Daily Briefs (Feb. 16)

White named to WBA Executive Board

Channelle Kizy White, an attorney with Beals Hubbard in Farmington Hills, has been named to the Executive Board of the Women’s Bar Association (WBA), the Oakland County Chapter of the Women’s Lawyer’s Association of Michigan.  The WBA focuses on advancing the interest of women in the legal profession.

On the board, White will serve as corresponding secretary during the 2010-2011 term. At Beals Hubbard, White focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation and criminal defense. She has represented individuals in a wide range of commercial and business matters involving contract disputes, business formation, liquor licensing and other business matters.

FBA Book Club reviews ‘The Least Worst Place’

The Federal Bar Association – Eastern District of Michigan Chapter (FBA) will host its Building Relationships Between the Bench and the Bar Book Discussion on Thursday, March 18, beginning at noon in the Judges’ Conference Center, room 722, at the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit.

“The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days” by Karen Greenberg will be discussed.

There is no charge for FBA members and $5 per session for non-FBA members. Lunch will be offered for a $10 charge or attendees are welcome to bring their own.

To participate in the FBA Book Club, register online at www.fbamich.org or contact Brian D. Figot, FBA executive director, at (248) 358-0870 ext 11 or fbamich@fbamich.org.

For additional information on the book club, contact Andrew S. Doctoroff at (313) 465-7360 or adoctoroff@honigman.com.

Charles Toy to speak at ‘Celebrating our Diverse Bar’ Feb. 18

Several local bar associations have joined together to co-host “Celebrating Our Diverse Bar”  on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Fishbone’s Rhythm Kitchen Cafe in Detroit. The evening’s guest speaker will be State Bar of Michigan President Charles Toy. The cost to attend is $10 per person. A cash bar will be available.  To make a reservation to attend this event, contact Mitzy Sharp Futro at (313) 961-6120 ext. 201 or msharpfutro@detroitlawyer.com; or visit www.fbamich.org.

BWLA of Michigan hosts Harriet Tubman Award brunch Feb. 20

In celebration of African American History Month the Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan is hosting the Harriet Tubman Award Brunch. The Brunch will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African History, located at 315 East Warren at Brush Street in Detroit. The keynote speaker for the event is Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Cynthia Stephens. For ticket information, contact attorney Angela Williams at (313) 877-8774.