Person of the Week: Monte Burmeister
This week’s Person of the Week is local judge that takes on some of the hardest cases dealing with families. Crawford County Probate Court Chief Judge Monte Burmeister has been on the bench since 2006. Burmeister’s main probate court focus is guardianships and he says “the most rewarding aspect of the court, in particular, is that it’s the original people’s court, you have an opportunity often to protect the vulnerable and to help families.” He admits that the most difficult aspect of working in probate court is trying to fashion a remedy for someone in need, when the agency involved has a set of protocols, policies, or procedures that are not conducive to the mission at hand. And for his dedication to families, Chief Judge Monte Burmeister receives this week’s title of Person of the Week.
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