Justice Bridget Mary McCormack joined the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2013. Before her election to the Court in November 2012, she was a law professor and dean at the University of Michigan Law School. Since joining the Court, Justice McCormack continues to teach at the Law School. Justice McCormack currently chairs the Supreme Court’s Limited English Proficiency Implementation Advisory Committee and participates with a number of professional organizations including the American Bar Association Access to Justice committee, the American Bar Association Litigation Journal’s Board of Editors, the American Bar Association Working Group on Pro Bono and Public Service, the advisory board of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts, the judicial elections committee of the National Association of Women Judges, the advisory board of the Michigan Civil Rights Academy, and serves as a board member of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. In 2013, Justice McCormack was elected to The American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. In 2014, Justice McCormack was appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology to a newly-created National Commission on Forensic Science. Justice McCormack is currently a partner at Latham and Watkins, and on leave from the University of Michigan Law School.
Justice McCormack discusses the benefits to judges using social media including communicating with other judges across the state and effectively sharing information with the public.
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