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 West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association invites you to attend its International Rule of Law Program on Wednesday, March 15 at noon. The program will be held in the Jury Assembly room at the Grand Rapids federal courthouse with a Zoom option. A Zoom link will be sent to the FBA’s membership via […]
The FBA is excited to partner with the Michigan State University College of Law to present a program on Appellate Advocacy. The program will be held in Castle Board Room at the Michigan State University College of Law. The program will feature three judges from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: […]
The Western District of Michigan’s (WDMI) Pro se Prisoner Civil Rights Early Mediation Program (PEM) provides early mediation conferences to assist the parties in settling pro se prisoner civil rights cases, brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, without the need for further court action. The WDMI is currently using its Voluntary Facilitative Mediation (VFM) panel […]
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.