Congratulations New Lawyers Committee
The New Lawyers Committee’s Motion Day Mentoring Program was awarded the “Service to the Bar” award from the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division at their Annual Meeting in Chicago on August 4.
NLC Immediate Past Chair, Jamie Low and NLC Vice-Chair of Public Relations, Syeda Davidson.
2012 May It Please the Court &
Meet the Judges Party
On Thursday, May 17, 2012, the New Lawyers Committee hosted their annual May It Please the Court seminar and Meet the Judges Party at Andiamo Bloomfield Township. Macomb County Circuit Court Chief Judge David F. Viviano, Oakland County Circuit Court Chief Judge Nanci J. Grant, and Wayne County Circuit Court Chief Judge Virgil C. Smith, served as the seminar panelists and gave their views from the bench and inside scoop on practicing in their courts. OCBA board member, Anne-Cole Pierce, moderated the sell-out seminar.
The May It Please the Court seminar panelists: Anne Cole-Pierce, Moderator; Hon. Virgil C. Smith, Third Judicial Circuit Court; Nanci J. Grant, Sixth Judicial Circuit Court; and Hon. David F. Viviano, 16th Judicial Circuit Court.
At the Meet the Judges Party, sponsored by Stout Risius Ross, attendees had the opportunity to meet and network with over 90 attorneys and 30 judges as well as participate in a silent auction. Through the proceeds from the ticket sales and silent auction, the event raised more than $3,300.00 for the committee’s charity New Day Counseling Helping Families Cope Program.
Left: Jonathan Martone, New Lawyers Committee Director; and attorney Joshua Borson.
Right: Sarah Harwood, New Lawyers Committee Director; Hon. Cynthia Walker, OCBA Director; and New Lawyers Committee members Michael Ohly and Travis Simmons.
Left: Syeda Davidson, New Lawyers Committee Vice-Chair of Public Relations;Elina Fonarev and Megan McGown.
Right:Jeff Kaplan, New Lawyers Committee Director; Schuyler Von Oeyen; and Debra Janicki, New Lawyers Committee Director.
7th Annual New Lawyers vs. OCBA Board
The New Lawyers Committee challenged the OCBA Board of Directors to their annual bowling challenge on Friday, March 2 at Thunderbird Lanes in Troy. The Board not only answered the challenge, but they claimed their fourth consecutive win. In addition to the fun competition, this year’s challenged raised a record-breaking $956.00 for the Helping Families Cope Program, the NLC’s 2011-2012 charitable organization.
Bowlers get ready to kick off the challenge
New Lawyers Committee Chair, Jamie Low and OCBA President, Peter Alter
fight over the coveted trophy
Holiday Adopt-A Family Project
The New Lawyers Committee worked with their 2011-2012 charity, the Helping Families Cope Program, to adopt a family for the holiday. As a result of the committee’s efforts, the family of six was showered with an overwhelming amount of support. They worked hard to ensure that the children’s’ holiday wishes came true. Some of the gift requests included: winter clothing, school clothes, shoes and boots, art supplies, a bike, a play tool set and items for their new-born baby. On December 21, committee members wrapped the donated items and put together $380.00 in Kroger gift cards for holiday meals. The committee looks forward to being involved in a similar project next year.
Jenna Huskinson, Allison Lavoie, Summer Parker, Lori Schmeltzer, Syeda Davidson, Sarah Harwood, Jeff Kaplan, Debra Janicki, Barry Malone
Jeff Kaplan assembles a bike, Summer Parker wraps gifts for the family, and OCBA President
Peter Alter helps with the effort.