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Hon. Linda S. Hallmark

Oakland County Probate Court
Pontiac, Michigan


Hon. Linda S. Hallmark is chief judge of the court. From 1998 to 2017 she served in the Oakland County Family Division; she was presiding judge of that division from 2000 to 2004. Judge Hallmark was originally appointed to the court in 1997 after previously serving 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 recipient of the Wonder Woman of 2009 Award. A fellow of the Michigan State Bar and Oakland Bar foundations, she has served as chair of the State Bar’s Family Law Section, 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 is a frequent presenter for the Michigan Judicial Institute, ICLE, State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Association and American Bar Association. Judge Hallmark has also authored articles on both probate and family law topics.

Featured ICLE Contributions:
Handle a Move-Away in a Child Custody Case (How-To Kit)
Family Law Institute, 16th Annual (Seminar)
Handling Child Custody, Child Support, and Parenting Time (Seminar)
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