Livingston County’s new Circuit and Probate Court Administrator has been sworn in.

Roberta Sacharski was sworn in Friday by Chief Judge Miriam Cavanaugh, with many of the new court administrator’s family members and friends in attendance. Sacharski, a Howell resident and the former Livingston County Probate Register, was unanimously recommended as the top candidate for the position from a pool of nearly 100 applicants reviewed by an interview panel. Judge Cavanaugh says she was immediately drawn to Sacharski after reviewing her live, online resume.

Judge Cavanaugh says this next year will be a big one for the courts and one of transition, adding Sacharski has the people and organizational skills to assist in that. A district court judgeship will be eliminated December 31st and a circuit court judgeship added January 1st, 2019. The court will also be switching to electronic filing. Sacharski says she is excited to aid in this transition and help achieve goals for the court that include efficient administration of justice and increased customer service.

Sacharski has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a Master’s in Social Science and a Juris Doctorate. She previously taught high school and middle school students, practiced law in Lansing and served as Deputy Register of Deeds in Genesee County.

Sacharski’s appointment comes in the wake of the county’s longtime court administrator’s retirement. John Evans was honored by the county’s Board of Commissioners earlier this week for his many years of service. (DK)