ABA leader addresses brunch


– Photo by John Meiu

The State Bar of Michigan Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee and Equal Access Initiative co-hosted the second annual Brunch for Bars on Sunday, April 17, at the Fort Shelby Double Tree Hotel in Detroit. The brunch occurred the morning after the Wolverine Bar Association’s 54th Annual Barristers Ball and offered an opportunity for leaders of local and affinity bar associations to network, share information, and discuss collaboration opportunities. Special guest ABA President Paulette Brown (right) provided an update on the Diversity and Inclusion 360 Commission that was initiated to formulate methods, policy, standards, and practices to best advance diversity and inclusion over the next ten years. Happy to welcome Brown to the event was State Bar of Michigan President Lori Buiteweg (left) of Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg PC.