2020 KCDP endorsee – BRIDGET MARY McCORMACK

Michigan Supreme Court

2020 KCDP endorsee – Bridget Mary McCormick

Before her election in 2012, Chief Justice McCormack was a professor and associate dean at the University of Michigan law school, where she taught criminal law and legal ethics.  She continues to teach at UofM and is on the board of the Washtenaw County Families Against Narcotics, where she collaborates with medical professionals and other community leaders to find innovative ways to address the opioid crisis.  Justice McCormack is committed to justice for all of the people of Michigan, ensuring that the Michigan Supreme Court is independent from political pressure.  In addition to presiding over the Supreme Court, McCormack has served on the Justice for All Taskforce, the governor’s Jail and Pretrial Taskforce (co-chair), Michigan’s Problem Solving Courts (including drug, alcohol, mental health and Veterans treatment courts that connect people to services and agencies that can help them address the underlying issues that led to their court involvement), and providing technology innovations to courts throughout Michigan. For example, in 17 counties the court has introduced online dispute resolution in some types of cases, and the public can now watch the Michigan Supreme Court’s oral arguments in real-time or on the Court’s You-Tube channel.