Meet & Greet


– Photo by John Meiu

The State Bar of Michigan Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section hosted a Meet & Greet event on Friday, March 7, at Black Finn in Royal Oak. During the networking event, Tish Vincent (second from left), program administrator for the SBM Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program, delivered a feature presentation on Wellness and Healthy Stress Management.  Happy to welcome Vincent were (l-r) Doreen Defauw, Jennifer Petty, Linda Jevahirian, Jean Mitchell-Walster, Marianne Delaney, Teresa Duddles, and Kim King. The Meet & Greet was open to both members and non-members of the section and provided attendees with the opportunity to meet members of the section, council, and committee members, connect with local paralegals and enjoy free appetizers. The event also featured a raffle to raise money for the Section Scholarship Fund. The SBM Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section originated in 1990 and provides education to its members through publications, seminars, and professional networking. Additional information can be found at or on Facebook at