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Agenda with Materials

SPB Agenda

I.  Welcome; introductions; update on SPB appointments (Denise Page Hood)

II.  Discussion Items

         A.   Michigan Supreme Court - Director of Access and Fairness (Lorraine Weber) (45 Minutes)

III.  Reports, Updates, Information Sharing

         A.   Poverty/fees/issue (Terri Stangl, Jessie Rossman, Jim Neuhard) (15 Minutes)

                  http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/court_today/

                  http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/repaying_debts/

         B.   Bar Foundation Pro Se study (Linda Rexer) (15 Minutes)

                  MSBF Pro Se Powerpoint

         C.   Criminal Defense System Developments (Jim Neuhard or Frank Eaman) (10 Minutes)

         D.   Pro Bono: (Bob Gillett/Dennis Donohue) (10 Minutes)

                i.  Survey

                ii.  Pro Bono Month

                iii.  Summit follow up

                  http://www.michbar.org/probono.cfm

         E.  Committee on Justice Initiatives Report (Terri Stangl) (10 Minutes)

         F.  Parents/Children's rights cases in the Michigan Supreme Court (Regina Daniels Thomas, Ann Routt) (10 Minutes)

                  ABA Report Michigan Parent Representation

         G.  Unemployment advocacy (David Blanchard)

         H.  Funding and Advocacy opportunities with the new administration (Lary Wells, Bob Gillett)

                  http://www.milhs.org/media/EDocs/FlyerOct09Stimulus.pdf

         I.  Immigration support and advocacy project (Susan Reed)

                  MIRP Summit Agenda

                  MIRP Summit Registration

         J.  Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Project (Lorray Brown) (5 Minutes)

         K.  Prisoner re-entry employment discrimination (Miriam Aukerman, Terri Stangl or Mike Chielens) (5 Minutes)

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

         A.  January 27th

         B.  April 28th

         C.  July 28th

         D.  October 27th

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