MSC appoints two to civil jury instruction committee

The Michigan Supreme Court appointed three attorneys to the Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions. They are Hillsdale Circuit Court Judge Michael R. Smith and Grand Blanc attorney Thomas W. Waun of Waun & Parillo PLLC

Smith will replace Wayne Circuit Judge Brian R. Sullivan, while Waun will replace Church Wyble PC attorney David S. Mittleman on the committee.

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MSC names a dozen new chief judges in district and circuit courts

The Michigan Supreme Court has appointed 12 chief judges for various district and circuit courts around the state.

All appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2009 and expire on Dec. 31.

The appointments are listed below. Click the judges’ names to see a copy of the supreme court’s appointment order.

Honorable William W. Carmody – 11th Judicial Circuit Court

Honorable Brent A. Weigle – 3A Judicial District Court

Honorable Patrick W. O’Grady – 15th Judicial Circuit Court

Honorable Stacey A. Rentfrow – 4th Judicial District Court

Honorable Gregory S. Ross – 73A Judicial District Court

Honorable Joshua M. Farrell – 80th Judicial District Court

Honorable Christopher S. Ninomiya – 95B Judicial District Court

Honorable Elizabeth L. Church – 91st Judicial District Court

Honorable Maria I. Barton – 89th Judicial District Court

Honorable Mark A. Wisti – 97th Judicial District Court

Honorable Michael G. Mack – 26th Judicial Circuit Court

Honorable Stewart D. McDonald – 65B Judicial District Court