Michigan’s Adoption of Continuing Judicial Education Rules

On November 1, 2023, the Michigan Supreme Court adopted the Michigan Continuing Judicial Education Rules, effective January 1, 2024. These Rules will require every judicial officer in the state to complete at least 24 hours of continuing judicial education (CJE) every two years (retired judges taking assignment, however, need only complete 8 hours every two years). Judicial officers’ credited hours must consist of (1) education related to integrity and demeanor and (2) education within the subject area of “judicial practice and related areas.” The CJE program will be overseen by a 12-member board, which will comprise judges from the state’s various court systems (i.e., appellate, circuit, district, probate, quasi-judicial) along with one retired judge. The full text of the Order adopting these Rules can be found here.

Posted by Doug Toering