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Berry to preside over newly created docket in Civil Division

Judge Annette Jurkiewicz Berry will serve in the Civil Division of the Third Judicial Circuit Court and preside over a newly created docket. 

 Berry was elected to the Third Judicial Circuit Court in November 2000 and served 12 years in the court’s Criminal Division. In November 2012, Berry was elected to serve a third term.  Berry is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received her Juris Doctorate from the Michigan State University Law School, formerly the Detroit College of Law
She began her legal career as an assistant attorney general. During her career with the Department of Attorney General, Berry served as legal counsel for the Department of Licensing and Regulation, Department of Education, Department of Consumer and Industry Affairs/Insurance and Banking Division, and the Department of Secretary of State. 
Berry served as president of the Michigan Judges Association in 2011 and continues to serve as a member of the MJA Executive Board.  In addition, she serves on the Michigan Judicial Conference, State Bar of Michigan; Committee member on the State Bar of Michigan Jury Instructions, Standard Criminal Committee; Ethics Committee member, State Bar of Michigan, and as a ABA Delegate. Berry currently serves on Michigan Court Forms Committee, State Court Administrators Office (SCAO).  She is the former Chair of the Michigan Court Forms Committee, Circuit and District Section, State Court Administrators Office (SCAO). 

Berry is an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She also served as Adjunct Professor at the Ave Maria School of Law, Naples Florida.  

The judge’s new contact information is 1807 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226-3413. Her court phone number is (313) 224-4679.

Judge Marlinga to be featured speaker at  PALS general meeting

The Polish American Legal Society (PALS) is conducting its first general meeting of 2013 on Wednesday, Jan. 23, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Polish Village Cafe, 2990 Yemans Avenue in Hamtramck.

The featured speaker will be Macomb County Probate Court Judge Carl J. Marlinga. A graduate of University of Michigan Law School and a former assistant United States Attorney, Marlinga was Macomb County Prosecutor from 1985-2004. He has worked as an adjunct professor for the Wayne State University criminal justice department, teaching Constitutional Criminal Procedure and the American Court System.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the PALS and or attending the meeting may contact Mary Ann Kozlowski at (248) 647-9779.


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