HOUSE BILL NO. 5204

October 24, 2023, Introduced by Rep. Breen and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled

"Revised judicature act of 1961,"

by amending sections 910 and 913 (MCL 600.910 and 600.913).

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 910. The supreme court and each circuit court has jurisdiction to admit individuals who possess the required qualifications to the bar of this state, persons who possess the required qualifications, to disbar or suspend members of the bar for misconduct, and to reinstate licenses to practice law. Each court of appeals judicial district has jurisdiction to admit individuals who possess the required qualifications to the bar of this state. All such of the matters and proceedings described in this section are declared to be civil in nature, and the venue thereof of the matters and proceedings is subject to regulation by the supreme court.

Sec. 913. (1) The clerk of the supreme court, the chief clerk of the court of appeals, and the clerk of each circuit court shall, when a person an individual is admitted to the bar by that court, administer do all of the following:

(a) Administer to the person individual the oath prescribed by the supreme court for members of the bar. , and upon

(b) Upon payment of the sum of $25.00, issue to that person the individual a certificate of admission. , and keep

(c) Keep a record of the admission in the roll of attorneys and the journal of that court. , and

(d) Promptly transmit promptly to the clerk of the supreme court and to the state bar State Bar of Michigan without charge certified copies of the orders of admission.

(2) When If a member of the bar is suspended, or disbarred, or is held in contempt, and when a person or if an individual is reinstated as a member of the bar, the clerk of the court so doing shall transmit to the clerk of the supreme court and to the state bar State Bar of Michigan without charge certified copies of those orders.