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WLAM Wayne Region planning meeting and mixer set for July 23

 The Wayne Region of Women Lawyers Association of Michigan welcomes all members and interested potential members to the July 23 summer planning meeting and mixer @ Union Street Restaurant, 6 p.m.  Whether you want to lean in a little or a lot, come help plan the year with the region’s signature events and lots of other event ideas, new and old.
RSVP to Elizabeth Jolliffe, elizabeth@yourbenchmarkcoach.com or 734-663-7905. 
Also, save August 27 for Wayne Region’s annual End of Summer Wine & Garden Party.  Wayne Circuit Judge Lynne Pierce hosts this year in Grosse Pointe Woods.


Bodman attorney named to Wolverine Bar Association board

Bodman PLC attorney Alexander Simpson, of the firm’s Troy office, has been appointed to the Wolverine Bar Association board of directors. In addition, the WBA named Simpson its Member of the Year at the organization’s annual President’s Reception held June 28 at the Motor City Casino Hotel.
The Wolverine Bar Association was established by a number of African-American attorneys during the 1930's. It was organized to coordinate the energies and talents of the increasing number of African-Americans admitted to practice throughout Michigan. From its inception, the Wolverine Bar Association assumed a leadership role in community and political activities. The role continues to be paramount in its endeavors today.
Simpson is a member of Bodman’s Enterprise Procurement Group.  He represents clients in the drafting and negotiation of a broad range of commercial contracts, including supply arrangements and vendor service agreements.
In law school, Simpson served as chair of the Student Bar Association, as a representative in the Indiana University Student Association Congress, on the Sherman Minton Moot Court Executive Board, as managing editor for the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, on the National Executive Board of the National Black Law Students Association, and as the director of the International Negotiations Competition. He received the Board of Visitors Scholarship and was a Lloyd M. Johnson/Minority Corporate Counsel Association Scholar. He also received the Equal Opportunity Fellowship, Access to Justice Pro Bono Award, and was a Graduate Research Fellow at Indiana He co-founded the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality.
Bodman is one of Michigan’s largest business law firms with more than 150 lawyers in four Michigan offices in Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, and Cheboygan, and an affiliate office in Dallas, Texas.

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