Law school hosts Mentor Jet program


– Photos courtesy of WMU-Cooley

GROUP PHOTO: Taking part in the Mentor Jet program were (front row, left to right) retired Judge Edward Sosnick, Hertz Schram PC; Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise Langford Morris; Administrative Law Judge Carmen Fahie, State of Michigan Licensing & Regulatory Affairs; Oakland County 46th District Court Judge Cynthia M. Arvant, and Wayne County 36th District Court Magistrate Judge Bari Blake Wood; along with (middle row, left to right) Rebecca L. Wilson, The Dobrusin Law Firm PC; Samantha Jolene Orvis, Garan Lucow PC; Shannon C. King, The Miller Law Firm; Lyndsey Kitson, Sullivan, Ward Asher, & Patton; Ben C. Lesnick, Olsman, MacKenzie, & Wallace; Katherine M. Pacynski, The Dobrusin Law Firm; and Choi T. Portis, City of Detroit Department of Water and Sewerage; in addition to (back row left to right) John Cipriani, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; Yolanda Bennett, Michigan Board of Water and Light; Michael N. Hanna, Morgan & Morgan; Bryant M. Frank, Soave Enterprises LLC; Barry Malone, Lakeshore Legal Aid; and Vassal N. Johnson II, Law Offices of Vassal N. Johnson PLLC.

On Wednesday, June 7, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus conducted its annual Mentor Jet program, co-sponsored with the National Association of Women Judges, which matched law students with leading lawyers and judges to learn about law practice and job opportunities. The speed networking event was hosted by NAWJ District 7 Director Clinton County 29th Circuit Court Michelle M. Rick, the WMU-Cooley Law School Career and Professional Development Department, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (Auburn Hills Student Chapter), the Jewish Law Students Association, and the Shirin Ebadi House Council. “We are so thankful to Judge Rick and all the attorneys and judges who volunteered their time for this important program,” said Shari Lesnick, WMU-Cooley Law School Career and Professional Development coordinator. “Their support, combined with our ongoing collaboration with the National Association of Women Judges, helped make this year’s event successful.”