Society to celebrate legal history at annual lunch

The annual membership luncheon of the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society will be hosted on Thursday, April 14, at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Avenue in Detroit.

The luncheon will begin with a short reception at 11:30 a.m.

The title of this year’s legal history vignette is “On Michigan Supreme Court Visionaries, or @LoriBuiteweg on @MiSupremeCourt #Drivingchange and #Sbmfuturelaw” by State Bar of Michigan President Lori Buiteweg. Also speaking will be the court’s newest justice, Joan Larsen, who will share memories of recently deceased U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

The luncheon is open to all persons interested in Michigan’s legal history. The cost per person is $40; a table for eight can be purchased for $320. For additional information or to make reservations, contact Carrie Sampson at 517-373-7589.

Registrations for the luncheon can be completed online at the Society’s website Checks payable to MSCHS can be mailed to the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society, 1st Floor Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, 48915. All payments must be received before April 7.

The Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society was founded in 1988 by then Chief Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley. A nonprofit organization, the Society preserves documents, records, and memorabilia relating to the Michigan Supreme Court. It also produces publications, special events, and other projects consistent with its mission of promoting the study of the history of Michigan’s courts and increasing public awareness of this state’s legal heritage.