Honorable Linda S. Hallmark
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Honorable Linda S. Hallmark

Honorable Linda S. HallmarkChief Probate Judge

  • Chief Probate Judge 2000-2004; 2011-2013; 2016-Present
  • Presiding Judge, Circuit Court Family Division, 2000-2004
  • Appointed to Oakland County Probate Court by the Governor – 1997
  • Elected in 1998, Re-elected 2000; 2006; 2012
  • Assigned to Oakland County Probate Court, 1998-Present and Circuit Court Family Division, 1998-2016
  • Oakland County Circuit Court Referee, 1980-1997
  • Private Practice - May & May PC 1977-1980
  • Member:  State Bar of Michigan, Federal Bar Association, Admitted to United States Supreme Court Bar, United States District Court – Eastern Division, Oakland County Bar Association, Michigan Inter Professional Association, State Bar Association Fellows, Oakland County Bar Association Fellows, Michigan Probate Judges Association, Women Lawyers Association, Women Officials Network
  • Past President: Michigan Family Court Forum, Judges Culinary Challenge Board of Directors, Southeast Michigan Probate Judges Association, Referees Association of Michigan
  • Past Chair: State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section, Oakland County Bar Association Family Law Committee
  • Past Member: Michigan Supreme Court Criminal Court Rules Committee, Oakland County Bar Association Inn of Court, State Bar Representative Assembly
  • Past Hearing Panelist: Attorney Grievance Commission
  • Longest serving member of the Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.  Appointed by Governor Engler, Governor Granholm, and Governor Snyder
  • Instructor for Michigan Judicial Institute New Judges School, 2000-Present
  • Presenter and Author for  Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Michigan Judicial Institute, Oakland County Bar Association, Michigan Judges Association, Michigan Probate Judges Association, State Bar of Michigan, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Bar Association
  • 2017 Probate Chairperson for the Oakland County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference
  • Awards Recognition:  Recipient of Women Official's Network Wonder Woman Award, John N. O'Brien Award, Eugene A. Moore Champion of Justice Award, Lady Justice Recognition, Women's Lawyers Association Distinguished Jurist
  • Juris Doctor- Wayne State University Law School
  • Bachelor of Science- Michigan State University Magna Cum Laude

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