A professional organization for private and government lawyers who practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
Our goal is to improve the practice of law in our federal courts and foster a positive and collegial relationship among the attorneys and judges who practice law and dispense justice in this district.
The Western Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Bench Bar Conference will be held September 30 through October 2, 2021, at Mission Point Resort, on beautiful Mackinac Island. We are honored that the District and Magistrate Judges of the Western District of Michigan are committed to attend the Conference. We are very excited about […]
Please join us on June 9, 2021, from noon to 1:30 p.m. for a panel discussion on effective advocacy in mediation and settlement conferences. We will have a panel of experienced mediators and magistrate judges who will discuss how attorneys can more effectively represent their clients in voluntary facilitative mediation and settlement conferences. This discussion will provide […]
Presented by Jim Wagstaffe. Details forthcoming.
We offer continuing legal education opportunities, including the annual Hillman Advocacy Program and periodic lunch programs focused on specific aspects of federal practice. We offer an award winning newsletter, the Bar & Bench, and we act as a liaison between the practicing lawyers and the judges in the district.