On October 25, 2012, Legal Aid of Western Michigan presented the annual Mike Barnes award to attorney Pete Garthe at the reception at the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids. The award recognized his many hours of pro bono work for the low income clients of Legal Aid.
The Michigan Immigration Rights Center announced that it is working with the Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to provide consultation and assistance to young persons who may be eligible for deferment under the Act. Susan Reed, director of MIRC, said today.
On April 17th, LSC was honored to co-host a White House forum on the state of civil legal assistance. The two-hour event featured spirited discussion by a diverse group of national leaders and directors of LSC-funded legal aid programs.
LAWM Deputy Director Mary Ellen Drolet was interviewed for a regular feature in the Herald Palladium.
The ACLU of Michigan’s Southwest Branch will host a public forum on September 28th at the Douglass Community Center at 1000 West Paterson Street, Kalamazoo, MI, from 7:00pm-8:30pm on the school-to-prison pipeline’s impact on students in Kalamazoo. Students and parents of students are encouraged to attend as the topic of conversation will center on students’ rights and responsibilities pertaining to suspensions and expulsions. For more information, contact Merissa Kovach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A partner with the Varnum Law firm who has volunteered more than 1500 hours of her time through Legal Aid's Pro Bono Program was the honored guest at the annual event at the BOB on October 28.
Lori Rumsey, long-time secretary to Judge William Welty, St. Joseph county District Judge, is this year's recipient of the John N. Vlachos award.