Michigan Year in Review: restructuring an entire state’s trial court system

New laws affecting the courts enacted by the Michigan legislature in 2012 include the following:

HB5071, HB5072, HB5073, HB5074, HB5075, HB5093, HB5094, HB5095, HB5101, HB5102, HB5103, HB5104, HB5105, HB5106, HB5107 (collectively): ┬áRestructures state’s trial court system. Eliminates judgeships from certain district, probate, and circuit courts. Merges or consolidates certain judicial circuits. Shifts duties of some district judges to a county’s probate judge.