Four honored at 'Call to Justice' Awards


Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. (ELM), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Lansing, celebrated the Mid-Michigan 7th Annual Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards on Aug. 21 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing.

The awards, honoring those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan to advocate for, educate, and assist many different people, with a continued focus on older adults and persons with disabilities, were created in honor of Joe D. Sutton, former assistant and Chief Deputy Attorney General of Michigan and champion of Elder Law of Michigan. He served on the Board of Elder Law of Michigan from 2001 to 2005.

The 2015 honorees for Mid-Michigan are attorney Rosemary Buhl from the Law Office of Rosemary Howley Buhl, P.C.; Amy Tripp, managing partner at Chalgian & Tripp Law Office, PLLC; Shelly Stratz, Adult Protective Services; and Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic at WMU-Cooley Law School.

Awards events were also held in Detroit and in Grand Rapids.

Previous Call to Justice Awards Honorees include: U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (2013), Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelley (2011), Judge David M. Murkowski (2014), Attorney General Bill Schuette (2012), along with many attorneys, medical professionals, members of the press, and community activists.

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Photos courtesy of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc.