Gathering to celebrate 'Our Diverse Bar'

– Photo by John Meiu

The 7th Annual Michael K. Lee Celebrating Our Diverse Bar event was hosted recently at Traffic Jam &?Snug in Detroit. Among those enjoying the networking event were (left to right) Federal Bar Association (FBA) President Kim Altman, Elisa Angeli Palizzi of the FBA, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association President Frank Ortiz, Gregory Conyers with the State Bar of Michigan (SBM), SBM President Lori A. Buiteweg, Oakland County Bar Association President David Carl Anderson, Association of Black Judges of Michigan President Wayne County 36th District Court Judge Demetria Brue, Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan President Mayra Rodriguez, and South Asian Bar Association President Satyam Talati. The Macomb County Bar Association was among the organizations involved in the event. The get-together also was presented by the Albanian Bar Association, Arab American Bar Association, Armenian-American Bar Association, Association of Black Judges of Michigan, Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Catholic Lawyers Society, Chaldean American Bar Association, Charles A. Pratt Bar Association, D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, Davis-Dunnings Bar Association, Dearborn Bar Association, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Federal Bar Association—Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, Hellenic Bar Association of Michigan, Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan, Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers, Italian-American Bar Association of Michigan, Jewish Bar Association of Michigan, Lakeshore Bar Association, Latin American Bar Association Section, Michigan Asian Pacific American Bar Association, National Lawyers Guild—Michigan/Detroit Chapter, Oakland County Bar Association, Polish American Legal Society, South Asian Bar Association, Stonewall Bar Association of Michigan, Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association, Washtenaw County Bar Association, Wolverine Bar Association and Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.