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SBM Pro Bono Honor Roll applicants sought

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Pro Bono Honor Roll for individual attorneys, solo practitioners, law firms and corporations.

Applications are due April 30.

For the fourth year in a row, the State Bar of Michigan will publish the Pro Bono Honor Roll recognizing those who support access-to-justice efforts by providing qualifying pro bono legal services to low-income individuals and families throughout Michigan.

The 2022 Pro Bono Honor Roll will honor pro bono service performed during the 2021 calendar year.

Individual attorneys and firms are encouraged to report their qualifying pro bono service to the State Bar by completing an individual or firm/corporation Honor Roll application.

To report pro bono service information and apply for recognition on the 2022 Pro Bono Honor Roll, visit

Contact Robert G. Mathis, SBM Justice Initiatives counsel, at or 517-346-6412 for more information.

Online discussion focuses on prosecuting domestic terrorism

Wayne State University Law School will present Sita Doddamani (‘04) who will discuss “Prosecuting Domestic Terrorism in Michigan” in an online lecture Thursday, Jan. 27, from noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom.

Doddamani, head of the Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism Unit at the Office of the Michigan Attorney General, will discuss the challenges of prosecuting domestic terrorists who plan violent attacks.

To register for the free online lecture, visit and click on “events.”  

For additional information, email Prof. Gregory Fox at

SBM section looks at new laws, hot topics

The Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will continue its Homeward Bound series with a webinar on “Recent Legislation and Hot Topics” on the Horizon” on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

RPLS Legislative Committee Chair Dawn Patterson, National Underwriting Counsel, will begin with a discussion of new legislation affecting real property that has been passed into law during the last year.

Attendees will also hear from the section’s lobbyist, Tabitha Zimny, Karoub Associates, who will provide an update on bills that are currently pending in the state legislature.  Kevin Hirzel, Hirzel Law, is the program chair.

To register for the webinar, visit


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