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National Bar Association Region VI Conference

The Michigan Affiliate Chapters of the National Bar Association are pleased to host the 2020 NBA Region VI Conference, in Detroit, Michigan, June 18 - 20, 2020.
June 18, 2020 | 5:00 PM

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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.

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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 President joins ranks of Oakland County Bar Foundation

Straker Bar Association Receives Michael K. Lee Award