Applications for State Bar committee service sought by May 11

State Bar President-Elect Bruce A. Courtade invites Michigan lawyers to apply now for appointment to committees for the 2012-2013 bar year. Service on the committees is voluntary and occurs through an appointment process that begins with an application that must be filed by May 11.

"Committee service is an excellent way for State Bar members to make a difference in our profession and the justice system," Courtade said. "From personal experience, I can tell you that my committee service not only gave me great insight into what the State Bar does on a daily basis to help its members and serve the public, but it also introduced me to lawyers from around the state who became great sources of inspiration, friendship and support."

Nearly 30 standing and special committees work to implement the State Bar's Strategic Plan, build effective programs that benefit Michigan lawyers and the public, and improve the administration of justice in Michigan. Appointments for the 2012-2013 bar year are expected to be finalized before September 1.

Applications can be submitted electronically at More information about the committees can be found at

For more information about committees or the application process, contact Candace Crowley, SBM director of External Development, at or 517-346-6319.

Published: Mon, Mar 19, 2012