The D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, in partnership with Lakeshore Legal Aid and Southfield Human Services, hosted an expungement clinic on January 8, 2018. Approximately 240 people attended the clinic, which was held in Southfield and open to residents of Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. Attorneys from Straker Bar Association, Lakeshore Legal Aid and local law firms provided pro bono legal services. Over 40 volunteers, including law students, attorneys and staff from each organization, worked throughout the day to bring services to the community, and to make the expungement clinic a tremendous success.
About the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association
The D. Augustus Straker Bar Association is named after David Augustus Straker, who was the first African American to appear before the Michigan Supreme Court. The bar association was formed on October 4, 1990, as a special purpose bar association recognized by the State Bar of Michigan. It is also an affiliate of the National Bar Association. The mission of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association is to increase minority representation in the legal profession, support and encourage legal practice opportunities for minorities, and facilitate equal justice for all citizens. Membership includes a racially diverse coalition of lawyers, judges, in-house counsel and other legal professionals from Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties. For more information visit: http//www.strakerlaw.org