Straker Bar celebrates 20th Annual Trailblazers Awards Dinner, June 13

The D. Augustus Straker Bar Association is celebrating its 20th Annual Trailblazer Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 13, at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham beginning with a reception at 5 p.m. and followed by a dinner program commencing at 6 p.m. The theme for this year's event is "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants."

The Trailblazers being honored for their excellent years of service to the bench and the bar include Oakland County 46th District Court Judge Shelia R. Johnson; Earlene Baggett-Hayes, founder of The Law and Mediation Center PLLC; Lawrence C. Mann, trial attorney and partner at Bowman & Brooke; and Reginald M. Turner, member of the Executive Committee of Clark Hill PLC and a past president of the State Bar of Michigan.

Now in its twentieth year, the Trailblazer Awards recognize leaders in the legal community based upon their continuous individual contributions to the betterment of the legal profession. In addition to the Trailblazer Award honorees, the event also awards several scholarships to law students each year and provides invaluable networking and advertising opportunities for all those with interest in the legal community.

This year's Platinum Sponsors are Bank of America, General Motors, and Meritor, Inc.

Individual tickets for the dinner are $75 per person. For additional information, contact Straker President-Elect Rasul M. Raheem at 248-631-0322 or

Published: Tue, May 28, 2013