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News & Moves for October 31, 2014
Jeffrey A. Crapko has joined the Troy office of Miller Canfield. More Information
Benjamin M. Glazebrook has joined the Detroit office of Plunkett Cooney. More Information
Jason Machnik has joined Willis Law.
Rebecca A. Mancini has joined the Ann Arbor office of Miller Canfield. More Information
Michael W. Slater has joined the Grand Rapids office of Plunkett Cooney. More Information
Andrea Forsyth Telling has joined the Grand Rapids office of Plunkett Cooney. More Information
Richard J. Gianino and Ellisse S. Thompson, with Plunkett Cooney, received the 2014 Pro Bono Recognition Award from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. More Information
Lee Hornberger, with the Arbitration and Mediation Office of Lee Hornberger, was honored with the George N. Bashara Jr. Award by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan at its Annual Meeting and Conference in Ann Arbor.
Thomas A. Kabel, with Butzel Long, has been admitted as a fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.
Kristi Katsma, with Dickinson Wright PLLC, will receive the Pro Bono Spirit Award at the 2014 Laddy Awards presented by the Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. More Information
Mary K. Mansfield and Kathryn A. Katz, with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, will be recognized for the pro bono service that they provided to Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. More Information
Seven attorneys from Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers have been listed as 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers. They are: Megan Bonanni, Kevin Carlson, Cary McGehee, Robert Palmer, Michael Pitt, Peggy Pitt, and Beth Rivers.
Plunkett Cooney has been awarded the 2014 Lifetime Community Service Award by the DRI–the Voice of the Defense Bar. More Information
Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson will be the newest member of the Southern Poverty Law Center Board of Directors. More InformationMark Lezotte, with Butzel Long, was elected to the United Cerebral Palsy National board of trustees.
Brian J. McKeen, with McKeen & Associates, was named chair of the Primerus Personal Injury Institute.
Wayne State University Law School announced a tuition freeze and changes to its scholarship program that effectively amount to a 14 percent tuition cut for all incoming students. The law school also is offering nearly $1 million in new scholarship opportunities to its current students. More Information
Michael J. Willis, with Willis Law, has given presentations to three Knights of Columbus Chapters: St. Catherine, St. Monica, and Downtown Kalamazoo. Each of these presentations have been on the topics of wealth transfer planning and asset protection. Among other areas of law, the presentations provided information regarding wealth transfer techniques and the optimal time for asset protection planning.
Women in the Law will be the topic of next Alumni Speaker Series event Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Wayne State University Law School. More Information
The history and modern significance of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will be the focus of a Wayne State University Law School program Monday, Nov. 3, marking the legislation’s 50th anniversary. More Information
Twenty-six leaders from local organizations working in different ways for racial equality have been selected to be part of the first year’s cohort for Wayne State University Law School’s Detroit Equity Action Lab. More Information
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