Legal News editor recognized

Jackson Business and Professional Women are announced the 2010-2011 Person of Achievement recipient: Frank Weir.  He was presented the award on Oct. 12 at Jackson BPW’s business meeting and recognized at the Michigan BPW Fall Board in Traverse City on Oct. 23.

Frank Weir is editor of the Jackson County and Washtenaw County editions of the Legal News. They are part of the Detroit Legal News which includes ten editions in the lower peninsula of Michigan.

Weir has been instrumental in keeping BPW in the forefront by publishing news of the many activities of BPW in the Legal News.  He is always supportive of the events and issues the group believes in, which is a motivation for giving him the award. As one example, on Equal Pay Day, which is held at the Jackson Coffee Company, Weir always has someone there to take pictures and interview attendees.

Weir says, “I am pleased and thankful to be honored by the Jackson BPW. It has been a delight to get to know everyone associated with both the Jackson BPW and the Harriet A. Myer Chapters of the BPW.”

Weir moved to Michigan during high school, attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism; and the University of Toledo College of Law, earning his law degree. He practiced law for 10 years before returning to journalism working for a small paper in Saline, and then joining the Legal News organization.

He is married to Barbara, a special education teacher. They have two adult children, and reside in Saline.

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