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Voting ends June 15 in State Bar of Michigan election

Voting ends in the State Bar of Michigan election at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 15. The election includes contested races in the Judicial Tenure Commission and in Board of Commissioners districts H and I.  

All voting is conducted online. Michigan attorneys were emailed with a link to their ballot. The email is sent from sbmelection@electionservicescorp.com with the subject “Vote Now in the 2023 State Bar of Michigan Election—E-Ballot enclosed.” Members should not forward the email as it is personal ballot information. 

Those who did not receive a ballot should check their spam folder and make sure they are checking the email account currently on file with the State Bar of Michigan. Members can review their information at michbar.org/MemberArea.

The voting site is secure and offers the same level of privacy and anonymity as voting by mail.

Anyone with questions may contact Marge Bossenbery at mbossenbery@michbar.org or 517-346-6327, or Carrie Sharlow at csharlow@michbar.org or 517-346-6317.


Senators introduce judicial nominee DeClercq in Senate committee hearing

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today introduced Susan DeClercq to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing considering her nomination to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. DeClercq was nominated by President Biden on May 3.

In his introduction, Peters said, “Susan DeClercq is an accomplished legal professional with the experience, the qualifications, and temperament necessary for this role. From her extensive civil rights work, to representing businesses in high-stakes investigations, to defending the U.S. government against litigation brought against it… Susan would not just be an exemplary model for our state, she would also be Michigan’s first federal judge of East Asian descent.”

DeClercq has been director and counsel of Special Investigations at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn since 2022. She previously served as an assistant U.S attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2004 to 2022, where she had several leadership roles, including serving as chief of the Civil Division.  She worked for Skadden, Arps, Slate, and Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C. as a litigation associate from 2001 to 2004. From 1999 to 2001, she served as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Avern Cohn, Eastern District of Michigan. 

DeClercq received her law degree from Wayne State University School of Law in 1999 and her B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1995.

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