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Law school conducts Pride Month virtual event

As part of its Community Conversations virtual event series, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will present “Pride Month with Preston Mitchum” online Monday, June 5, from noon to 1 p.m.  

Mitchum is a Black queer attorney, advocate, activist. He is the founder and principal of PDM Consulting, a multi-purpose consulting firm focused on the power of Black people, LGBTQ+ people, and young people.

In his 10+ years of legal and policy experience, Mitchum has served in multiple roles at nonprofit organizations to center the voices of historically oppressed communities.

He also has been an adjunct professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and at American University Washington College of Law.

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Society hosting annual scholarship, awards dinner

The Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers (ISIAL) will host its Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Gem Theatre in Detroit.

During the dinner, the ISIAL will present its Thomas “Tiger” Thornton Award, Charles R. Rutherford Jr. Award, and scholarships to Michigan law students.

Cost for this event is $90 for ISIAL members, $175 for member couples; $75 for ISIAL members less than 5 years, $140 for member couples less than 5 years, $65 for law students, and $100 for non-members.

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Annual SBM Young Lawyers Summit scheduled in Detroit

The Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host its 14th Annual Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 24 at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Speakers will include state Supreme Court Justice Kyra Harris Bolden and SBM President James Heath.

A welcome reception will be held Friday, June 23 at Comerica Park followed by a Tigers game. The reception will be held at the Tigers Club located at Comerica Park.

The ticket for Friday’s event is $35 for those who have registered for Summit; it includes both the reception and the ticket to the game.

Tickets for Summit are $50 for YLS members, $25 for law students, and $75 for others.  

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