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Hon. Linda S. Hallmark

Oakland County Probate Court
Pontiac, Michigan

Chief judge of the court, Hon. Linda S. Hallmark also serves as a Circuit Court Probate Division judge. She was originally appointed to the Oakland County Probate Court in 1997, and was a past Family Division judge and presiding judge of that division from 2000-2004. Judge Hallmark previously served as a referee for the Oakland County Friend of the Court. She was the longest-serving member of the governor's task force on child abuse and neglect, and is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, the Michigan InterProfessional Association, and the Family Court Forum. Judge Hallmark is past president of the Women Officials' Network and the recipient of the Wonder Woman of 2009 Award. A Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and Oakland Bar Foundation, she has served as chair of the State Bar's Family Law Section Council, president of the Referees Association of Michigan, chair of the Oakland County Bar Association's family law committee, and member of the attorney discipline board and State Bar's representative assembly. Judge Hallmark is a lecturer at the BiAnnual New Judges School and has been a presenter and author for the Michigan Judicial Institute, ICLE, State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Association, and American Bar Association. She is also a contributor to ICLE's "Michigan Family Law Benchbook."

Featured ICLE Contributions:
Handle a Move-Away in a Child Custody Case (How-To Kit)
Handling Child Custody, Child Support, and Parenting Time (Seminar)