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.