Join the State Bar of Michigan for networking and to acknowledge the work accomplished over the year in support of achieving greater diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Wrap up the day in a relaxing, up tempo venue to catch up with friends and meet new ones over appetizers and beverages.
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Cost: Tickets are $10 per person.
Location: Mojos Dueling Piano Bar, 180 Monroe Ave, Grand Rapids
Blind Spots Seminar
How to Avoid Poor Decisions & Bad Outcomes
Registration is closed.
Date: June 29, 2016
Join us in social media interaction for both events #SBMBlindspots
Time: Check in at 7:30 a.m., program 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, includes lunch
Location: University Club of Grand Rapids, 111 Lyon St. NW, Grand Rapids
November Program Feedback
Check out President Lori Buteweg’s blog post about the program
Lori’s November Bar Journal Article on Bias
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Join the Growing List of Pledge Signatories
List Updated, July 2016
The State Bar of Michigan actively promotes the importance of diversity and inclusion in the profession. We applaud all who have signed the SBM Pledge to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion and will publicly acknowledge their action.
Former State Bar President Tony Jenkins in a Michigan Bar Journal President's Page quoted an ancient Chinese proverb that says "any journey of a million miles begins with the first step."
Now that we've started the journey, we urge you to join us in this endeavor and to check out who has already signed on by viewing the list of law firms, law schools, bar associations, individuals, and other entities.
Please join us in this very important effort by becoming a signatory to the pledge today!
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