Applications for State Bar committee service due April 24

State Bar of Michigan President-Elect Lori A. Buiteweg invites Michigan lawyers to apply now for appointments to committees for the 2015-2016 bar calendar year. Service on committees is voluntary and occurs through an appointment process that begins with an electronic application that must be filed by April 24.

“If you are like me, time is your most valuable asset,” Buiteweg said. “My personal investment in bar association work has been fulfilling in so many ways—from the people I meet to the relevant information I learn and decisions I help make. If you would like to meaningfully assist in the State Bar’s efforts to improve justice in Michigan and are prepared to work hard, please consider applying for a committee appointment.”

Nearly 30 standing committees work to implement the State Bar Strategic Plan, build effective programs that benefit Michigan lawyers and the public and improve the administration of justice in Michigan. Appointments for the 2015-2016 bar year are expected to be finalized before Sept. 1.

Additional information about the committees and a link to the online application can be found on the Committee Information webpage, For additional information, contact Candace Crowley at or 517-346-6319.