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SBM Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section seeks award nominations

The State Bar of Michigan  (SBM) Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section seeks nominations for the monthly "Shining Star" awards to honor paralegals who have gone above and beyond what is expected of them professionally by contributing to charitable and community service organizations.

Shining Star nominations will be entered into a pool of applicants, from which one nomination will be drawn at random each month. The person whose nomination is drawn is honored as the monthly Shining Star on the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section webpage and in the Michigan Paralegal Newsletter. Each Shining Star will receive a congratulatory certificate and a gift card.

Members can submit their nominations at http://www.michbar.org/paralegal/shiningstaraward.cfm. Winners and nominators will be notified before their stories are published.
For more information, contact Casey Mobley at mobleyc@northwood.edu.

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Mika Meyers announces new additions

In March, Mika Meyers Beckett and Jones, PLLC, announced that John H. Gretzinger has become a member of the firm. Gretzinger will specialize in labor law, employment law, municipal law and public schools.

Additional members James F. Scales and Matthew E. Fink joined the firm in January. Scales practices in the area of estate planning, municipal, real estate, construction and property tax. Fink’s practice is concentrated in energy and natural resources, zoning and land use planning, municipal and real estate.

Mika Meyers has also added Kimberly J. Melendez as a paralegal in the firm’s Business and Litigation Practice Groups.