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|Current Court Information:|
|3rd Circuit Court, Michigan|
|Active:||2001 - 1/1/2015|
|Law School:||Detroit College of Law|
Strong received his B.S. degree from Howard University in 1969 and his J.D. degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1973. Prior to law school, he was drafted in 1971 to serve in the Navy Judges Advocacy Corps.
Strong began his career while still attending law school, working for Wayne County Legal Services and then the Trade Union Leadership Council. He also served in the Wolverine Bar Association, where he became the president. He was later elected a judge of the Detroit Recorders Court. In 2001, he was elected to the Circuit Court.
Awards and Associations
Four months after becoming a lawyer, Strong became an officer of the Wolverine Bar Association and its youngest president at age 30. He later became a founding member of the Association of Black Judges of Michigan, and served as its president. He was also a member of the National Bar Association's delegation to South Africa, helping develop the International Black Bar Association and serving on the Supreme Court of South Africa. In 1997, Judge Strong was instrumental in the establishment of the nation's largest African American History Museum in Detroit, and has been honored with their Outstanding Museum Service Award for his extensive fund-raising efforts. Judge Strong was also recognized by the Michigan Bar Association.
Judge sentences teacher that had sex with student
In July 2008, Judge Craig Strong gave a sentence of 3-15 years to a 32-year-old mother of two Canton teacher convicted of having sex with a student. Stephanie Stein met her 8th grade teacher at Plymouth Christian Academy, but the relationship did not begin until the next year.
- Trial Courts Directory: Third Circuit Court
- Michigan State Contributions
- (Video) Youtube.com: Judge Craig Strong Red Carpet Interview at NAACP 42nd Annual Image Awards Event
- (Video) Youtube.com: Chris Kelly Interviews Judge Craig Strong