58th Annual Barristers' Ball hosted


– Photos by John Meiu

The Wolverine Bar Foundation and the Wolverine Bar Association (WBA) hosted the 58th Annual Barristers’ Ball on Saturday, April 6, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Every year, more than 1,500 leaders from the legal, business, civic and political communities attend the Barristers’ Ball to celebrate the best of the Southeastern Michigan community. This black-tie affair commemorates the WBA’s 100 years of commitment to diversity, excellence in the legal profession, and improvement to the quality of life in the metropolitan Detroit area.  The WBA was originally founded in 1919 as the Harlan Law Club.

The Barristers’ Ball is the signature fundraiser for the Wolverine Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the WBA. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to area law students, fostered attorney participation in pro bono activities aimed at benefiting the public, and sponsored community outreach programs and seminars on legal issues designed to improve the quality of life in local communities. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.