)

            3.   MI-UI report (Steve Gray)

            SPB MI-UI Report 10-12 (PDF)

            4.   DACA report and update (Susan Reed)

            http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/10/federal_program_allows_some_il.html

            http://www.michiganimmigrant.org

            5.   State Bar Committee on Justice Initiatives (Terri Stangl)
            6.   Request from American Indian Law Section (Jim Keedy)

            SPB AILS Letter to MSBE 9-12 (DOCX)

            SPB AILS draft resolution 10-12 (DOCX)

      B.   Shorter reports

Presenters of the shorter reports are invited to give written or brief oral reports. We appreciate written reports that can be distributed before the meeting. If you feel like you need more than 5-10 minutes for your report, please contact Bob Gillett at rgillett@lsscm.org to be moved into the "longer report" section of the agenda. If you have written materials, please send them to Bob electronically.

            1.   Update on LSC funding (Deierdre Weir)
            2.   Language access developments (Candace Crowley)

            SBM Position 2012-03

            Link to Proposed Rule

            Link to all comments, including the State Bar's

            3.   Indian Child Welfare Act Issues (Jim Keedy)
            4.   SCAO Court Tools program (Bob Gillett)
            5.   SOS Task Force--Statewide Website (Linda Rexer)

            SPB SCAO Consumer Forms 7-12 (DOCX)

            6.   Prisoner re-entry issues (Terri Stangl)
            7.   Pro Bono (Bob Gillett)

            SPB Pro Bono Report 10-12 (DOCX)

            http://lsc.gov/sites/default/files/LSC/lscgov4/PBTF_%20Report_FINAL.pdf

            https://www.psjd.org/uploads/Temporary_Links/NewYorkState-ProBonoReqCommitteeReport.pdf

            8.   Other reports

IV.   2013 SPB Meeting Schedule

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