PRO BONO

In addition to clinical work in law school and an early career in litigation through Legal Aid, I have continued to support and perform pro bono work in three ways.

Pro Bono Representation

I will consider representing a client without charge, and recently completed a one-year representation in two related prisoner rights cases in federal and state court actions.

Pro Bono Dispute Resolution

In appropriate matters, I will, without fee, facilitate settlement through mediation or serve as an arbitrator.

Service-Equivalent Donations

I donate annually an amount recommended by the State Bar Association to an organization that provides legal services to those who need but cannot afford it.


COMMUNITY BOARDS & ORGANIZATIONS

BAR ASSOCIATIONS

I have long served in leadership positions in local, state and national bar associations.

National

Member and presenter, Federal Bar Association and American Bar Association;

Member of the ABA's Dispute Resolution, Environment and Natural Resources, and Litigation Sections;

Multi-year Vice-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA's Section on Environment, Energy and Resources;

Member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA's Section on Environment, Energy and Resources.

State

Member of the State Bar of Michigan;

Chair of the SBM's Environmental Law Section (2012-13);

Secretary-Treasurer and Chair-Elect of the SBM's Environmental Law Section (2010-2012);

Council Member and Chair of the Environmental Law Section Membership Committee for several years;

Member of the SBM's Dispute Resolution and Litigation Sections;

Member of State Bar Association of New York.

Local

Member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association;

Founder and Second Chair of the Grand Rapids Bar's Environmental Law Section;

Past Chair of the Grand Rapids Bar's ADR Section;

Member of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association;

Member of the GTLA Bar's ADR Committee.


HEALTH & ROWING