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

As our nation and the world once again commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, I encourage you to help pay tribute to a great American hero by performing a pro bono or community service in your neighborhood of choice on January 15, 2018.  Your participation can make a difference in the quality of life of others and help preserve Dr. King’s 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.

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