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Networking Events*

State Bar of Michigan Awards Banquet*
Wednesday, September 19, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
Join us as we pay tribute to our members who have achieved the highest honors in areas of leadership, professional integrity, and community service.

Roberts P. Hudson Award: Frederick M. Baker Jr.
Frank J. Kelley Award: John M. Barr and Hon. Willie G. Lipscomb Jr.
John W. Reed Lawyer Legacy Award: Professor Robert A. Sedler
Champion of Justice Award: Kathleen L. Bogas, Hon. Karen M. Fort Hood, Frederick W. Lauck, L. Roland Roegge, and Thomas K. Thornburg
John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award: Ann  M. Ozog
Kimberly M.Cahill Bar Leadership Award: OCBA Pro Bono Mentor Match Program
Liberty Bell Award: Sergeant Major David Dunckel
Michigan State Bar Foundation 2012 Access to Justice Award: Candace A. Crowley
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Respected Advocate Award: Katherine Smith Kennedy
Michigan Association for Justice Respected Advocate Award: Laurel F. McGiffert

The following awards will be presented Thursday during the Representative Assembly Business Meeting.
Michael Franck Award: Hon. James H. Fisher
Unsung Hero Award: Judy B. Calton and Jeffrey S. Kopp

State Bar of Michigan Inaugural Luncheon*
Thursday, September 20, Noon–2:00 p.m.
Share in the celebration with the swearing-in of the State Bar President Bruce A. Courtade and other State Bar officers.
Julie I. Fershtman Bruce A. Courtade
Julie I. Fershtman Bruce A. Courtade

Celebrating Diversity Reception*
Thursday, September 20, 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Grand Rapids Art Museum
The Justice Initiatives community is hosting this annual event to celebrate the rich diversity of the Bar. The reception will also acknowledge the work accomplished over the year in support of achieving greater diversity and inclusion in the legal profession in Michigan.

State Bar of Michigan 50-Year Golden Celebration Luncheon*
Friday, September 21, Noon–2:00 p.m.
Celebrate and honor fellow colleagues being recognized for 50 years of membership in the State Bar of Michigan. This is a great opportunity to network with your peers and mentors.
*Separate registration required.