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LSSCM’s Circle of Excellence

In 2012, the following firms made significant contributions to LSSCM*:

  • Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick
  • Curtis & Curtis, P.C.
  • Dykema Gossett
  • Ferris & Salter, P.C.
  • Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. (Lansing office)
  • Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
  • Hooper, Hathaway, Price, Beuche and Wallace, P.C.
  • Kessler, Mullkoff & Hooberman
  • The Law Office of Andrew S. Muth
  • Miller Canfield
  • Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg, P.C.
  • Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C.
  • Schmick Law Offices, P.C.
  • Sinas, Dramis, Brake, Boughton & McIntyre, P.C.
  • Smith, Haughey Rice & Roegge, P.C. (Ann Arbor office)
  • Soble Rowe Krichbaum LLP
  • Thrun Law Firm, P.C.
  • Warner Norcross & Judd LLP (Lansing office)

*All of these firms met the State Bar of Michigan’s Voluntary Pro Bono Standard because each lawyer within these firms donated at least $300 or provided 30 hours of free representation for low income persons. The State Bar is revising its Circle of Excellence beginning in 2013 to recognize two tiers of donors—one at $300 per lawyer and the other at $500 per lawyer. The firms printed in bold are “early adopters”—who began donations at the $500 level in 2012.

LSSCM participates in the Access to Justice Campaign to increase resources for civil legal aid to the poor. The Access to Justice Campaign is a partnership of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan State Bar Foundation, and Michigan’s civil legal aid programs. Contributions to the ATJ Fund are received and administered by the Michigan State Bar Foundation according to the Access to Justice Fund Guidelines located at

LSSCM conducts private bar donation campaigns and asks for donations from attorneys and law firms in each of the counties where we provide services.

Friends of Legal Aid Campaigns (FOLA) – The Ann Arbor FOLA campaign was developed in 1988 and is an informal association of 64 Washtenaw County lawyers and Judges that serve as volunteer fundraisers. The Lansing office FOLA campaign was developed in 2007 and has 56 volunteer fundraisers involved.

We are fortunate to have dynamic and energetic leaders helping with our campaigns.

Following is a list of members of our Fundraising Leadership Committees:

  • Charles W. Borgdorf - Partner, Hooper, Hathway, Price, Beuche and Wallace, P.C., Ann Arbor
  • Michael E. Cavanaugh – Partner, Fraser, Trebilcock, Davis & Dunlap, P.C., Lansing
  • Chris T. Christ – Partner, Vandervoort Christ and Fisher P.C., Battle Creek
  • Thomas E. Daniels – Partner, Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C., Ypsilanti
  • Hon. Carlene Walz Lefere – Retired District Court Judge, Jackson
  • Lee B. Reimann – Partner, Willingham & Cote´ PC, East Lansing
  • Mary Kay Scullion – Attorney at Law, Lansing
  • Christopher Bruce Vreeland – Attorney at Law, Marshall

The support of lawyers in each of our communities is absolutely critical to the continued provision of civil legal aid to the poor. Many lawyers provide financial contributions, pro bono contributions, or both.

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