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Genesee County Bar Association Committees  

All committees are commissioned by and responsible to the Board of Directors, appointed annually by the president of the Board. Committee actions, recommendations, endorsements and resolutions must be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval. Ad-hoc committees shall be established by the president when necessary.

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General Committees

ADR: Works with the court to inform and educate members on matters involving alternative dispute resolution.
Chair: Abner Tansil

Appeals Committee:
Chair: Vikki Bayeh Haley

Bar Beat: Publishes the bi-monthly Association newsletter and develops other public relations activities.
Chair: LindaLee Massoud, lindalee@massoud.org

Bankruptcy Committee:
Chair: Sherri Belknap

Bench & Bar
: Works with judges and court administrators to make recommendations to improve the system of justice and to educate attorneys and the public about changes in the law.
Chair: Tamara J. Phillips

Community Action Committee: Works to increase our charitable activities in Genesee County.
Chair: Jessica Hammon

Computer, Technology, and Social Media: To build a strong online presence to stay competitive in our market.
Chair: TBD

Criminal Law and Defender Program: Develops activities to educate of attorneys and the public about criminal matters and makes recommendations to improve the criminal law system.
Chair: Amy K. Harris

District Committee: Works with judges and court administrators to make recommendations to improve the system of justice and to educate attorneys and the public about changes in the law. 
Chair: Jeremy R.M. Piper, jpiper@piperlegal.com

Family Court Committee: Works with judges and court administrators to make recommendations to improve the system of justice and to educate attorneys about changes in the law. Also charged with improving the practice of domestic relations in Genesee County.
Chair: Barbara Dawes

Federal Practice Committee: Works with judges and court administrators to make recommendations to improve the system of justice and to educate attorneys about changes in the law.
Chair: Alec Gibbs

Golf Outing: Makes arrangements for the annual golf outing.
Co-Chairs:  Anthony Tomaszewski

Law Day: Organizes activities including the mock trial, debate, luncheon, guest speaker, awards, advice clinics and related publicity.
Chair: Sherri L. Belknap, sherribe@uawlsp.com

Lawyer Referral and Information Service: Recommends policy for the Lawyer Referral and Information Services.
Chair: Kurtis L.V. Brown, kbrown@usol.com

Legal Aid: Promotes pro-bono opportunities for members within the county.
Chair: Jill L. Nylander, jnylander@lsem-mi.org

Probate Committee: Works with judges and court administrators to make recommendations to improve the system of justice and to educate attorneys and the public about changes in the law.
Chair: Craig L. Wright, wrightmetcalf@gmail.com

Professional Practice and Ethics Committee: Helps members improve civility. May develop mentor programs to assist attorneys in the practice of law and other matters relating to professional development. Chooses Herbert A. Milliken Civility Award recipient.
Chair: Craig McAra

Standards For Professional Conduct Within Michigan's Seventh Judicial Circuit

Ad-Hoc and Special Committees
The following committees are ad-hoc or special committees not open to the general membership due to restrictions on bylaw provisions or by special designation by the president: Bylaws, Executive, Finance, Nominating, LRIS Review, and Bench and Bar.