Collaborative effort


Pictured are program participants (left to right) Honigman Partner Khalilah Spencer, who served as moderator; Miller Canfield Senior Counsel Saul Green; Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Dean James McGrath; University of Michigan Law School Dean Mark West; Wayne State University Law School Dean Richard Bierschbach; Michigan State University College of Law Dean Lawrence Ponoroff; and Bodman Partner and Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair Damali Sahu. Also participating but not pictured was University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Dean Phyllis Crocker.

– Photo courtesy of Bodman PLC

On Tuesday, September 10, Bodman PLC hosted the monthly meeting of the African-American Partners’ Collaborative at its Detroit office at Ford Field. The meeting featured a panel discussion on diversity in the legal profession and in legal education, and included the deans of all five of Michigan’s law schools and members of their senior staffs.

The African-American Partners’ Collaborative is an organization comprised of partners, principals, members, and other senior attorneys at large metropolitan Detroit law firms that seek to increase the number of African-American attorneys at firms, as well as improve opportunities for them to succeed professionally and participate in firm management.