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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Women’s Suit Swap

The West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division, in conjunction with Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, invite you to a Women’s Suit Swap on Wednesday, March 30th at 5:00-7:00pm. Your admission is at least one clean, gently worn suit, and you will get to shop the collection. Any unclaimed suits […]

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2022 Michigan High School Mock Trial Volunteer Request

For over 30 years, the State of Michigan has been a beacon of civic educational light with respect to High School Mock Trial. Participating in decades of state and national competitions, Michigan is one of the premier programs in the National High School Mock Trial circuit. Michigan has risen to the Top 10 ranks in […]

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Press Release: Appointment of Jane M. Beckering as U.S. District Court Judge

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 […]

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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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