Probate judges like Lipton

The Michigan Probate Judges Association has honored state Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton as the group’s Legislator of the Year.

Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton

Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton

The MPJA recognized Lipton’s legislative efforts on behalf of children and the mentally ill.

Susan L. Dobrich, chief judge of the Cass County Probate Court and MPJA president, says:

[A] bill that she introduced earlier this year, HB 6046, would make it easier for courts to order treatment for mentally ill persons before they harm themselves or others. This is the kind of proactive approach we need.

Lipton, a freshman legislator, represents the 27th House District, which includes Berkley, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods and part of Oak Park in Oakland County.

She is vice-chair of the House Judiciary Committee and also serves on the House’s Energy & Technology, Tax Policy, and Insurance committees.

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