This week, Justice Bridget McCormack was elected by her colleagues to serve a two-year term as Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. She is the sixth woman in Michigan history to serve as Chief Justice. This also marks the first time in state history that the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Chief Justice are all women. Prior to her election to the court in 2012 she was a law professor and dean at the University of Michigan Law School.
The new Chief Justice highlighted several key initiatives that she believes will help Michigan courts be more accessible, engaged, independent, and efficient:
Chief Justice McCormack also announced that Justice David Viviano will serve as Chief Justice Pro Tem. In this newly-created post, he will focus on court technology and administrative reforms with the goal of improving service and responsiveness to the public.
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