Changing of the guard


– Photo by John Meiu

The Wayne County District Judges Association held its annual installation ceremony on May 6 at the Court House Grille in Plymouth. Jim Plakas, judge of the 35th District Court in Plymouth, was honored for his service as president of the organization during the 2015-16 year. He will be succeeded in the role for 2016-17 by Judge David Turfe of the 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights. Pictured are (left to right) Judge Turfe; Ted Metry, judge in the Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court; Dan Palmer, judge of 32-A District Court in Harper Woods; Sean Kavanagh, 16th District Court judge in Livonia; and Judge Plakas.