High court reappoints two Oakland judges

Two Oakland County judges were recently reappointed to two-year terms for their benches by the Michigan Supreme Court.

Hon. Nanci J. Grant was reappointed chief judge of the circuit court in for a two-year term effective Jan. 1, 2012, as her first term as chief judge nears an end. She was the youngest woman ever elected to a Michigan circuit court when she won the circuit bench in 1996.

Grant was president of the Michigan Judges Association in 2006, and is vice chair of the Judicial Tenure Commission.

Also, Hon. Linda Hallmark was given another term as chief judge for the Oakland Probate Court, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

First appointed to the probate bench in December 1997, she was named chief judge of the probate court in 2000 and served two consecutive two-year terms. She also was presiding judge of the circuit court’s family division from 2000-04.

Hallmark serves on the executive committee of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, in addition to the executive board of Michigan Inter-Professional Association and the Michigan Family Court Forum.

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