Applications for State Bar Committee Service Due May 15

State Bar President-Elect W. Anthony Jenkins invites Michigan lawyers to apply now for appointment to committees for the 2009-2010 bar year. Service on the committees is voluntary and occurs through an appointment process that begins with an application that must be filed by May 15.

''I encourage as many members as possible, especially those from our local and special purpose affiliate bar associations, to apply for committee appointments,'' Jenkins said. ''State Bar committees address nearly every aspect of the justice system in Michigan, and it is vital to have diverse representation on all of them.''

Nearly 30 standing and special committees work to improve the administration of justice in Michigan by following the State Bar of Michigan's strategic plan. Appointments for the 2009-2010 bar year are expected to be finalized by Sept. 1.

Questions about committees or the application process can be directed to Candace Crowley, SBM director of external development, at ccrowley or (517) 346-6319.

Published: Thu, Apr 15, 2010