Q: How did you get elected to be President of the State
Bar of Michigan?
A: The State Bar Board of Commissioners
elects officers each year. Members of the State Bar elect its Commissioners, although the Board of Commissioners also
includes individuals appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court as At-Large members. The board also includes the Representative
Assembly Chair, Vice-Chair and Clerk. The Young Lawyers Section Chair, Chair-Elect, and Immediate Past Chair serve with
us, as well.
For me, before I was elected to become a
State Bar officer, I was elected to serve on the Board by members of State Bar of Michigan District I. Before then,
I served two terms on the Board while Chair, Chair-Elect, and immediate past Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section (1994-1997), and while Chair, Vice-Chair, and Clerk of the State Bar Representative Assembly (1999-2002).