Cornelia Groefsema Kennedy
 

Hon. Cornelia Groefsema Kennedy
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Address: 540 Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse
100 E. Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3988
Phone: (513) 564-7000
Fax: (513) 564-7097
E-mail:
Web site: http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Judge, since March 1, 1999

Appointed 1979 by Senate
Bar Admissions:
Michigan, 1947
Education:
The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1947
J.D.
Honors: With Distinction
Law Review: Board of Editors, Michigan Law Review

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1945
B.A.

Honors and Awards:
Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Honorary LL.D, Northern Michigan University, 1970

Honorary LL.D., Eastern Michigan University, 1971

Honorary LL.D., Western University, 1973

Honorary LL.D., Detroit College of Law, 1980

Susquential Award, University of Michigan

Honorary LL.D., Northern Michigan University, 1971

Honorary LL.D., Western Michigan University, 1973

Honorary LL.D., University of Detroit, 1987

Sesquicentennial Award, University of Michigan, 1967

Distinguished Service Award, Detroit Association of University of Michigan, 1967

Honoree of the Year, National Association of Women Judges, 1987

Champion of Justice Award, State Bar of Michigan, 1994

Inductee, Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Member

American Bar Association, 1973 - 1979
Member, Executive Committee of the Appellate Judges' Conference

Federal Bar Association
Member

State Bar of Michigan
Member

Detroit Bar Association, 1948 - Present

American Judicature Society
Member

National Association of Women Judges
Member

National Association of Women Lawyers
Member

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
Member

Board of the Judicial Fellows Commission
Member

National Conference of Federal Trial Judges, 1974 - 1975
Chairman

Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Judicial Activities, 1973 - 1979
Member

Joint Committee on Code of Judicial Conduct, 1973 - 1979
Member

Advisory Committee on Codes of Conduct, 1979
Member

Board of the Federal Judicial Center, 1981 - 1985
Member

American Trial Lawyers Association
Member

American Bar Foundation
Member

Michigan State Bar
Member, Negligence Section

American Law Institute of Michigan
Member

Women Judge's Fund for Justice
Member

Detroit Bar Association
Past Director

Judicial Administration Division Committee on Courts and the Community, 1980 - 1981

Judicial Administration Division Finance Committee

Michigan State Bar Foundation, 1984 - Present
Fellow

University of Michigan Alumni Association
Past Vice President

University of Michigan Law School
Committee on Visitors

Past Employment Positions:
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Judge, 1979 - 1999

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Chief Judge, 1977 - 1979

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge, 1970 - 1977

Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan, Judge, 1966 - 1970

Markle & Markle, Detroit, Partner, 1953 - 1966

Sole Practioner, Detroit, 1952 - 1953

Elmer H. Groefsema, Detroit, Michigan, Associate, 1948 - 1952

Private Practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1948 - 1966

Chief Judge Harold M. Stephens, United States Court of Appeals for the D. C. Circuit, Law Clerk, 1947 - 1948

Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Beta Kappa
Birth Information:
1923, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Profile Last Updated:
11/21/2013

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