Law students, recent graduates and newly admitted attorneys had the opportunity to meet judges and attorneys during the National Association of Women Judges 2018 MentorJet program at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus. The speed mentoring format allowed those in attendance to meet with a variety of legal professionals and gain knowledge about working in the field of law.
“Judge Michelle R. Rick and our Career and Professional Development department worked very hard to put this program together,” said WMU-Cooley Associate Dean Joan P. Vestrand. “We appreciate that this distinguished group of judges and attorneys volunteered their time to mentor and inspire our students.”
The June 5 event was coordinated by WMU-Cooley’s Career and Professional Development Department and co-sponsored by the Organization of Women Law Students, the Black Law Students Association and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society.
Pictured: Legal professionals gathered at WMU-Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus on June to offer law students, recent graduates and newly admitted attorneys advice on practicing law during the National Association of Women Judges 2018 MentorJet [MSN1] program. Pictured are (front row, left-right) Hon. William Richards, visiting judge and retired 46th District Court judge; Joan P. Vestrand, associate dean, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School; Hon. Martha D. Anderson, Oakland County Circuit Court; Hon. Michelle M. Rick, 29th Circuit Court; Zenell Brown, executive court administrator, Wayne County Circuit Court; (middle row) Jody Lipton, Lipton Law; Sarah L. Rickard, Barton Malow; Brandy R. Mcmillion, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Michigan; Professor Linda Kisabeth, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School; Krystal Player, judicial clerk to Hon. Mark A. Randon ; (back row) Hon. Denise Langford-Morris, Oakland County Circuit Court; Hon. James Alexander, Oakland County Circuit Court; Bonnie Mayfield, Dykema Gossett; John J. Cipriani, division counsel, Field Division of The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency; Charles R. Toy, associate dean, WMU-Cooley Career & Professional Development; Magistrate Judge Ryan Zemke , 41B District Court; and John Hohmeier, Scarfone & Geen, PC. Participating, but not pictured: Amy Lynn Marino, Marino Law, PLLC; Erin C. Flynn, Kelley & Kelley, P.C.; and Samantha J. Orvis, Garan, Lucow, Miller, P.C.