Law school hosts National Association of Women Judges MentorJet program


Legal professionals gathered at WMU-Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus on June to offer law students, recent graduates and newly admitted attorneys advice on practicing law during the National Association of Women Judges 2018 MentorJet program. Pictured are (front row, l-r) retired Judge William Richards; Joan P. Vestrand, associate dean, WMU-Cooley; Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Martha D.  Anderson; Clinton County Circuit Court Judge Michelle M. Rick; and Zenell Brown, executive court administrator,  Wayne County Circuit Court;  (middle) Jody Lipton, Lipton Law; Sarah L. Rickard, Barton Malow; Brandy R. Mcmillion, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Michigan; Professor Linda Kisabeth, WMU-Cooley; and Krystal Player, judicial clerk to Judge Mark A. Randon; (back row) Oakland County Circuit Court Judges Denise Langford Morris and James Alexander; Bonnie Mayfield, Dykema Gossett; John J. Cipriani, division counsel, Field Division of The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency; Charles R. Toy, associate dean, WMU-Cooley Career & Professional Development; Macomb County 41B District Court Magistrate Judge Ryan Zemke; and John Hohmeier, Scarfone & Geen, PC.  Participating but not pictured were Amy Lynn Marino, Marino Law PLLC; Erin C. Flynn, Kelley & Kelley PC; and Samantha J. Orvis, Garan, Lucow, Miller PC.

Photo courtesy of WMU-Cooley

Law students, recent graduates and newly admitted attorneys had the opportunity to meet judges and attorneys during the National Association of Women Judges 2018 MentorJet program at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus. The speed mentoring format allowed those in attendance to meet with a variety of legal professionals and gain knowledge about working in the field of law.

“Judge Michelle R. Rick and our Career and Professional Development department worked very hard to put this program together,” said WMU-Cooley Associate Dean Joan P. Vestrand. “We appreciate that this distinguished group of judges and attorneys volunteered their time to mentor and inspire our students.”  

The June 5 event was coordinated by WMU-Cooley’s Career and Professional Development Department and co-sponsored by the Organization of Women Law Students, the Black Law Students Association and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society.