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Purpose of a Motion Day The purpose of a motion day is to allow the courts to hear certain types of issues on one day to create a speedy flow in the management of cases In other words the judges dockets and peoples motions are heard in a cohesive order which allows for efficient management of cases and can improve cost effectiveness Monday is motion day in the Macomb Circuit Court Important Characteristics for a Judge There are four equally imperative traits I feel a judge should encompass fairness legal analysis skills diligence and decisiveness For a judge to make a ruling on a case he or she must be impartial to have a bias would mean that neither party is truly getting a fair trial When a judge can apply and evaluate the law properly most likely both parties involved will get a just ruling and the chances of appealing the ruling will be greatly decreased This directly correlates with diligence It is vital for judges to apply themselves to each case equally and not take the popular stand but uphold precedence Finally the judge must be able to make a firm decision one that is fair and based on the law Observation Name and Location Macomb County Circuit Court 16th Judicial Circuit Court 40 N Main Mount Clemens MI 48043 Date Visited February 27 2006 Names of Judges ObservedJudge Diane M Druzinski Judge Mark S Switalski and Judge Edward A Servitto Jr The first courtroom I was able to attend was the courtroom of Judge Diane M Druzinski The case that was brought before her that interested me was People v Pulte Homes A lady named Tammy appeared on behalf of attorney Lynch who was unable to attend that day Tammy announced herself as a staff member of the firm and advised that she was there for a motion for adjournment of discovery dates Judge Druzinski asked
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