What the Judge’s Staff Wishes Every Lawyer Knew

Vol. 16 No. 7


Allison J. Lavoie is the law clerk for the Honorable Michael Warren of the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan. She can be contacted at lavoiea@oakgov.com. Victoria B. King is the judicial staff attorney for the Honorable Leo Bowman of the Oakland County Circuit Court. She can be contacted at kingv@oakgov.com.

Most young lawyers will interact with the judge’s staff in some way or another—filing pleadings, making courtroom appearances, or contacting the judge’s chambers. While all courtrooms and judges are different, here are some important things that every new lawyer should know. Some of these tips may seem rather basic, but they are often overlooked.

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