MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Marquette County Court House had the pleasure to welcome Supreme Court Justice Megan Cavanagh to their court rooms this week. Michigan Supreme Court Justices have been traveling to different trial courts in the state.
"It’s rare to have a Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court to come up here to the Upper Peninsula, but especially to Marquette,” said Marquette County District Court Judge, Karl Weber.
Justice Cavanagh had the opportunity to sit in on Marquette’s district court, including preliminary examinations, arraignments, landlord tenant dockets, and probate court. She said it was a great opportunity to see how Marquette's trial courts work, as all courts operate differently.
"They're really doing, what I view, the real work of justice that sometimes we don’t get the opportunity to see at the Appellate Court,” said the Michigan Supreme Court Justice, Megan Cavanagh, "It’s our trial courts that are really doing the most on a day to day basis, boots on the ground type of thing, to actually deliver justice.”
Tuesday’s sit-in provided an opportunity for Justice Cavanagh to learn about issues unique to the Upper Peninsula and Marquette County, as well as to sit on the bench.
"I had never served as a trial court judge before getting on the Supreme Court. I had been a practicing attorney,” said Justice Cavanagh.
Justice Cavanagh was elected last November and has been on the court since January. She's recently completed her first term and said it has started out great.