Make way for Mayfield

Judge Mabel Mayfield has been selected as the new chief judge for Berrien County Trial Court.

As the new chief judge for Berrien County Trial Court, Mabel Johnson Mayfield said she wants to continue the work done by former Chief Judge Gary Bruce, who did not seek re-appointment to the position. 

The Michigan Supreme Court appointed Mayfield, who was appointed to the Berrien County Probate Bench in January 2000 and has been subsequently elected to that position. She serves in the Family Division of the Berrien County Trial Court and has lived in Berrien County for more than 40 years.