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BLF 2022


Register Here for BLF 2022The Bar Leadership Forum (BLF) is an invite only event hosted by the State Bar of Michigan to serve our state's legal leaders. Hosted at the Grand Hotel on beautiful Mackinac Island, BLF is packed with information you need to grow your organization and improve as a leader. Sessions include a deep dive into the Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Michigan Judiciary; an update on legislation and court rules; and tips on how to run an effective meeting. You also will get lots of opportunity to meet with other section and bar leaders from throughout Michigan, including State Bar of Michigan President Dana M. Warnez and SBM's new executive director, Peter Cunningham.

“A great opportunity to connect with other bar leaders”

Headshot of Hon. Bridget M. McCormack  

Keynote Speaker:
Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack

Be sure not to miss the joint BLF and Upper Michigan Legal Institute keynote presentation by Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack. Her presentation will focus on the lessons learned from COVID and the role of technology within the judicial system. She is just one of the great speakers you will get a chance to hear and learn from at the BLF.

Early bird special

Register by May 20, 2022 to save!

This year we are offering a special rate of $179 for those who register before May 20, 2022. That’s nearly 20 percent off the regular rate of $219. For more information, see our hotel page here.

Final registration for BLF is June 4, 2022! On-site registration is permitted, but not encouraged.

Why choose BLF

Here is a look at some of the comments we received from recent BLF attendees:

"A great opportunity for the SBM Section Leaders
to get re-aligned with key strategies for success."

 Jeremy Henner, Military and Veterans' Law Section

"There's nothing quite like this for inspiring
Section Leaders to be ready to take
the Leadership helm in the fall."


"This program is invaluable for new section leaders.  Do not miss it."
Stanette Amy, American Indian Law section

"The leadership forum is a great way
to improve your practice by developing
non-subject matter skills."


Register Here for BLF 2022