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A Day of Service

Tony Jenkins

Pro Bono Service

The State Bar of Michigan is asking lawyers to make Martin Luther King Day 2015 more than just another federal holiday. In honor of the great Martin Luther King Jr.—whose message and acts of non-violent protest shifted the conscience of a nation and ushered in a sea of change in public discourse on America's racial divide, economic justice, and human rights—the Bar is calling on lawyers to dedicate this day to helping someone in need through pro bono or community service. Make it a "day on, not a day off."
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Pro Bono Month

Pro Bono Month

Pro Bono Service

For the sixth year in a row, the State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Initiative (PBI) sponsored Pro Bono Month in conjunction with the American Bar Association's Pro Bono Week celebration, a national recognition of pro bono activities. Pro Bono Week was first celebrated in 2005 in Chicago. It has since become an annual occasion, celebrated across the United States.
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Asher's Donation

Anthony A. Asher

Pro Bono Service

Anthony A. Asher's generous $500,000 donation to his alma mater, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (UDM), helped the school raise old Engine No. 2 Firehouse (located across the street from the school) from the ashes, figuratively speaking, and make it the new home of the George J. Asher Clinical Law Center.
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Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project

Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project

Pro Bono Service

The State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section and the Pro Bono Initiative have partnered to establish the Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project, which will provide pro bono legal assistance to low-income clients in need of help in patent cases.
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