Youth Law Conference


The Law Related Education Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association presented the 25th Annual Youth Law Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 13, featuring keynote speaker Shannon Smith (third from left), counsel for Larry Nassar. Happy to welcome Smith to the conference at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy were (left to right) Mark Berke of Law Office of Mark B. Berke PLLC; Law Related Education Committee Chair Joan Vestrand, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School associate dean, Auburn Hills campus; Dan Quick of Dickinson Wright PLLC; Oakland County 50th District Court Chief Judge Cynthia Walker; and Law Related Education Committee Vice Chair Elizabeth Hohauser of Elizabeth A. Hohauser PLLC. The conference introduces high school students to the law and prepares them for the rights and responsibilities of adulthood under the law when they turn 18. The event is made possible through support from the Oakland County Bar Foundation.

– Photo by John Meiu