Oakland County judge expected to become first Chaldean to serve on federal bench
DETROIT – Oakland County Circuit Judge Hala Jarbou is expected to become the first Chaldean American to serve on a federal bench, according to leaders in the community. On Thursday, the US Senate confirmed her nomination to serve as a federal judge in western Michigan during a 83 to 15 vote. She has an immigrant success story and traces her roots to Telkaif, Iraq. Before that she served in the Oakland County Prosecutor’s office, working primarily in the Circuit Court Division. Jarbou earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and her law degree from Wayne State University Law School.