#MooreJustice on the Books


Court of Appeals Judges are responsible for issuing multiple written decisions each month. They do not hear witnesses, but review transcripts, case records, and hear oral arguments on appellate matters. The decisions issued serve as guiding precedent to lower courts. 


Ms. Moore is reputed for her legal research and writing skills, and lauded for her contributions to the legal community. She frequently shares her knowledge on common access to justice issues with other practitioners in the form of journal articles. Her publications include:

Bail Reform: A Simple Solution to a Systemic Problem¸ Res Ipsa Loquitur (September 2018).


Advising Clients in a Post-Obergefell Era, Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Family Law Institute (November 2017).   


The Importance of Attorneys in the Name Change and Gender Modification Process, Michigan Family Law Journal (June 2017).   


After Obergefell: Recurring Legal Obstacles Related to Intimate Partner Violence, Michigan Family Law Journal (August 2016).   


The Importance of Cultural Competency for Attorneys, Res Ipsa Loquitur (July 2016). 


U.S. Supreme Court Has the Last Word on Gay Marriage, Res Ipsa Loquitur (July 2015).  


Collateral Consequences for Domestic Violence Survivors with Criminal Convictions, Michigan Family Law Journal (May 2011).   

What Every Domestic Relations Attorney Should Know About Immigration Remedies for Undocumented Survivors of Domestic Violence, Michigan Family Law Journal (March 2010).

Speaking Engagements 

Ms. Moore has also served as faculty at local, regional, and national legal trainings, and as a guest lecturer in classrooms and at community events. She does not teach for the sake of teaching, but strives to engage and educate a new generation of attorneys and community members on the importance of enforcing rights and access to justice. Be it teaching constitutional law to middle school students or training judges on how SCOTUS decisions impact Michigan family law, she uses her voice to bring attention to issues that matter to everyday people and those most vulnerable in the community.


As early as 2011 and for several years thereafter, Ms. Moore helped teach landlord-tenant basics to housing advocates at the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan’s regional training. Since 2017, she has trained first year law students at the University of Michigan Law School on tenant defenses to eviction. She strives to not only clarify the legal process, but also to make sure advocates and law students understand the hard-hitting reality of the minimal interactions people have with the justice system when facing homelessness. 


While Ms. Moore is known for using interactive methods, such as skits or serving as a mock trial judge, she also takes time to speak on how proper application of the law can reduce barriers to the justice system. Throughout the years, she has spoken on issues related to domestic violence, interactions with law enforcement, fair housing, poverty law, disability rights, immigrant rights, and LGBTQ legal issues. She has most frequently served as faculty for the Michigan Poverty Law Program’s regional training, the national Lavender Law Conference, and the Michigan ICLE Family Law Institute.