Founded in 1984, the Referees Association of Michigan (RAM) is a special purpose bar organization recognized by the State Bar of Michigan that consists of attorneys who serve as juvenile and domestic relations referees throughout the State. RAM's primary focus is to educate its members through an annual training conference, its publication, Referees Quarterly, and a listserv. RAM's mission is also to contribute to the improvement of the legal system by appointing members to serve on numerous State Bar and State Court Administrative Office committees, and by offering comments to proposed legislation and court rules.