NMU alumna Amber Libby ('10 BS) was recently appointed Cheboygan County's chief assistant prosecuting attorney, following the resignation of her predecessor. The Marquette native has been employed with the prosecutor's office since January 2019.
“I am appreciative and humbled to have an opportunity like this to challenge myself and have a positive impact in Cheboygan County,” said Libby in a Cheboygan News article. “As chief assistant prosecuting attorney, I hope to be an asset for affecting justice and to continue building positive, trusting and productive relationships with victims of crime, law enforcement and our community.”
According to her online biography, Libby has been a licensed attorney in Michigan since 2017. She previously worked in private practice and as a guardian ad litem and juvenile delinquency attorney. She also was a staff attorney in the Domestic Violence Division for the Crime Victim Legal Assistance Project. Libby serves as secretary of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Board—Tip of the Mitt Region.
After graduating with her NMU degree in political science/pre-law, Libby earned a master's in public administration from Central Michigan University and both a juris doctorate and master of law degree in criminal law and public advocacy from Western Michigan University. She is now pursuing a doctorate in criminal justice, justice administration.
While in law school, Libby completed the following: a directed study regarding domestic violence and coordinated community responses in Cheboygan County; a judicial internship with the Hon. Joseph Farah in Flint; and the 60+ Estate Planning Clinic. She also previously served as an adjunct professor for North Central Michigan College.
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