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Annual Business Meeting and Program

    This event is offered in conjunction with the Bar's Annual Meeting

    Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
    Location: DeVos Place, Grand Rapids
    Registration is requested to allow for proper facilities planning. Visit the Bar's Annual Meeting page for more details.

    Planning Ahead: A Succession Road Map
    This session will provide you with the information required to implement a succession plan and the tools to help you do it. The Practice Management Resource Center succession planning handbook provides tools so that you, your staff, your family, other attorneys, judges, and clients can have predictability and calm in the event of personal crisis.
    Speaker: Diane Ebersole, State Bar of Michigan Practice Management Resource Center, Lansing

    Nominating Committee Posts Slate of Candidates for 2014-2015
    The Nominating Committee has reported the following slate of officers and council members that will be running for election at the Master Lawyers Section's annual meeting in Grand Rapids on Friday, September 19:  

    • Chair—J. David Kerr
    • Chair-Elect—Richard J. Ruhala
    • Secretary—Cynthia L.M. Johnson
    • Treasurer—Jerome D. Frank
    • Council Members (term expiring 9/30/2015)
      • Ronald D. Keefe
      • Ruthmarie Shea
      • Edgar W. Pugh Jr.
    • Council Members (term expiring 9/30/2016)
      • George S. Lilly
      • Richard F. Fellrath
      • Charlotte F. Shoup
    • Council Members (term expiring 9/30/2017)
      • Alfred E. Gade
      • Kathleen Williams Newell
      • James H. Loree

Council Members Sought

    The Section will vote to fill openings on its Council at its Annual Business Meeting on Friday, September 21, 2012. Members of the Section who are interested in running for an at-large position on the Council should communicate that interest to the Nominations Committee by sending an e-mail expressing that interest and describing any pertinent qualifications to:



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