The Thomas M. Cooley Law School today announced that Martha D. Moore, assistant dean of Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus, has been appointed vice chair of the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission (AGC) by the Michigan Supreme Court.
As the investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Michigan Supreme Court, the AGC addresses allegations of attorney misconduct. The AGC serves to maintain and promote the integrity of the State Bar of Michigan and protect the public, courts and the legal profession.
Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly noted that Moore previously served on the AGC board and as an AGC staff attorney.
“Ms. Moore brings impressive credentials to this appointment, and her record of service to the AGC was certainly a factor in the Court’s decision to name her vice chair,” the chief justice said.
Amy Timmer, Cooley’s associate dean of students and professionalism, said, “We are so proud of Dean Moore’s appointment. She exemplifies the kind of ethical conduct and service to the legal profession that we try to instill in our students. She is a superb role model.”
Moore was named assistant dean of Cooley’s newly expanded Auburn Hills’ campus in June. During her time as an associate professor at Cooley, Moore taught Professional Responsibility and Civil Procedure I.
Moore currently serves as a panel member for the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee, in which she plays an influential role in character and fitness matters pending before the State Bar. She also serves on the board of directors of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, a bar association in Oakland County focused on increasing minority representation in the legal profession and facilitating equal justice for underserved members of the Oakland County community. She also has participated as a leader in the State Bar of Michigan’s orientation on professionalism for new law students
Before joining Cooley’s faculty, Moore held a position as partner and shareholder at the firm of Moore Vestrand & Pozehl in Southfield, Mich.
“It is an honor and a privilege to serve the legal profession and the public in this capacity,” Moore said of her work with the AGC.
Cooley Law School is the largest law school in the nation. Founded in 1972, it operates J.D. programs across Michigan in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Lansing. Today, Cooley Law School has more than 13,000 graduates across the nation and worldwide and also offers joint degree and master of laws programs. Cooley offers enrollment three times a year; in January, May and September. Additional information about Cooley can be found at cooley.edu.