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Willis Law named to 2017 SBM Pro Bono Circle of Excellence

Willis Law has been named again for 2017 into the Pro Bono Circle of Excellence by the State Bar of Michigan. This year, Willis Law has earned the Leadership Level, which is the top level of pro bono recognition in the Circle of Excellence. This was achieved though asking attorneys to donate 10% of their time to improving the community through service. Many of our lawyers are members of local non-profit boards including Big Brothers Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity. Willis Law also offers pro bono legal services through a monthly legal clinic at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission and the YWCA of Kalamazoo.

Willis Law is a full-service business law firm headquartered in downtown Kalamazoo with offices in Grand Rapids and Paw Paw. To stay connected with Willis Law, please visit our website at www.willis.law or follow us on Facebook.

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Dickinson Wright adopts ABA Resolution 113 regarding diversity

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has adopted the American Bar Association’s Resolution 113 urging law firms to “expand and create opportunities at all levels of responsibility for diverse attorneys.”

“We are pleased to adopt ABA Resolution 113 as we continue our efforts to create a diverse and inclusive culture for all of our lawyers and employees,” said Harlan Robins, Co-Chair of Dickinson Wright’s Diversity Committee. “At Dickinson Wright, we know that hiring and retaining a diverse workforce represents a commitment to equality as a fundamental component of our corporate values and those of our clients and other key stakeholders.”

Resolution 113 was adopted by the ABA in 2016; it “...urges all providers of legal services, including law firms and corporations, to expand and create opportunities at all levels of responsibility for diverse attorneys and urges clients to assist in the facilitation of opportunities for diverse attorneys, and to direct a greater percentage of the legal services they purchase, both currently and in the future, to diverse attorneys.”

Dickinson Wright is a recognized leader among law firms for diversity initiatives. For decades, Dickinson Wright has been a pioneer in all aspects of diversity – both within the firm and in communities where we do business. From associate level to management, Dickinson Wright is committed to recruiting and supporting diverse candidates, knowing that a diverse team enables them to offer clients a variety of mindsets when approaching complex legal issues.

To learn more, visit www.dickinson-wright.com/our-firm/commitment-to-diversity