Three Oakland County circuit judges are among 20 colleagues from across Michigan whose efforts to help others outside the courtroom are highlighted in a recently-released Michigan Supreme Court report.
Judges Hala Jarbou, Karen McDonald and Michael Warren are among those featured in“Success Stories – Judges in the Community: Giving Back & Making a Difference,” for the time they spend with various local causes and initiatives.
For Jarbou, who has served as circuit judge since 2015, efforts include support for higher learning opportunities and mentoring. McDonald, a family division judge for the past six years, is involved in protecting women and children at risk for becoming victims of domestic violence. Warren is known as a champion of American history and civics, and co-founded Patriot Week with his daughter in 2009.
“We recognize and applaud the dedication and conscientious work that judges across Michigan voluntarily take on to benefit local families and individuals,” said Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman. “By spotlighting their outreach, we hope that others, on and off the bench, will be inspired to make a New Year’s resolution to find ways to give back in their own communities.”
Along with the Oakland County circuit judges, the others featured in the report serve in Macomb, Wayne and other counties in Michigan, as well as district courts throughout the state.
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