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  • Appointed Circuit Judge, March 1997; assigned to Family Division, 1998-present
  • Chief Circuit Judge, April 2001-December 2003; Chief Judge Pro Tempore, 2000-March 2001; Presiding Judge-Family Division, January 2009; Presiding Judge, Adult Treatment Court, 2002 - present
  • Probate Judge, January 1989-March 1997; Chief Judge, 1994-1997
  • Chief Judge 52nd District Court, 1996-1997
  • Recipient: Oakland County Bar Association Distinguished Service Award; Women's Survival Center Wonder Woman Award; John N. O'Brien Leadership Award; Congressional Coalition on Adoption 2000 "Angel in Adoption" Award; HAVEN'S Sustained Community Leadership Award; Parents of Murdered Children Metro Detroit Chapter's Judicial Advocate Award; Honored by the Oakland County Women's Bar Association; Common Ground Legal Services, Family Law Assistance Project of Lakeshore Legal Aid, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School 2009 Champion for Justice Award
  • Chair, Michigan Judges Association's Domestic Relations Committee, 2009 - present
  • President, Women Officials Network, 2008 - 2010
  • Trustee, Michigan Opera Theatre
  • Member: Oakland County Bar Association, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Michigan Judges Association, Michigan Supreme Court’s Permanency Options Workgroup, Michigan Supreme Court’s Race Equity Coalition
  • The Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County has named its Foster Parent of the Year Award after Judge Young

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     Honorable Joan E. Young