Rule 8.104 Judicial Meetings

(A) Meetings to be Called by State Court Administrator. The state court administrator, under the Supreme Court’s supervision and direction, may call

(1) an annual statewide meeting of the circuit, recorder’s, and Court of Appeals judges;

(2) an annual statewide meeting of the probate judges;

(3) an annual statewide meeting of the district judges; and

(4) additional statewide or regional meetings of judges as may be desirable.

(B) Presiding Officer. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or another person designated by the Chief Justice shall preside at judicial meetings called by the state court administrator.

(C) Secretary. The state court administrator or deputy administrator acts as secretary at judicial meetings called by the state court administrator.

(D) Purposes. At the meetings, the judges are to

(1) study the organization, rules, methods of procedure, and practice of the judicial system in general;

(2) study the problems of administration confronting the courts and judicial system in general; and

(3) make recommendations for

(a) modifying or ameliorating existing conditions,

(b) harmonizing and improving laws, and

(c) amending the rules and statutes relating to practice and procedure.