Affinity bar challenge raises funds


The Third Annual Affinity Bar Charity Challenge took place Thursday, Jan. 31, at Otus Supply Co. in Ferndale. The Oakland County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM), Women’s Bar Association (Oakland County region of WLAM), WLAM-Wayne, WLAM-Macomb, the Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, the Arab American Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan, and the Hellenic Bar Association all took part in the challenge.  Each participating bar association represented a charity. Attendees voted for their favorite bar association by donating cash (“tips”) to each association’s “tip jar.” All tips go to the charities selected by each respective bar association. Among those on hand for a fun night of giving back were (left to right) Amber Cervantez, Straker President Tiffany Buckley-Norwood, WBA President-Elect Erin Flynn, Alyia Hakim, OCBA President Jim Parks, WLAM President Donna MacKenzie, WLAM-Macomb President Farrah Ramdayal, WBA President Tanya Lundberg, and Stephanie Martin.

– Photo by John Meiu