Report highlights work of court administrators

The Michigan Supreme Court recently released a report highlighting the efforts of Michigan court administrators, who work with judges and staff to manage  the daily operations of trial courts to ensure accessibility, efficiency and engagement.   

The report, “How Court Administrators Are Opening the Doors of Engagement to Michigan’s Courts,” features 13 court administrators from around the state.

“Working behind the scenes, court administrators  work hard to ensure that courthouse doors are open to all and our customers are treated with dignity and respect,” said Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack, who announced the report during the 2019 Court Managers Conference last month.

“Efficient courts that are engaged with their local communities always have a common denominator — a dedicated and passionate court administrator. And my colleagues and I are especially grateful to court administrators who step up and try new technology to improve service to the public.”

Those featured in the report are:

• Alexandra Black, 52-1 District Court, Novi
• Todd Borders, Saginaw  County Circuit Court, Family Division
• Kevin Bowling, Ottawa County Circuit and Probate Courts
• Zenell Brown, Wayne County Circuit Court
• Emily DeSalvo, 94th District Court, Escanaba
• Kelly Dostal, 84th District Court,  Cadillac
• Daniel Dwyer, Washtenaw County Trial Court
• Linda Lenahan, 57th District Court, Allegan
• Paula McGlown, Saginaw County Circuit Court
• Barbara Menear, Genesee County Circuit Court
• Sandra Vanderhyde, Muskegon County Circuit Court
• David Walsh, 47th District Court, Farmington Hills
• Lynette Ward, 50th District Court, Pontiac