Bench-Bar Conference set for May 6

The 27th Annual Bench-Bar Conference, noon to 4 p.m., Friday, May 6, at Travis Pointe Country Club, includes an update by SBM President Lori Buiteweg; update on the Washtenaw County Courts by Judges David Swartz, Joseph Burke, Richard Conlin and Charles Pope; and the 5th Annual Pro Bono/Public Service Award with Hon. Karen Quinlan Valvo, Véronique M. Liem, Barbara A. Kessler, James A. Fink, and Gary Bruder. Barbara L. McQuade, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, is the keynote speaker.

Sponsors include Joseph J. Spiegel, Esq.; Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg, P.C.; and the Washtenaw County Legal News. For information or to become a sponsor contact Kyeena Slater at (734) 994-4912 or