Kengis replaces Bakker as 48th Circuit Court chief judge

ALLEGAN — Choose Roberts Kengis took around supervision of the 48th Circuit Court docket on

ALLEGAN — Choose Roberts Kengis took around supervision of the 48th Circuit Court docket on Jan. 1 as main decide after he was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Courtroom to switch Choose Margaret Zuzich Bakker in the purpose.

Bakker, who remains on the 48th Circuit Courtroom bench, turned Allegan County’s initial female circuit courtroom judge when she received election to the placement in 2010. Bakker was promptly appointed chief judge and served 11 a long time as chief decide.

The main decide holds “administrative superintending ability and manage around the judges of the court and all court staff, including the friend of the courtroom,” according to Michigan Courtroom Rule, managing staffing, caseload, court docket funds, building county clerk and prosecutor’s place of work appointments and managing assignment and reassignment of scenarios.