Matches made with mentors


 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) conducted its second free training session for its Pro Bono Mentor Match  program on Friday, March 2, at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy.  

The OCBA offers the program in cooperation with Legal Aid & Defender Association Inc. (LAD) and the Family Law Assistance Project (FLAP) which is a collaboration between Lakeshore Legal Aid and Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  

Designed for new attorneys, the provides training and a match to a pro bono case along with an experienced mentor attorney.  

Among those taking part in the training were (left to right) Agenique Smiley of LAD, Rochester attorney Craig Lavoie, Nicole Neal Goodson of LAD, Cooley Associate Professor Ashley Lowe of FLAP, Jennifer Grieco of Neuman Anderson PC, Southfield attorney Dorian Wells, Lynda Krupp of LAD, Bob Sterling of Sterling & Schilling PC, OCBA President Peter Alter of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, & Weiss PC; and Kelly Bidelman of LAD.

Photo by John Meiu