Welcome to the West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

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.

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Register for the 2022 Annual Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, which will be held at 12:00 pm on October 12, 2022, at the City Flats Hotel.  Please complete your registration by September 26, 2022.  An electronic registration form is below.

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Bar & Bench Spring 2022 Issue Now Available

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 […]

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Cybercrime Mitigation Practices: Keeping Your Data and Client Secrets Safe

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, […]

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West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Board of Directors

  • Chris O'Connor, PresidentU.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Michigan

  • Britt Cobb, President-ElectWilley & Chamberlain

  • James Liggins, SecretaryWarner Norcross + Judd

  • Amy Murphy, TreasurerMiller Johnson

  • Sean Tilton, Vice President of ProgramsFederal Public Defender's Office

  • Andrew Brege, Vice President of OperationsRosati Schultz Joppich & Amtsbuechler

  • Rebecca Strauss, National DelegateMiller Johnson

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The district comprises the western half of the Lower Peninsula and the entire Upper Peninsula.

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.

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