'Celebrating Our Diverse Bar'

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Area attorneys gathered Thursday, March 3, at Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Cafe for a mixer called "Celebrating Our Diverse Bar."

State Bar of Michigan President Tony Jenkins (ninth from right) addressed the gathering, which was hosted by area bar associations including the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association; Arab American Bar Association; Armenian-American Bar Association; Black Women Lawyers Association; D. Augustus Straker Bar Association; Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan; Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan; Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers; South Asian Bar Association of Michigan; Women Lawyers Association of Michigan; Women Lawyers Association of Michigan -- Macomb Region; Women Lawyers Association of Michigan -- Wayne Region; and Wolverine Bar Association.

Also among those enjoying the evening were (left to right) Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan Judge Lawrence Talon; Michigan Court of Appeals Judges Jane Markey and Karen Fort Hood; Wayne County 36th District Court Judges William C. McConico and Katherine Hansen; State Bar of Michigan Director of Diversity Gregory Conyers; Jim Feinberg of James L. Feinberg & Associates; Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Cynthia Stephens; Diane Margosian Paulsen of Paulsen Law Office PLLC; Elizabeth Stafford of the U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of Michigan; Lawrence Garcia of Turfe & Garcia PLLC; Roshunda Price of VHS of Michigan Inc Legal Affairs; Elizabeth Jolliffe of Your Benchmark Coach; Dona Tracey of Dept of Veteran's Affairs; Ben Jeffers of Dykema Gossett PLLC; Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Kirsten Frank Kelly; and Elisa Angeli Palizzi of Miller, Canfield, Paddock, & Stone PLC. "This is our second 'Celebrating Our Diverse Bar Event,'" noted Angeli Palizzi. "We're gathering together to celebrate the diversity in the Detroit commjunity and to support each other in any way that we can."

Photo by John Meiu

Published: Tue, Mar 15, 2011

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