Judge Odette appointed as chief 67th District Court judge

Judge Christopher R. Odette

Judge Christopher R. Odette

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Supreme Court has announced the appointment of Judge Christopher R. Odette as the Chief Judge of the 67th District Court.

The 67th District Court encompasses all of Genesee County and includes 10 Judges. Judge Odette has served as a Judge for 25 years and has served as either Chief Judge or Presiding Judge for over ten years. He currently serves in the Grand Blanc Court. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and MSU Law School, Detroit College of Law.

Judge Odette named Judge Jennifer Manley as Chief Judge Pro Tem. Judge Manley currently serves in the Davison Court.

Judge Manley graduated from Goodrich High School, Michigan State University, William Tyndale College and WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She joined the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office where she served for over a decade as a trial lawyer. She later entered private practice at the Manley Firm.

Manley was elected to serve as a Genesee County District Judge in 2014.

Judge Jennifer Manley

Judge Jennifer Manley

Christal Jones has been named as the new Court Administrator. She previously served as the Deputy Clerk Administrator, Office Manager and Deputy Clerk for more than 18 years. She attended Eastern Gateway College and is a member of the Michigan Court Administrators Association. She has served as the Interim Court Administrator since May.

Andrea Johnson has been named as the new Deputy Court Administrator. She previously served as a Probation Officer assigned to Sobriety Court, Deputy Clerk and Court Recorder in the 67th District Court for over 20 years. She graduated from the University of Michigan – Flint with a degree in Criminal Justice. — G.G.

Christal Jones Photos provided

Christal Jones Photos provided