Judges, attorneys join forces to inspire students


Legal professionals gathered at WMU-Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus on June 5 to offer law students, recent graduates and newly admitted attorneys advice on practicing law during the National Association of Women Judges 2018 MentorJet program. Pictured are (front row, left left right) retired Judge William Richards; Joan P. Vestrand, associate dean, WMU-Cooley; Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Martha D. Anderson; Clinton County Circuit Court Judge Michelle M. Rick; and Zenell Brown, executive court administrator, Wayne County Circuit Court; along with (middle row, left to right) Jody Lipton, Lipton Law; Sarah L. Rickard, Barton Malow; Brandy R. McMillion, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Michigan; Professor Linda Kisabeth, WMU-Cooley; and Krystal Player, judicial clerk to Judge Mark A. Randon; in addition to (back row) Oakland County Circuit Court Judges Denise Langford Morris and James Alexander; Bonnie Mayfield, Dykema Gossett; John J. Cipriani, division counsel, Field Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency; Charles R. Toy, associate dean, WMU-Cooley Career & Professional Development; Macomb County 41B District Court Magistrate Judge Ryan Zemke; and John Hohmeier, Scarfone & Geen, PC. Participating but not pictured were Amy Lynn Marino, Marino Law PLLC; Erin C. Flynn, Kelley & Kelley PC; and Samantha J. Orvis, Garan, Lucow, Miller PC. Vestrand said organizers were appreciative of the efforts of judges and attorneys who “volunteered their time to mentor and inspire out students.”

– Photo courtesy of WMU-Cooley


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