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Region 5

Liaison: Judge Phyllis McMillen

Phyllis McMillen was appointed Judge of the State of Michigan 6th Circuit Court in August of 2010.  Prior to serving on the Circuit Court, she was a Judge of the 51st District Court in Waterford, Michigan for over fifteen years.  She is currently the chair of the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Training Conference, the past President of the Michigan District Judges Association and the Oakland County District Judges Association.  In 2005, she received a Special Recognition Award from the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy for her pioneering work in the creation of Sobriety Court as an alternative for handling drug and alcohol related offenses. She was one of the organizers of the Waterford Coalition for Youth, a community coalition targeting issues of substance abuse and violence, and is a lecturer, contributing author and faculty member for various state and national organizations.  Judge McMillen serves on various executive and advisory boards, including the Oakland County Community Corrections Advisory Board. She is a 1974 graduate of Michigan State University, a 1977 graduate of the University of Detroit School of Law and formerly a member of the law firm Schmidt, Isgrigg and McMillen.