Annual Meeting 2019

All events will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

  • 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Commissioner Committee Meetings and Lunch

  • 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Board of Commissioner Meetings

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019


Hotel Accommodations: Reservations can be made at the Hyatt Place Novi at Suburban Collection Showplace by calling (800) 233-1234 and identify yourself as being with the State Bar of Michigan. To receive the group rate of $132 plus taxes, reservations must be made by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019. Questions? Contact Member Services at (888) 726-3678 or

Advertising: If you would like to purchase a congratulatory ad in either the Inaugural & Awards Luncheon or the 50-Year Golden Celebration Luncheon programs, please contact Stacy Ozanich at or (517) 346-6315.


Inaugual & Awards Luncheon
Join us as we swear in our 2019-2020 SBM Board of Commissioner officers and pay tribute to our members who have achieved the highest honors in areas of leadership, professional integrity, and community service.

Jennifer M. Grieco Dennis M. Barnes

Jennifer M. Grieco
SBM President

Dennis M. Barnes
SBM President

2019 Award Winners

Roberts P. Hudson Award: Lawrence P. Nolan
Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award: Michael J. Talbot
Champion of Justice Award: Julie A. Gafkay, Robert F. Gillett, & Marla R. McCowan
John W. Reed Lawyer Legacy Award: Prof. Lawrence C. Mann & Prof. Suellyn Scarnecchia
John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award: Kimberly L. Scott
Kimberly M. Cahill Bar Leadership Award: Michael J. Sullivan
Liberty Bell Award: Megan Mezigian
The following awards will be given at the Representative Assembly meeting:
Michael Franck Award: Mary Chartier
Unsung Hero Award: Clarence M. Dass