Barristers Section

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.

Barristers Programs

  • Community Service Programs
  • Law School Committee
  • New Lawyer Admission Ceremony
  • School Partnership Program
  • Social Committee

2020-2021 Barristers Section Board

President: Morgan Schut, Fink Bressack

Past President: Erica Shell, Bodman

Emily Baldwin
Thomas Beindit
Eric Berlin
Alicia Bianchi
Kyle Bredell
Kevin Callahan
Kevin Clark
Erin Danne
Jonathan Demers
Anton Dirnberger
Brandi Dobbs
Nick Ellis
Erica Giroux
Alexandra Giuliani
Lena Gonzalez
Sasha Griffin
Ian Gross
Jacqueline Hayduk
Carina Kraatz
Ahndia Mansoori
Nick Marcus
Eric Minch
Emory Moore
Felicia O’Connor
Michael Olcese
Shelbie Rose
Bryce Rucker
John Sechler
Chris Struble
Ertis Tereziu
Hannah Treppa
Ryan VanOver
Luke Wolf
Katelyn Young

Michelle Mayfield, WSU Student Liaison
Rachel Selina, UDM Student Liaison
Anu Nandi, WSU Student Liaison

Hon. Robert Colombo, 3rd Circuit Court (retired)
Julie Van Hove, Detroit Bar Executive Director