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Wednesday, November 6 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Annual Meeting of Members: Partnerships with the Court

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This year’s Annual Meeting of Members will provide an in-depth look at how the Michigan courts partner with other justice system leaders, including civil legal aid and public defense. Chief Justice Bridget McCormack of the Michigan Supreme Court will inspire our discussion with her thoughts about courts’ roles in providing access to justice and then facilitate a panel with leaders from Michigan’s Justice for All Project, Elder Justice Abuse Task Force, Expungement Clinics, Problem Solving Courts, and Pretrial/Bail Reform Efforts.

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Angela Tripp

Co-Executive Director, Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services

Rubina Mustafa

Senior Staff Attorney, Detroit Justice Center
Rubina S. Mustafa works as a senior staff attorney with the Legal Services Practice team at the Detroit Justice Center, joining DJC in January 2019. Rubina’s work furthers the mission of DJC to overcoming barriers created by incarceration, chronic poverty, and homelessness. Rubina’s... Read More →

Michael Petoskey

Chief Judge, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Tribal Court
Michael Petoskey has been the Pokagon Band’s chief judge since his appointment in February 2003. He is a citizen of Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians. Judge Petoskey has been a judge for various Michigan Indian tribes since 1986. He has served on the bench in each... Read More →

Michelle Rick

Chief Judge, Pro Tem, Michigan 29th Circuit Court
Judge Michelle Rick is the chief judge pro tem of the 29th Circuit Court (Clinton and Gratiot counties). She presides over family, criminal, and civil cases. Judge Rick is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Detroit School of Law, cum laude. She is a member... Read More →

Nicole Shannon

Systemic Advocacy Attorney, Michigan Advocacy Program
Nicole Shannon is the systemic litigation and advocacy attorney at the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative. Previously, Nicole was the supervising attorney at Legal Services of South Central Michigan’s Lansing office, where she handled foreclosure, consumer, and elder cases for low-income... Read More →

Bridget Mary McCormack

Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack joined the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2013 and became the Chief Justice in January 2019.An NYU Law graduate, Chief Justice McCormack started her legal career in New York City. In 1996, she joined the Yale Law School faculty. She joined the... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm EST
Columbus Ballroom 4th Floor