Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Access To Michigan Bar Proceedings

The Michigan attorney discipline system is providing access to hearings before both hearing panels and the Attorney Discipline Board.

The Attorney Discipline Board has established two YouTube channels to facilitate public access to hearings that may be held on a virtual platform (i.e. Zoom for Videoconferencing).

Michigan Attorney Discipline Board Channel One

Michigan Attorney Discipline Board Channel Two

Transcription and Video Recording of Proceedings

The proceedings of the Attorney Discipline Board and its Hearing Panels, whether conducted in person or via Zoom (or similar two-way interactive video technology), shall be transcribed by a court reporter certified in accordance with MCR 8.108(G).  The transcript is the official record of the proceedings.

Proceedings conducted via Zoom (or similar video technology) will be live-streamed on YouTube (or  a similar video-sharing platform).  A video recording of a live-streamed proceeding made by such a platform will be available for public viewing for 30 days.  (Links to ADB channels may be found on the ADB website; notices of hearing will contain the links.)  Copies of video recordings of proceedings are not available to the public.

Adopted August 26, 2020
This provides a great tool for educating the Bar and the public on the operation of professional discipline. (Mike Frisch)


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I cannot believe that attorney, Jeffrey Lawrence was disbarred after a stellar career for mishandling a single trust account deposit when he made restitution to the client. that seemed truly over the top and vindictive. Watching those proceedings is like a train wreck - can't turn away or stop imagining that it can happen to you.

Posted by: Carolyn Elefant | Oct 20, 2020 4:54:01 PM

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