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Networking Events*

Awards Banquet*
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30–9:00 p.m. | $70 ticket required
We have a very special guest this year to help us kick off our Awards Banquet & Annual Meeting: Governor Rick Snyder, the 48th governor of Michigan, and a Michigan lawyer. Join us as we pay tribute to our members who have achieved the highest honors in areas of leadership, professional integrity, and community service.

  • Kurt E. Schnelz—Roberts P. Hudson Award
  • Hon. Donna T. Morris—Frank J. Kelley Award
  • Prof. James J. White—John W. Reed Lawyer Legacy Award
  • Eugene Driker, Valerie R. Newman, Michele L. Halloran, Ann L. Routt, A. Kay Stanfield Spinks (posthumously)—Champion of Justice Award
  • Robert G. Mossel—John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award
  • Elizabeth A. Kitchen-Troop—Kimberly Cahill Bar Leadership Award
  • Marge Palmerlee—Liberty Bell Award
  • Michigan Association for Justice Respected Advocate Award: Steven B. Galbraith
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Respected Advocate Award: Jesse M. Reiter
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation Access to Justice Award: Chad C. Schmucker

    The following awards will be presented Thursday during the Representative Assembly business meeting.
  • Martin P. Krohner (posthumously)—Michael Franck Award
  • James E. Brenner and Elizabeth Stafford—Unsung Hero Award

Brian D. EinhornInaugural Luncheon*
Thursday, September 19, Noon–2:00 p.m. | $49 ticket required
Share in the celebration with the swearing-in of the State Bar President Brian D. Einhorn and other State Bar officers.

Celebrating Diversity Reception*
Thursday, September 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m. | $10 ticket required | Troppo
Celebrate the rich diversity of the State Bar, and acknowledge the work accomplished over the past year in support of achieving greater diversity and inclusion in the legal profession in Michigan, at this reception featuring a performance by the Ann Arbor-based all-lawyer band, Soultivity, a finalist in the American Bar Association's 2012 Battle of the All-Lawyer Bands. Event will be held in the Governors' Room at Troppo in Lansing. [Map]

50-Year Golden Celebration Luncheon*
Friday, September 20, Noon–2:00 p.m. | $49 ticket required
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.


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