Diverse Views


Several local bar associations gathered together to co-host “Celebrating Our Diverse Bar” on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Fishbone’s Rhythm Kitchen Cafe in Detroit. The evening’s guest speaker was State Bar of Michigan President Charles Toy (third from left). Among those celebrating diversity were (l-r) Elisa Angeli Palizzi of Miller Canfield, Federal Bar Association – Eastern District of Michigan Chapter president; Kenneth Essad of Corbet, Shaw, Essad, & Tucciarone PLLC, Arab American Bar Association president; Novi attorney Marjorie Nanian, Armenian American Bar Association president; Lawrence Garcia of Allen Brothers, Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan president; U.S. District Court Judge George Steeh, Eastern District of Michigan; Solon Philips of the Dept. of Corporation Counsel-Wayne County, D. Augustus Straker Bar Association president; and Michelle A. Carter of Bodman LLP, Wolverine Bar Association president. Photo by John Meiu.


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