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Federal court names  new magistrate judges


Chief Judge Denise Page Hood announced this week that the United States District Court has selected Kimberly G. Altman and Curtis Ivy, Jr. for appointment as Magistrate Judges for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Altman, a resident of Rochester Hills, obtained her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. She is currently a career law clerk for Senior Judge Avern Cohn. Upon successful completion of a background investigation, Altman will sit in Detroit, where she will fill the magistrate judge vacancy created by the retirement of Magistrate Judge Mona K. Majzoub.

Ivy, a resident of Montgomery, Ala., obtained his undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is currently Senior Litigation Counsel for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama. Upon successful completion of a background investigation, Ivy will sit in Flint, where he will fill the magistrate judge vacancy created by the elevation to Article III judgeship by Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis.

Altman was one of five persons recommended by a court-appointed Merit Selection Panel from among more than 150 applicants. The Panel members included Chair Alex L. Parrish, and attorneys Jeffrey G. Collins, David F. DuMouchel, Elizabeth L. Jacobs, Peter M. Kellett, Robert F. Kinney, III, Saima Mohsin, Francisco Villarruel, Natasha Webster and Rita White, as well as non-attorneys Phil Schloop, Linda Spight, and Dr. Patricia Wilkerson-Uddyback.

Ivy was one of five persons recommended by a separate court-appointed Merit Selection Panel from among more than 150 applicants. The Panel members included Chair Edward H. Pappas, and attorneys Audrey Forbush, George A. Googasian, Charles A. Grossman, David A. Koelzer, Jessica R. Mainprize-Hajek, Michael P. Manley, Michael Martin, Christopher McGrath, Glenn M. Simmington and Trachelle White, as well as non-attorneys Reta Stanley and Cliff Turner.

Altman and Ivy’s names have been forwarded to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in Washington, D.C. which will initiate the required background investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service. Upon the successful completion of those investigations, they will be sworn in as magistrate judges.

 

Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan - 2021 Juvenile Attorney Assignment Application


The attorney application process for the 2021 Assigned Counsel Eligibility List at the Lincoln Hall of Justice has begun.

The deadline for submission of applications is 10/31/2020.  Attorneys currently on the list must reapply.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

You can access the application from the Family Juvenile page at 3rdcc.org. Select the menu option entitled "Attorney Assignment Application (Deadline: October 31, 2020)" under Divisions/Family Juvenile.