Mentor Project


Western Michigan University Cooley Law School held its fourth annual MentorJet program at its Auburn Hills campus June 11. The program, developed by the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), was hosted by NAWJ District 7 Director, the Hon. Michelle M. Rick (29th Circuit Court), and sponsored by the WMU-Cooley Law School Student Bar Association (Auburn Hills),  Kizy Law, PLLC, and the NAWJ. The event brought together judges, lawyers and law students for a speed networking session. Pictured are (front, l-r) Hon. Katherine Hansen, 36th District Court; Hon. Michelle M. Rick, 29th Circuit Court; Hon. William Richards, 46th District Court; and Associate Dean and Professor Joan P. Vestrand; (middle row) Anisha Rutkowski, Rutkowski Law Firm; Samantha Jolene Orvis, Collins Einhorn Farrell, P.C.; Kristina Bilowus, judicial law clerk to the Hon. Elizabeth Pezzetti; and Carolyn Noble, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook; (back) Shari F. Lesnick, career and professional development coordinator, WMU-Cooley Law School; Erin Moss Ferguson, The Mike Morse Law Firm; Richard Sulaka, Public Works Commission, Macomb County; Jeffrey May, Career Law Clerk to the Hon. Mona K. Majoub, United States District Court, Eastern District, Michigan; Lewis Langham, Prof. Emeritus, WMU- Cooley Law School; Ali K. Hammoud, The At Law Group, P.L.L.C.; and Choi Portis, Seikaly & Stewart.


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