Judicial Council Releases Historic Roadmap for Michigan Judiciary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT FEDERAL MAGISTRATE JUDGE

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE
The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Raymond S. Kent of the Western District of Michigan is due to expire on July 31, 2023. As required by law, the United States District Court has established a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the Magistrate Judge to a new eight-year term. See Admin. Order No. 22-AP-081 (September 23, 2022).
The duties of a magistrate judge in this Court include the following: (1) conduct most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district judge; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.
Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent Magistrate Judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the Court and should be directed in writing to Ann E. Filkins, Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court, 399 Federal Bldg., 110 Michigan St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022.
THE DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Appellate Judge Colleen O'Brien Receives the Hilda Gage Judicial Excellence Award

Appellate Judge Colleen O'Brien Receives the Hilda Gage Judicial Excellence Award presented by the Michigan Judges Association

By Tom Kirvan 
Legal News
Colleen O’Brien, a judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals for the past seven years, is humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the late Hilda Gage, the renowned state appellate judge who earned a reputation as a trailblazer for women during her 35-year career in the law.

County to Seek Input Before Deciding Use for Opioid Settlement

What does the medical profession advise?  Should the medical and legal professions in Grand Traverse, Leelenau, and Antrim Counties collaborate for proactive solutions?

Click here for the article:   County to Seek Input Before Deciding Use for Opioid Settlement.    

Access and Visitation Program Information

Encourage the FOC to apply for grants: https://www.courts.michigan.gov/administration/offices/office-of-dispute-resolution/AV-Program/

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