The name of another Indian judge has been included in the list of judges of US President Joe Biden. The President has nominated Shalina D Kumar as the Federal Judge of Michigan. Shalina is not only the first Indian to become a federal judge of Michigan, but she is also the first Asian to reach this position.
The White House informed that Shalina has a good knowledge of both civil and criminal matters. Shalina D Kumar has been serving on the Oakland County Sixth Circuit Court in the Eastern District of Michigan since 2007. He was appointed Chief Justice of the same court by the Michigan Supreme Court in 2018.
Judge’s experience since 2007
The White House said that Shalina had experience in both civil and criminal cases while serving as Chief Justice. Apart from this, Shalina has held many other important positions. Shalina will be the first South Asian-origin judge in Michigan. Shalina graduated from the University of Michigan in 1993 and studied at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law in 1996.
On August 20, 2007, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed Shalina to be a judge of the Sixth Circuit Court in Oakland County, to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Judge Jean Schnelz. After this, Shalina was elected to the court in 2008 and then in 2014 she was again elected to the post of judge.
did private practice
Before becoming a judge, Shalina was a civil lawyer. She continued in private practice from 1997 to 2007. Between 2004-2007 she was an Associate at Weiner & Cox PLC. Earlier, between 2000-2004, Shalina had also served for Sommers, Schwartz, Silver & Schwartz PC. Shalina has also received many awards so far. She is also a member of the Auckland Country Bar Association. Apart from this, Shalina is also a member of the Michigan Association of Justice.
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