Sixteen MSU Law grads to take up positions with judges and courts

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Pictured  are nine of the 16 MSU?Law grads who will undertake positions with judges and courts this  year. (l-r): Autumn Gear, Herman Hofman, Brian Anhalt, Kelly Herrmann, Leah Jurss, Josh LaBar, Joni Roach, Wes Margeson, Frank Dame.

Photo courtesy of MSU?Law

Sixteen MSU Law graduates will undertake positions with judges and courts in 2016, in places as near as Lansing and as far away as South Dakota.

“We’re thrilled to see so many students walk out of this building with their next big step ahead of them,” said Beth Wickwire, Interim Assistant Dean for Career Development.

“Clerkships are a prestigious opportunity for young lawyers to develop skills that they will use for the rest of their careers. They will work closely with judges and examine complex questions of law every day.”
Law clerks assist judges in a variety of ways, including researching statutory and case law, drafting opinions and orders, and keeping notes on courtroom proceedings.

Judicial clerkships are a competitive class of employment, often with rigorous application requirements. New lawyers who complete judicial clerkships are highly sought after by private and public sector employers due to the unique skills and insight the clerks acquire from their time with the courts.

Below is the complete list of new graduates who will undertake judicial clerkships beginning in fall 2016.

Federal District Courts

• Frankie Dame:  Judge Bernard Friedman, Eastern District Michigan

• Herman Hofman:  Judge Robert Jonker, Western District Michigan

• Kelly Herrmann: Judge Karen Schreier, District of South Dakota

• Leah Jurss: Judge Roberto Lange, District of South Dakota

State Supreme Court

• Brian Anhalt: Justice David Viviano, Michigan Supreme Court

State Intermediate Appellate Courts

• Autumn Gear:?Judge Peter Reyes, Minnesota Court of Appeals

• Elizabeth Kingston:?Research Division, Michigan Court of Appeals (Grand Rapids)

• Joni Roach: Research Division, Michigan Court of Appeals (Grand Rapids)

• Ken Laskowski:?Research Division, Michigan Court of Appeals (Grand Rapids)

• Josh Labar: Research Division, Michigan Court of Appeals (Detroit)

• Sean Soard: Research Division, Michigan Court of Appeals (Lansing)

• Wes Margeson:Research Division, Michigan Court of Appeals (Lansing)

State Trial Courts

• Stephen Foucrier: Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, Ingham County Circuit Court

• Aaron Levin:  Judge John Maurer, Eaton County Circuit Court

• Ann Puluka:? Court of Common Pleas, Clarion County, Pennsylvania

•- Kathleen Sieber: Thirteenth Circuit Court, Greenville, South Carolina
 

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