Hon. Hala Jarbou

  • Appointed Oakland County Circuit Court Judge, October 2015
  • Assigned to Civil/Criminal Division, 2015-Present
  • Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, April 2010–November 2015
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Oakland County Prosecutor's Office, December 1997–April 2010
  • Member, Michigan Judges Association, 2015-Present
  • Member, Michigan Supreme Court Committee on Model Criminal Jury Instructions, 2016-present
  • Member, Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Judicial Institute Circuit Court & Court of Appeals and District Court Academic Advisory Committee, 2017-Present
  • Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Judicial Institute Benchbook Editorial Advisory Committee, 2018
  • Oakland County Circuit Court, Criminal Assignment Committee, October 2018-Present
  • Oakland County Circuit Court, Adult Treatment Court, Presiding Judge (for Male Participants), October 2016-December 2018
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan, 1997-Present
    • Fellow, State Bar of Michigan Foundation, 2015-Present
    • Member, State Bar of Michigan Character & Fitness Committee (District I), 2017-present
    • Advisor, State Bar of Michigan Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee, 2015-2017
  • Member, Federal Bar Association – Detroit Chapter, 2010-Present
    • Member, Federal Bar Association Executive Board, 2013-2018, 2018-2021
    • Co-Chair, Federal Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee, 2017-Present
    • Co-Chair, Federal Bar Association Criminal Practice Committee, 2012-Present
  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association, 2015-Present
    • Member, Oakland County Bar Foundation, 2015-Present
    • Team Leader, Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court, 2016-2019
  • Member, Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, 2017-Present
  • Member, Chaldean American Ladies of Charity, 2000-Present
  • Member, Women Lawyer's Association of Michigan, 2016-Present
  • Member, Federalist Society, 2011-Present
  • Hearing Panelist, Attorney Discipline Board, 2013-November 2015
  • Instructor, The National Advocacy Center, 2012-2015
  • Instructor, Oakland Police Academy, 2001-2008
  • Associate Professor, Paralegal Program, Oakland University, April–July 2005
  • Past Member: The Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council; The University of Michigan School of Management Board of Governors; Chaldean American Bar Association
  • Recipient: Chaldean American Bar Association's Pillar of Justice Award (6/13/18); 2018 International Women's Day Honoree, ATA National Title Group, LLC (3/8/18)
  • Graduate, Wayne State University Law School (Juris Doctor) and The University of Michigan, with High Distinction (Bachelor of Business Administration)

COVID-19 Court Protocols

COVID PROTOCOLS for Judge Jarbou will continue in effect until further notice.  However, if the Governor, Legislature, or the Supreme Court issue an order requiring an extension of existing shelter at home requirements, these protocols will continue until such an extension terminates.

During the duration of this order, the court will not conduct in-court, personal, proceedings. The COVID-19 Court Protocols takes precedent over the below protocol.



In order to better serve the attorneys and litigants appearing in Judge Jarbou's courtroom, we have adopted the following protocols.  Please advise your clients and staff so that there are no misunderstandings.