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During the Michigan Supreme Court Judicial Conference in Grand Rapids several ABJM members gathered for dinner at 40 Acres Soul Kitchen which is owned by the family of Judge Angela Ross. To learn more about the restaurant visit If you have pictures from the conference you would like to share on this website please send them to our webmaster Judge Lillard

Michigan Supreme Court Grants our request for an independent audit of the JTC

2023-06-14 CJ Clement Ltr to NAACP re Request for Audit of JTC

ABJM Partners with the Michigan Judges Association & the Michigan Probate Judges Association in objection to the Amendments to the Michigan Court Rules sought by the Judicial Tenure Commission

The ABJM Ethics Committee worked in partnership with the leadership of the leadership of the Michigan Judges and Probate Judges Associations to draft a joint objection to the proposed court rules modifications regarding confidentiality being sought by the Judicial Tenure Commission. We hope that this is the start of a continued partnership between ABJM and the other judicial organizations that will lead to much needed reform and improvements the JTC process.

*MDJA declined to participate in the joint objection.

Click the link below to read the joint objection that was filed

3.31.2023 Proposed Amendments to Michigan Court Rules_.docx

ABJM also partnered with the Michigan Judges Association, Michigan Probate Judges Association and the Michigan District Court Judges Association to respond to the proposed amendments to the court rules regarding pronouns. Click the link below to see the joint response that was filed.

Joint position letter2

ACLU & NAACP Join ABJM in Our Request to the Michigan Supreme Court for an Independent Audit of the Judicial Tenure Commission

Click the links below to review ACLU of Michigan’s and NAACP Detroit Branch’s letters to the Michigan Supreme Court.

ACLU_Letter_to_MSC.pdf (

NAACPLetter_to_Elizabeth_Clement_042523.pdf (

MSC_letter_final_version_March_27.pdf (

MSC_stats.pdf (

2023 Worship Service

In case you missed the worship service or just want to reexperience it click on the link below to watch the recording of the livestream on the Empowerment Church YouTube channel

Historical Committee Report for September 2022 meeting

Date: August 30, 2022

  1. ABJM held Inaugural Retreat in Historic Idlewild , Michigan from July 22- July 24, 2022.
  2. A group photo of retreat participants was taken by Judge Terrance A. Keith. Judges in the photo will be identified for historic preservation. Click here to read the full report. Download the full ABJM 2022 Retreat program here

If you would like to see more of the wonderful photos taken by Judge Keith Click on the Link Below

Hosted by Judge Sean Perkins (36th DC)
Saturday, September 16th
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

19480 Burlington Drive
Detroit, MI 48203

Judge Perkins said “just bring your appetite.”

Upcoming Events & Other News You Can Use

Thank you, Hon. Cynthia Diane Stephens (ret’d), for sharing the following article on race and attorney discipline.

Thank you, Hon. Qiana D. Lillard, for sharing the following article on judicial security.

Click Below to Read President Judge Bell’s July 19th letter to the membership

2022-2023 Meeting Dates

ABJM September Meeting 

Tuesday, September 5th at 5:30 p.m.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS (5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.):
SEPTEMBER 5, 2023- Presentation by SCAO Admin. Boyd at 6:00 p.m.
OCTOBER 3, 2023
NOVEMBER 7, 2023
DECEMBER 5, 2023
JANUARY 2, 2024
MARCH 5, 2024
APRIL 2, 2024
MAY 7, 2024-Annual Meeting