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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

D. AUGUSTUS STRAKER BAR ASSOCIAION STANDS AGAINST INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Dear D. Augustus Straker Bar Association Members, and Supporters:

During the past few weeks, our daily lives have been impacted in unexpected ways, by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Please know that the health, safety, and well-being of our members and our community are our highest concern, as we all navigate through this global health pandemic, which disproportionately affects our community. Our hearts go out to those who are on the front lines, and to all who have been affected, during this unprecedented time. 

The D. Augustus Straker Bar Association is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, and the community. We have postponed upcoming events, out of an abundance of caution, and in compliance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Orders, and the recommendations of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Corporate Counsel Breakfast; Trailblazers Award and Scholarship Dinner; Straker Presidents' Reception; Courtroom Etiquette Seminar; and the National Bar Association Region VI Conference will be rescheduled at a later time.

Useful COVID-19 Resources and Pro Bono Opportunities are listed below, for reference. Explore our website for the latest announcements and information. Contact us at [email protected], with any questions, or to share news and announcements.

Best wishes for good health, safety and well-being.

In Service, 
Kimberley Ann Ward, Esq.
President, D. Augustus Straker Bar Association 
Deputy Director, National Bar Association Region VI

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Congratulations 
MEMBERS ON THE MOVE!

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

Aaron V. Burrell, SBM Representative Assembly Chair
State Bar of Michigan News, Sept. 26, 2019

Straker Past President Burrell sworn in as Chair of the State Bar of Michigan House of Representatives

Straker Members Appointed To The Bench

Governor Gretchen Whitmer Appoints 4 Straker members to the bench

  • Hon. Kristina Robinson, 36th District Court
  • Hon. Kameshia D. Gant, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Hon. Cylenthia LaToye Miller, Wayne County Circuit Court
  • Hon. Jacquelyn A. McClinton, 36th District Court

STRAKER IN THE NEWS!

Straker President joins ranks of Oakland County Bar Foundation
http://legalnews.com/oakland/1484994

Straker Bar Association Receives Michael K. Lee Award
http://legalnews.com/detroit/1480709/