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HONORABLE HARVEY J. HOFFMAN

 

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Judge Hoffman is a graduate of Western Michigan University as well as Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he graduated Cum Laude. Prior to taking the bench in 1997, he was an attorney in private practice for 16 years.  He serves as the Presiding Judge in District Court.

 

During his time on the bench, he began a DWI court in 1997-present. He has been active in the drug court movement as past President of the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals (MADCP): 1999-2002; past Member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Congress: 1998-2002; past Member NADCP Board of Directors: 2004-08; past Executive Committee Member of NADCP Board of Directors: 2007-08; past Chairman NADCP DWI Committee: 2004-08; NADCP Senior Judicial Fellow for DWI Courts: 2008-present; Member Traffic Injury Research Foundation National Working Group: 2005-present; Faculty National Drug Court Institute: 1999-present.

 

Accolades he has received, include: 2001 Michigan Judge of the Year (Michigan District Judges Association); 2003 William G. Schma Award (MADCP); 2003 Leadership Award (Congress of State Drug Courts); 2004 President's Special Recognition Award (Executive Office of the President); 2007 National President's Award for Criminal Justice (Mothers Against Drunk Driving); 2008 Distinguished Service Award (National Committee for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency); 2008 Distinguished Board Service Award (NADCP). He also serves as the longest serving DWI Court Judge in America. In addition, he was the primary author of both the Michigan Drug Treatment Court statute and the Michigan DWI Court/Restricted License Interlock Legislation.

 

 

HONORABLE JULIE H. REINCKE

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Judge Reincke is a graduate of Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa with a degree in English and a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School where she graduated summa cum laude. She was initially appointed to the bench by Governor Granholm. She won re-election later that same year. Prior to taking the bench in January, 2006, she was an attorney in private practice with her office in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, practicing primarily in the areas of family law and estate planning. She has also been a high school English teacher and an adjunct professor at Michigan State University and Thomas Cooley Law School

 

During her time on the bench, Judge Reincke has initiated a domestic violence court for her county and has participated in the existing OWI/drug court. Judge Reincke also has a separate mental health speciality docket. She serves on the Michigan District Judge's Association (MDJA) Legislative Committee; as well as is a Mentor in the MSU's Extension program ~ STOMP. While in private practice, she served on the board of directors for the Collaborative Law Institute of Michigan and was active in the Ingham and Eaton County Bar Associations.

 

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