Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack explains how Michigan’s tribal , state , and federal courts have created a unique partnership regarding tribal children and families—drawing on their shared goals of ensuring the proper administration of justice within their jurisdictions, resolving disputes in a manner that will be respected and enforced across jurisdictional lines, and serving the children, families, and communities whose welfare depends on them. The Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum’s three yearly meetings are structured to encourage awareness and understanding that allows tribal and state court judges whose jurisdictions overlap to form relationships that make docket collaboration productive and efficient.
Read Justice McCormack’s article from The Judges’ Journal, Vol. 55, No. 4, at the American Bar Association’s website.