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From Briefs to Belts

Michael Williams

Pro Bono Service

For Michael Williams, pro bono means more than simply providing free legal services. It means helping a human being in need, and never expecting anything in return. That's his philosophy on life, and on the practice of law.
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Inspiring the Next Generation

Amy Timmer

Pro Bono Service

As associate dean of students and professionalism, Amy Timmer has made pro bono service a top priority at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, helping hundreds of clients and inspiring the next generation of attorneys.
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Stepping Up for the U.P.

Victoria Radke

Pro Bono Service

With only 486 attorneys in the entire Upper Peninsula, the need for pro bono service in this part of the state is especially acute. It's also the reason why the work done by Victoria Radke and Legal Services of Northern Michigan (LSNM) is so important.
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Every day is "Law Day"

Ralph Engle

Pro Bono Service

Ralph Engle is on a mission. As a regular volunteer with the Common Ground Legal Clinic, which provides legal services to the Common Ground homeless shelter in Pontiac, Engle has developed a great appreciation for the importance of giving back. On his own, he takes one or two cases from the clinic each month, and has already donated more than 200 hours of service.
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