New officers take over at NALS


Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker PLLC is pleased to announce that three of its legal secretaries were elected to the Executive Board of NALS of Detroit for the 2010-2011 term. NALS is a national leader in the networking and continuing education of legal professionals. NALS of Detroit serves as its local chapter in the metropolitan Detroit area. Mary Tortomose (right), secretary to attorneys Sharon Woods and Melonie L. M. Stothers, will begin her third term as president. Tortomose joined the firm in 1984 and joined NALS in 1999. In previous terms, she served as the Detroit Chapter’s vice president and treasurer. Lynne M. Bussinger (center), secretary to attorney Michael Reynolds, is the vice president/membership chair of the Detroit Chapter. Bussinger joined the firm in November of 1994 and joined NALS in 1992. She served as the Detroit Chapter’s president in 2002, 2007, and 2008. Cindy Taylor (left), secretary to attorneys Erica Fitzgerald and Jeffrey Stefan, is the treasurer and corporate secretary of the Detroit Chapter. Taylor joined BSDD in 2005 and joined NALS in 2006. In 2006, she passed the NALS Professional Legal Secretary examination to become a certified legal secretary. Barris Sott is proud of its legal staff’s achievements and contributions to the NALS organization.