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36th District Court (Incumbent seat -- partial term)

Choose one candidate to fill a partial term on 36th District court, ending Jan. 1, 2021.

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  • Adrienne Hinnant-Johnson

  • Coral Watt

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Biographical Information

This race includes incumbent and non-incumbent candidates. We have different questions based on incumbency status The first 10 questions are for the non-incumbents candidates in this race.

List all courts and agencies in which you are currently admitted to practice.

Describe your previous legal experience, listing the names of your previous employers and any areas of the law in which you specialize. What percentage of your practice is civil? Criminal?

How often do you to appear before the court to which you seek election?

Describe your three most recent trials/cases and list the names of the presiding judge and opposing counsel in each.

Describe any pro bono legal services you have provided in the last 5 years.

Have you ever been admonished, reprimanded, suspended or otherwise disciplined by attorney or judicial disciplinary authorities in Michigan or any other jurisdiction? If yes, provide details.

Please list organizations or political action committees that have endorsed your candidacy or asked their members to donate to your campaign.

What factors would you consider in deciding what sentence to hand down in a criminal case?

If you observed a party in your courtroom being poorly represented by counsel, how would you address the situation?

10. Under what circumstances, if any, would you feel obligated to disclose to opposing counsel that a lawyer appearing before you had donated to your election campaign?

The following questions are for the incumbent candidate in this race.

Describe your legal experience prior to assuming judicial office, including the name of any law firm or organization that employed you.

Describe the three most recent trials you presided over and list the names of the attorneys who appeared before you in each of those cases.

Describe the most recent instance in which one of your decisions was overturned by an appellate court.

Under what circumstances, if any, would you feel obligated to disclose to opposing counsel that a lawyer appearing before you had donated to your election campaign?

Have you ever been admonished, reprimanded, suspended or otherwise disciplined by attorney or judicial disciplinary authorities in Michigan or any other jurisdiction? If yes, provide details.

Please list organizations or political action committees that have endorsed your candidacy or asked their members to donate to your campaign.

What factors would you consider in deciding what sentence to hand down in a criminal case?

If you observed a party in your courtroom being poorly represented by counsel, how would you address the situation?

List any corporations and/or organizations in which you have served as an officer in the last 10 years.

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