MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 18, 2021, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day
"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

Past President W. Anthony Jenkins
Tony Jenkins

Past President
State Bar of Michigan

In the wake of the tumultuous challenges faced by our nation and the world in 2020, January 18 is a fitting occasion to pause and to reflect on how you can be part of the solution to the challenges that lie ahead by following the personal example of MLK, a champion of civil rights and equal justice. To uplift the human spirit I urge you to participate in a pro bono activity of your choice on MLK Day and help to make a difference in the life of others and to preserve his Dream.


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

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.