The judicial investiture ceremony for Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Anica Letica (center) took place Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Laurel Manor in Livonia. A resident of Plymouth, Letica was appointed to the appellate bench by Governor Rick Snyder in June, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Michael Talbot. Letica has been with the Michigan Department of Attorney General since 2009 where she handled appellate matters for the Criminal Division and for local prosecutors across the state. Prior to that, she worked in the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office after starting her career as a law clerk at the Michigan Court of Appeals.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1982 and received her law degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1985. Pictured with retired Court of Appeals Judge Henry Saad (left) and Court of Appeals Chief Judge Christopher Murray, Letica must seek election in 2020 for a six-year term. Among the featured speakers at the investiture were Chief Judge Murray, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement, and retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice Maura Corrigan.

– Photo by John Meiu