MSC announces state bar, court reporting appointments

Attorney Colleen A. Pero of Laingsburg has been appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve as a commissioner-at-large on the State Bar of Michigan’s Board of Commissioners. Her three-year term begins immediately.

Pero is vice-president of Pero Consulting, Inc., a public affairs consulting firm. A former vice-chair of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Pero served as Special Counsel and Director of State Affairs for Governor John Engler.

The Board of Commissioners is one of two governing bodies of the State Bar of Michigan, the other being the Representative Assembly. The Board of Commissioners oversees the State Bar’s operations, including finances, public policy, member services, and strategic planning.

Bonnie L. Rozema of Byron Center, Michigan has been appointed to the Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review by the Michigan Supreme Court. She will serve a partial term that will expire on March 31, 2013.

Rozema, who has served as a freelance court recorder since 1995, has been a recorder of grand jury proceedings in both state and federal court. She is a certified electronic recorder and has been certified as a legal video specialist by the National Court Reporters Association.

The Board of Review tests and certifies court reporters and recorders, and publishes guidelines for their work. The board also handles complaints against court reporters and recorders.

Information from the Michigan Supreme Court.

MSC makes appointments to court reporting, child support groups

The Michigan Supreme Court has made three appointments to the Michigan Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review:

  • Diane C. Pelts of Alger, Freelance Court Reporter, was appointed to serve the remainder of a term beginning April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2013.
  • Sylvia Stratton of Caledonia, Official Court Recorder, 17th Circuit Court, Kent County, was appointed to serve the remainder of a term from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011.
  • Hon. Michael Talbot, Michigan Court of Appeals, Detroit, was reappointed to serve a first full term from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2014.

The Board of Review tests and certifies court reporters and recorders, and also publishes guidelines for their work. In addition, the board handles complaints against court reporters and recorders.

The MSC has also announced two reappointments to the Child Support Leadership Council:

  • Jeffrey S. Albaugh, past president of the Friend of the Court Association of Michigan, was reappointed to a term expiring on April 11, 2012. Albaugh, who is the Calhoun County Friend of the Court, is also reappointed to serve as the council’s co-chair until January 31, 2011.
  • John Lazet of Mason, chief of staff for state Senator Alan Cropsey, was reappointed to a term expiring on April 11, 2012.

The council advises the Court and the governor on child support issues.

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