MLK Day of Service
"Everybody can be great . . . because anyone can serve."—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Celebrate the Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Lawyer's Day of Service

W. Anthony Jenkins
Tony Jenkins

Past President
State Bar of Michigan

I encourage lawyers in Michigan, and throughout the nation, to perform a pro bono or community service project on January 16, 2017 or any future day of the year. This year marks the third anniversary of SBM’s focus on honoring a genuine American hero by taking a “day on, not a day off.” By embracing Dr. King’s message and following his personal example, as lawyers, we bring honor to our profession and to his legacy.



"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is,
what are you doing for others?"
—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1957 Sermon


Inspiring Stories of MLK Day

View the video below or select one from the "Play List"

Below are links to some places you can volunteer in your own community to celebrate MLK Day. Also, consider an activity that assists a community other than your own.

Locate legal pro bono for those in need, search Michigan by county for pro bono opportunities.

Dedicate your day of service to mentoring another attorney. Sign up at the State Bar of Michigan Mentoring Center.

True North Community Services is a searchable database for Northern Michigan volunteer work.

Many stories of attorneys dedicated to service can be found on the A Lawyer Helps page. Submit your story of service with photos using this form. The most compelling stories of service will be featured on the A Lawyer Helps website and in an upcoming edition of the Michigan Bar Journal.

Access to Justice Campaign
Supporting Civil Legal Aid to the Poor in Michigan

2017 Michigan MLK Day Events

National Volunteer Opportunities