A2: Judicial Award

Michigan Lawyers Weekly highlights news that the American Judges Association has established the annual Judge Elizabeth Hines Award, recognizing “judges who have made special contributions to reduce domestic violence and establish innovative approaches to achieve that goal.” Hines, who is the first to receive this award, serves on the 15th District Court in Ann Arbor. According to an AJA press release, she handles a specialized court docket of domestic violence cases and “an innovative Street Outreach Court docket emphasizing rehabilitative services for homeless, chronic, nonviolent low-level offenders.” [Source]