Grant elected as new chair of Judicial Tenure Commission


 Oakland County Circuit Court Chief Judge Nanci Grant was unanimously elected as chairperson of the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC) during its February meeting.

Grant was elected to the bench in 1996 and was elected in 2007 to the JTC by the state’s circuit court judges as their representative.  
Commenting on her new position as chairperson of JTC, Grant said, “I am grateful to be a part of this very important commission.  As judges, we must all strive to do our best for the people that come before us and remember that it is the public whom we serve.”
Grant is also a past president of the Michigan Judges Association, is a past recipient of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Professionalism Award, was named a “Leader in the Law” for 2012 as well as many other accolades.  She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School.
The JTC is an independent state commission established in 1968 by amendment to the Michigan Constitution.  It investigates allegations of judicial misconduct and disability, conducts hearings as appropriate and recommends sanctions to the Michigan Supreme Court.  The JTC’s objective is to enforce high standards of conduct for judges, preserve the integrity of the judiciary and to protect the public.  
The JTC is composed of nine members.  Four are judges elected by their respective judicial associations, one is a judge elected by members of the State Bar of Michigan, two are attorneys elected by the members of the State Bar of Michigan and two are lay persons appointed by the governor.