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Supreme Court Selects Chief Justice

Jan 06, 2023

Justice Elizabeth Clement will continue her service as Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court after a vote by her colleagues this month. She was first selected in November 2022 to finish the role of Chief Justice following the retirement from the bench of former Justice Bridget McCormack. This week, the Justices selected her to […]

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Governor Makes Judicial Appointments

Dec 09, 2022

Two new judges have been appointed to serve on the bench of the Genesee County and Washtenaw County Circuit Courts. Khary L. Hanible has been appointed to serve on the 7th Circuit Court of Genesee County. He currently serves as an assistant prosecutor within the county, working in the circuit court criminal division. Prior to […]

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Governor Creates Juvenile Residential Facilities Advisory Committee

Nov 04, 2022

In order to improve the juvenile residential facility system and better serve Michigan’s youth, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order creating an advisory committee. The Michigan Juvenile Residential Facilities Advisory Committee will be housed within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and will work across state government to implement evidence-based practices […]

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The Race for the State’s Highest Court

Oct 21, 2022

During the 2022 election cycle, two positions are up for election on the Michigan Supreme Court. Both of the justices currently serving in those slots are running for reelection to the state’s highest court. In Michigan, there are seven justices, who each serve eight-year terms. The terms are staggered to end every two years. Candidates […]

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Governor Makes Judicial Appointment

Oct 14, 2022

Nicole Goodson has been appointed to the 3rd Circuit Court of Wayne County by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She currently serves as the president and CEO of Legal Aid and Defender Association, a position she’s held since 2017. Before her time with Legal Aid, Ms. Goodson served as a private practice attorney and worked with the […]

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Chief Justice McCormack Announces Retirement

Sep 16, 2022

On Monday, in a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack announced her retirement effective in November, two years into her second eight-year term.  The retirement, prior to the end of the year, provides Governor Whitmer the opportunity to appoint a replacement, whether the Governor wins re-election or not.  McCormack has […]

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Governor Makes Judicial Appointment

Aug 12, 2022

Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Amy C. Clapp to serve on the 49th Circuit Court of Mecosta and Osceola Counties. She currently serves as prosecutor for Mecosta County, a role she’s been in since 2021. Prior to that she was the chief assistant prosecutor. Ms. Clapp has also worked as a private practice attorney, in the […]

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Juvenile Justice Task Force Approves Blueprint

Jul 22, 2022

This week, the Michigan Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform met to approve a comprehensive set of recommendations they believe will transform the state’s juvenile justice system. The approved recommendations establish a statewide blueprint for aligning policies and practices across the juvenile justice continuum, including: Expanding diversion opportunities for youth who are not a public […]

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