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October 2020 Keynote Speakers

Chief Justice Michigan Supreme Court

Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, a New York University Law School graduate, joined the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2013 and became Chief Justice in January 2019. Before her election to the Court in November 2012, she was a law professor and dean at the University of Michigan Law School, where she continues to teach.

Chief Justice McCormack’s legal career demonstrates her commitment to Access for All. At Michigan Law, she created a Domestic Violence Clinic, a Pediatric Health Advocacy Clinic, a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, and a Juvenile Justice Clinic. She co-founded the Michigan Innocence Clinic.


As the Chief Justice, McCormack has promoted statewide initiatives devoted to improving the courts’ service to the public and, in particular, to delivering on a promise that courts are independent, accessible, engaged with their communities, and efficient.


October 2020 Speakers