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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

It was such a tremendous honor to host the sold out 26th Annual Trailblazers Award and Scholarship Dinner, and to accept the gavel, as incoming President of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association! Thank you for the  overwhelming support of the marquee event and the mission of the bar association. It was a joy to celebrate Trailblazer Honorees Greg Conyers, Michelle Crockett and Ronda Tate Truvillion, and to award scholarships to law school and high school students. A very special thank you to our sponsors, General Motors, Jackson Lewis, Honigman, Lewis & Munday, Dickinson Wright, Oakland County Bar Association, and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, whose generous contributions made the event possible. Thank you also to Hon. Terrance Keith, Hon. Adrian Spinks, special guest Hon. Eric Clay and our supporters, Association of Black Judges of Michigan, Wolverine Bar Association, Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association, Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Miller Canfield, Dykema, Collins Einhorn Farrell, Foster Swift, Professor Dana Thompson and the University of Michigan Law School's Entrepreneurship Clinic and Zell Program, Second Ebenezer Church, Earlene Baggett-Hayes and Antoinette Raheem of The Law & Mediation Center and Offices, Justice Kurtis Wilder, Butzel Long, Plunkett Cooney, Legal Aid and Defender Association, State Bar of Michigan, Henry Ford Health System and all of the attendees who joined us in making the 2019 Trailblazers Dinner such a great success!

Yours in service,

Kimberley Ann Ward, Esq.

President

2019-2020

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Upcoming Events

National Bar Association Region VI Conference

The Michigan Affiliates of the National Bar Association are proud to host the 2020 NBA Region VI Conference, in Detroit, June 18 - 20, 2020.
June 18, 2020 | 9:00 AM

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Members on the Move

Reginald Turner ABA President-Elect Nominee 
Remarks to ABA House of Delegates, Feb. 17, 2020
Crains Detroit Business, Feb. 20, 2020 

Aaron Burrell, Straker Foundation Vice President and Straker Bar Association Past President,

Appointed as Chair of the State Bar of Michigan House of Representatives.

Congratulations to Straker Members, on Judicial Appointments!

  • Hon. Kristina Robinson, 36th District
  • Hon. Kameshia D. Gant, 6th Circuit
  • Hon. Cylenthia LaToye Miller, 3rd Circuit
  • Hon. Jacquelyn A. McClinton, 36th District