Service to the Community, Service to the Bar
The “Barristers” is the new lawyers section of the Detroit Bar. Historically, the Barristers have been the Association’s most active and service-oriented section, with a focus on service to the community and service to the Bar.
The Barristers provide new lawyers with the opportunity to expand their leadership skills, become involved in community service projects, attend educational seminars geared towards their practice area, and participate in fun networking activities designed with new lawyers in mind.
Who Can Become a Member of the Barristers Section?
Attorneys duly licensed to practice in the State of Michigan for ten years or less on the date of the Barristers’ Annual Meeting automatically become members of the Barristers section when they join the Detroit Bar Association. Membership in the Detroit Bar is free to all new attorneys for the first year following admission to the bar.
Also, students of accredited law schools who are members of the Detroit Bar are members of the Barristers section; however, law students are ineligible to hold office or vote.
- Community Service Programs
- Law School Committee
- New Lawyer Admission Ceremony
- School Partnership Program
- Social Committee
2019-2020 Barristers Section Board
President: Erica Shell, Bodman
Vice President: Morgan Schut, Kemp Klein
Treasurer: Sal Amodeo, Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC
Secretary: William Predhomme, Michigan Attorney General
Hon. Robert Colombo, 3rd Circuit Court (retired)
Julie Van Hove, Detroit Bar Executive Director