“Our mission is to seek the eradication of race and class bias from all aspects of the judicial process, to promote the continuing judicial education of its members, to improve public confidence in our courts, and to advocate for the appointment of Judges of color to all courts throughout the state.”

ABJM History

The history of black judges in Michigan arises from an occasion in 1890 when justice was being swept aside throughout the nation and in the state of Michigan by the swirling crosswinds of the doctrine of “separate but equal”

ABJM Membership

ABJM Leadership

“As judges we must remain humble and we must be ever mindful: “to hear the small as well as the great, and be not afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s”-Deuteronomy chapter 1: verses 16, and 17.

From The President of ABJM...

My name is Kameshia D. Gant and it is an honor and a privilege to be the President of the Association of Black Judges of Michigan (ABJM) for the 2022-23 year. I am a Circuit Court Judge at the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, located in the City of Pontiac in Oakland County, Michigan. I have served in this capacity since May 17, 2019. Since taking the bench and becoming a member of ABJM, I have been an active and proud member of this organization.

Our membership is comprised of over 100 African American Judges in the State of Michigan.