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New Agricultural Law Section Starts Strong
On January 23, 49 attorneys from across the state traveled to Lansing to participate in the organizational meeting of the new Agricultural Law Section. At the meeting, members voted to adopt bylaws and to elect the first officers and council members. The results of the election were as follows:
Chair: Liza C. Moore
Chair-Elect: Kristiana M. Coutu
Secretary: Trent C. Hilding
Treasurer: Michael J. Fraleigh
Council members (two-year term): Jeff G. Haarer, Todd W. Hoppe, Laura E. Volkmann
Council members (one-year term): Brion B. Doyle, John R. Dresser, Allison L. Eicher
The Agricultural Law Section was created in July of 2012, and already over 120 attorneys have joined it. The section will aim to provide for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among attorneys with the end goal improving the quality of legal services provided to the agricultural community.
"I am excited to see and hear the enthusiasm of attorneys seeking to collaborate and learn in order to better serve the agricultural industry here in Michigan," said Liza Moore. "Please stay tuned for further updates on the new section as we work to develop useful programs for attorneys helping farmers and agribusinesses."
State Bar to Launch Agricultural Law Section
The Agricultural Law Section will serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas among members engaged in the practice of law servicing agricultural clients, and will aim to help these attorneys improve the practice of agricultural law, study the statutes and regulations affecting the agricultural community, and improve the quality of legal services provided to the agricultural community in Michigan. It will also serve as a vehicle for communication and networking among attorneys engaged in the practice of this area of law. In order to achieve these goals, the new section will sponsor educational meetings and conferences and support the publication of articles that relate to the purposes of the section.
Approval Letter from Executive Director PDF
Section Council PDF
The State Bar of Michigan will launch an Agricultural Law Section during the 2012-2013 Bar year. Any active SBM member may request membership in the new section for an annual fee of $25.
For more information, contact Acting Chair Liza C. Moore at email@example.com or (517) 371-8281.