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WMU-COOLEY INTEGRITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES SPEAKER TALKS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PRO BONO SERVICE

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WMU-COOLEY INTEGRITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES SPEAKER TALKS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PRO BONO SERVICE 

On Monday, Nov. 3, Susan Kornfield of Bodman PLC was the keynote speaker at WMU-Cooley Law School Lansing campus’ Integrity in Our Communities Speaker Series. Kornfield, the recipient of the 2014 State Bar of Michigan John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award, spoke to students, faculty and those in the legal profession regarding the importance for attorneys to be involved in their communities and provide pro bono services to individuals who are less fortunate. 

Kornfield received this year’s Cummiskey Pro Bono Award for providing 10,000 hours of pro bono service for the homeless and other less fortunate individuals. Kornfield serves on the ACLU of Michigan Lawyers Committee and is the chair of Bodman PLC’s pro bono program, which has received state and national recognition.

Each term, WMU-Cooley’s Integrity in Our Communities Speaker Series offers individuals the opportunity to hear from attorneys, judges, and dedicated professionals who share their experiences on the topics of ethics, service, or professionalism. Bodman’s presentation was presented in collaboration with WMU-Cooley’s Career and Professional Development department and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.

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About Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School: Western Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School affiliated in 2014, combining the status of a nationally-ranked, public, comprehensive research university with the commitment to practical legal education of an independent, non-profit, national law school. WMU-Cooley is accredited by both the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The law school has provided nearly 20,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world, and enrolls classes in January, May, and September at its Lansing, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids, Michigan campuses, and its Tampa Bay, Florida campus. The Florida campus operates under the name Cooley Law School pending permission to use the WMU-Cooley name from the Florida Commission for Independent Education. WMU and Cooley continue to operate as independent institutions with their own governance structure and separate fiduciary responsibilities.


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