Duly Noted

 Borchard, Courtade, and Ellsworth join Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society

The Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to announce that Judge Fred L. Borchard, Bruce A. Courtade, and Peter H. Ellsworth have been elected to the Society’s Board of Directors.
Judge Fred L. Borchard is Chief Judge Pro Tem of the Tenth Circuit Court in Saginaw. Judge Borchard has been a long-time member of the Society and was nominated for a role on the Board by outgoing Director and long-time Saginaw attorney Eugene Mossner.
Bruce A. Courtade practices civil and commercial litigation for the Grand Rapids firm of Rhoades McKee. He is currently the Secretary of the State Bar of Michigan’s Board of Commissioners.
Peter H. Ellsworth is an attorney in the Lansing office of Dickinson Wright, specializing in commercial and business litigation, energy and sustainability, gaming, Indian law, insurance, and regulatory and administrative law.
“While our organization could not survive without our members, we would be equally lost without the dedication and leadership of the men and women who volunteer their time to serve on our Board of Directors,” said Society President Wallace Riley.
The Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society was founded in 1988 by Dorothy Comstock Riley during her term as Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. A nonprofit organization, the Society preserves documents, records, and memorabilia relating to the Michigan Supreme Court. It also produces publications, special events, and other projects to achieve its goals in education and restoration.