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Warner welcomes new associates

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP recently welcomed three new attorneys to the firm, including Lucy J. McManaman who is based in the Grand Rapids office.

McManaman, who is gaining experience in a variety of legal matters before selecting a practice group, received her law degree magna cum laude from the Michigan State University College of Law and her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan in Latin American and Caribbean studies.

She has served as an intern for the State Bar of Michigan Access to Justice Initiative and as a Spanish language intern for Justice for our Neighbors in Beverly Hills, Mich.

McManaman, as well as Christopher M. LeClair and Brianna Loder who have joined the firm’s Southfield office, have been admitted to the State Bar of Michigan.


Jocelyn Benson honored by Sierra Club

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was selected as Sierra Club’s 2020 Environmentalist of the Year in Michigan for her  work in safeguarding democracy during this year’s  elections. 

The award is Michigan Sierra Club’s highest honor and for the first time in its 30-year history it recognizes the critical importance of elections and voting in protecting the state’s environment.  

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter also is honoring more than a dozen other Sierra Club volunteers for their contributions; and recognized the non-profit news site, Michigan Advance, with the 2020 Environmental Journalism Award for the Advance’s outstanding reporting on the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline controversy.

“In this most challenging of years, it is particularly important to honor those among us who overcome all obstacles and stand out in protecting our Great Lakes environment,” said Gail Philbin, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Director. “They are Michigan heroes and we are grateful for what they do day in and day out to ensure our state is a better place.”


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