Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Some candidates for appointment will be selected for interviews pursuant to guidelines set by the Michigan Constitution and the State Bar's Judicial Qualifications Committee. Please note that an applicant must live in the vacant judicial district (defined in PA 236 of 1961) to be appointed. Also, the State Bar's Judicial Qualifications Committee will be conducting reference checks which include contacting judges and opposing counsel from an applicant's last five cases. The Qualifications Committee would like to advise candidates to be prepared for questions related to personal financial issues, disciplinary actions, potential conflicts of interest or any other issues that the Committee believes to be relevant to qualifications to sit as a judge.