2022 Presidents’ Dinner – July 13, 2022

Please join the Wolverine Bar Association, Association of Black Judges of Michigan and Straker Bar Association for the Annual Presidents’ Dinner as we celebrate and extend gratitude to our Presidents for another year of outstanding commitment and service during the 2021-22 Bar Year!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
The Detroit Athletic Club


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60th Annual Barristers’ Ball 2022 – April 30, 2022

Every year, more than 1,500 leaders from the legal, business, civic and political communities attend the Barristers’ Ball to celebrate the best of the Southeastern Michigan community. This black-tie affair commemorates the WBA’s 100-year commitment to diversity, excellence in the legal profession and improvement to the quality of life in the metropolitan Detroit area.

The Barristers’ Ball is the signature fundraiser for the Wolverine Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the WBA. Since its inception, the Foundation has served as a force of change in Michigan. The Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to area law students, fostered attorney participation in pro bono activities aimed at benefiting the public, and sponsored community outreach 36300905.1 programs and seminars on legal issues designed to improve the quality of life in the communities where we practice. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization. Thank you to those who help us continue the mission and programs of the WBA and WBF by attending this event and/or becoming a sponsor.

This year, the WBF’s theme is “The Comeback.” Now, more than ever, we must work collectively to improve diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, in efforts to ensure equal justice and equal access for those in the community overall. To that end, we have bolstered our pipeline programming efforts, which include new scholarship, mentorship and job opportunities for minority law students and high school students. By sponsoring the WBF’s signature fundraiser, you will support these efforts and have a direct and lasting impact on those coming through the pipeline and the community all together.

Purchase Your Ticket Now!

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Intro to Bankruptcy Law – March 24, 2022

Join Wolverine & Federal Bar Associations for Introduction to the Practice of Bankruptcy Law: Why Bankruptcy Law and the Opportunities in the Field for Law Students and New Attorneys.

When: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Where: Zoom Meeting

The panel will include:
Judge Mark Randon, United States Bankruptcy 
Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan
Ethan Dunn, Maxwell Dunn PLC
Michael Stevenson, Stevenson & Bullock PLC
Julie Teicher, Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC
Wendy Turner Lewis, Law Office of Wendy Turner Lewis, PLLC 

Moderated by Judge Maria Oxholm, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan 

Registration is free. Register here: https://membersnew.fbamich.org/events.php

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The CROWN Act Informational – March 17, 2022

The CROWN Act, which stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” prohibits race-based hair discrimination. Learn how you can support at The Crown Act informational event, hosted by the Wolverine Bar Association.

Join us for The Crown Act Informational Event
Thursday, March 17th at 5:30 PM
Location: Crème Brûlée Salon | 6406 Woodward Ave, 


Judicial Appointment Seminar – January 30, 2022

Sunday, January 30, 2022 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The Association of Black Judges of Michigan (ABJM), the Wolverine Bar Association (WBA), D. Augustus Bar Association (Straker) and the Black Women Lawyers Association (BWLAM) present a seminar to teach attorneys interested in judicial appointment how to properly prepare with strategies, tips and insight from those that have been appointed.

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WBA/Straker Holiday Party – December 16, 2021


Join us for Good Food, Good Music and Holiday Cheer!  

Thursday, December 16, 2021
5:30 pm – 8:30pm

The Atheneum Hotel
French Quarter Room
1000 Brush St., Detroit, Michigan

$15 Law Students | $25 Members | $35 Non-Members
Net proceeds to benefit the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
Mask recommended
Early drink tickets provided

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The Presidents’ Legal Agenda & Forum – November 12, 2021

WOLVERINE BAR ASSOCIATION presents “The Presidents’ Legal Agenda & Forum” with American Bar Association President Reginald M. Turner and National Bar Association President Carlos E. Moore.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Location: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Program: 6:00 pm

Reception: 7:30 pm

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Taste of Diversity with OCBA – October 21, 2021

The WBA is partnering with OCBA to bring together colleagues of local affinity bars at the biennial Taste of Diversity cocktail reception – celebrating our diverse and multicultural profession in a festive atmosphere with great food and friends. The evening will feature delectable hors d’oeuvres as well as the presentation of the Leon Hubbard Community Service Award and the Michael K. Lee Memorial Award.

When: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Great Lakes Culinary Center | Southfield, MI