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Ottawa County judge named to state Judicial Tenure Commission

Tribune Staff • Sep 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Ottawa County Circuit Judge Jon Hulsing will represent circuit court judges from across the state as the newest member of the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission.

Hulsing will begin his three-year term Jan. 1, 2019. He was appointed to the position by Lynn A. Helland, the commission’s executive director and general counsel.

The Judicial Tenure Commission is an independent state agency and is responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct and incapacity, and for recommending discipline of judges by the Michigan Supreme Court. Its jurisdiction, defined by the Michigan Court Rules, includes all active judicial officers. The Michigan Constitution was amended to establish the commission in 1968.

Hulsing began serving as a judge for the Ottawa County Circuit Court in April 2006. He has since been elected twice for six-year terms.

Before his judicial appointment, Hulsing served as an assistant prosecutor for Ottawa County, along with several years in private practice. In 2004, he was recognized as Prosecutor of the Year by the Michigan Arson Prevention Committee. He graduated summa cum laude while earning a Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and magna cum laude while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grand Valley State University.

Hulsing currently presides over felony criminal and civil cases and was previously assigned to the Family Division.

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