Stories indexed with the term ‘Michigan Bar Association’

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Judge Donald Shelton administers oath to new members of the State Bar of Michigan. He observes that he never took the Michigan Bar exam himself – as he was admitted by reciprocity with Illinois. Notes that Michigan’s oath is possibly the longest of any state. Sponsoring one new member was Nader Nassif, who’s also a member of the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority board.

Applicants Line Up for 15th District Judgeship

In phone interviews with The Ann Arbor Chronicle, local attorney Tom Bourque, assistant Washtenaw County prosecutor Eric Gutenberg and district court magistrate Colleen Currie all confirmed that they have met the Dec. 9 deadline to apply for appointment as a judge in the 15th District Court. That is not necessarily an exhaustive list.

They’re applying to fill a vacancy left by Julie Creal, who recently resigned from the bench, citing health reasons. With the vacancy left by Creal, the two judges for the 15th District Court are Chris Easthope and Elizabeth Hines. The district court serves Ann Arbor and handles all civil claims up to $25,000, including small claims, landlord-tenant disputes, land contract disputes, and civil infractions.

Bourque is partner in the … [Full Story]