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.
We are pleased to distribute the Spring 2022 issue of Bar & Bench, our chapter’s quarterly newsletter. This year, we’ve decided to move to a PDF newsletter rather than the email format we’ve used the past couple of years. You can access the Spring 2022 issue here. The Spring 2022 issue contains a number of […]
The West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association invites you to attend its Cybercrime Mitigation Practices: Keeping Your Data and Client Secrets Safe Program on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at noon. The program will be held in the Jury Assembly room at the Grand Rapids federal courthouse with a Zoom option. A panel discussion, […]
The United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan is pleased to announce the appointment of the Honorable Jane M. Beckering as United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan. Judge Beckering will occupy the seat formerly held by Janet T. Neff, who now serves as a Senior District Judge. President […]
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.