SUBSTITUTE                                                                                                            ADOPTED - MAY 24, 2005

Agenda Item No. 8


Introduced by the:








WHEREAS, Judge Pamela J. McCabe has dedicated her career to serving the people, from 1968 through 1978, she worked for the Department of Social Services in Macomb County as a Social Worker and as a Supervisor of  the Intake Department; and 


WHEREAS, in 1979 she became a Legal Intern for the Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and from 1982 through March, 1988 she served as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Chief of the District Court Unit and specialist in child sexual abuse cases; and


WHEREAS, on March 7, 1988, Governor James Blanchard appointed Pamela J. McCabe to the bench as Judge of the 55th District Court, an office she currently holds; and


WHEREAS, Judge McCabe served as Chief Judge from 1990 to 1996 and 2004 until the present, she began the Court's Community Service Program and Meridian Township Informal Hearing Project, she is also an original member of IJIS and was very instrumental in the selection and implementation of the Court's case management system – Courtview; and


WHEREAS, during her career Judge McCabe has also served as past President of the Ingham County Bar Association, board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Lansing and the Mason Area United Way; and


WHEREAS, she has also served as a faculty member of the Michigan Judicial Institute, teaching magistrates and judges, and faculty member of the Mid-Michigan Police Academy, teaching police recruits and as a member of the District Judges’ Association Governmental Liaison Committee and Rules Committee; and


WHEREAS, Judge Pamela J. McCabe is retiring from her position as Judge of the 55th District Court.


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby honors Judge Pamela J. McCabe for her years of service with Ingham County and for her dedication and commitment to the citizens of Ingham County.