'Lawyers as Catalysts for Social Change'


 The Wolverine Bar Association (WBA) hosted “Against the Grain: Lawyers as Catalysts for Social Change” on Tuesday, May 10, at the offices of Bodman PLC at Ford Field in Detroit.

Among those taking part in the meeting were (left to right) Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan Judge Craig Strong; Guy Sohou of Sohou Law; Niesa Trent Fagan of Bodman; Bridget McCormack, University of Michigan Law School associate dean; Alice Jennings of Edwards & Jennings P.C.; T.L. Summerville of Dykema Gossett PLLC; William H. Goodman of Goodman & Hurwitz PC; Brandy Robinson, law clerk, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, WBA president; Eric Mathis of Detroit Medical Center; Butch Holowell, general counsel of Detroit Branch, NAACP; Wayne County Circuit Court Referee David Perkins; Chantez Pattman Knowles of Bodman; Andrea Bradley of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, & Cohn LLP; and Michelle A. Carter of Bodman.

“Today’s panel is designed to look into the careers of lawyers who do public interest work or work to advance the public interest,” Robinson said. “We want to know what they do, why they do it, and why it’s important for the next generation of lawyers to take up social justice issues.”

Photo by John Meiu