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State Bar major award nominations moved to 2022 to allow for proper celebration

Nominations for major State Bar of Michigan awards for 2021 are being moved to 2022 so that the SBM can properly celebrate 2020 award winners. The Board of Commissioners made this decision after last year’s awards celebration was canceled due to the pandemic.

“Our goal was to ensure that our outstanding 2020 award winners receive the recognition they so rightfully deserve while doing the same for our next round of nominees in 2022,” said State Bar Secretary James Heath, who chairs the State Bar’s Awards Committee. “The Board of Commissioners agreed wholeheartedly.”

Anyone interested in nominating an individual for a major State Bar Award should wait until the nomination process opens early next year. Anyone, however, seeking to nominate an individual whose nomination is extremely time sensitive should contact Marge Bossenbery at mbossenbery@michbar.org for more information.

In addition, for someone who was nominated in 2019 who was not chosen for a 2020 award, that nomination will now be extended to the 2022 cycle for consideration.

Information regarding this year’s Inaugural & Awards Celebration will be announced soon.


2 more men charged in Jan. 6 riot at US Capitol

DETROIT (AP) — Two more Michigan men were charged Thursday after photos and other evidence showed they were at the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Robert “Bobby” Schornak and Daniel Herendeen, both from Macomb County, traveled to Washington in support of President Donald Trump and got inside the Capitol, according to the FBI.

“Cant stay home, I would not be able to live w myself,” Schornak told Herendeen in a Facebook message obtained by the FBI.

They were charged in Washington with obstructing Congress, violent entry to the Capitol and other crimes. Both men were released after appearing in federal court in Detroit. They asked for court-appointed lawyers.

Schornak, 39, and Herendeen, 43, now join three other Michigan men who were charged in Washington. Michael Foy of Wixom is accused of striking police officers with a hockey stick.

Photos and video posted on social media helped investigators build a case against Schornak and Herendeen, The Detroit News reported.


‘Intellectual Property in the COVID Era’ offered by JBAM April 12

The Jewish Bar Association of Michigan (JBAM) will present a virtual discussion on “Intellectual Property in the COVID Era” beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 12.

Speaking at the online discussion will be Kenneth I. Kohn of Kohn & Associates PLLC and Avery N. Goldstein of Blue Filament Law PLLC. 

Attendees are welcome to bring their own questions for the expert speakers.

To register for the virtual discussion, visit https://jewishbar.org and click on “events.”


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