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The Walter Bentley Minority Bar Passage Program (MBPP)

The Walter Bentley Minority Bar Passage Program (MBPP) is designed to improve bar passage rates of law school graduates sitting for the Michigan Bar Exam.  Traditional bar review courses focus only on the multi-state portion of the exam, MBPP focuses on the essay writing portion and effective essay writing techniques to help you maximize your overall essay exam results. The program is approximately Seven (7) weeks, and includes weekly examinations, a mock bar examination, group and one-on-one essay technique review sessions, as well as lectures by local attorneys.  MBPP provides assistance in the areas of: (i) Essay Writing Skills/ Strategy; (ii)...

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59th Annual Barristers’ Ball – July 11, 2020


The Wolverine Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable arm of the Wolverine Bar Association seeks your generous support and attendance at the 59th Annual Barristers Ball on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The organization's roots trace back to 1919 when it was originally founded as the Harlan Law Club. This year marks 100 years of leadership in the legal community so this is a can't miss event! This year, the Wolverine Bar Foundation's theme is Go Forward. Now, more than ever, we must work collectively to improve diversity and inclusion in the legal profession,...

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Wolverine Bar Association Holiday Party 2019


The Wolverine Bar Association and the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association to host their annual holiday party on Thursday, December 19th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at The Atheneum Hotel on 1000 Brush St, Detroit, Michigan. Admission (cash or checks accepted at the door) $15 for law students $25 members $35 non-members  ...

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25th Annual Trailblazers Dinner

Please join WBA at the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association's 25th Annual .  We have a table with several seats available to members.  Please contact Macie Gaines at: or 248-733-3378 if you wish to attend.  Additional information is below. Download Flyer: 2018 Trailblazer Dinner...

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