Every year, more than 1,500 leaders from the legal, business, civic and political communities attend the Barristers’ Ball to celebrate the best of the Southeastern Michigan community. This black-tie affair commemorates the WBA’s 100-year commitment to diversity, excellence in the legal profession and improvement to the quality of life in the metropolitan Detroit area.
The Barristers’ Ball is the signature fundraiser for the Wolverine Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the WBA. Since its inception, the Foundation has served as a force of change in Michigan. The Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to area law students, fostered attorney participation in pro bono activities aimed at benefiting the public, and sponsored community outreach programs and seminars on legal issues designed to improve the quality of life in the communities where we practice. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization. Thank you to those who help us continue the mission and programs of the WBA and WBF by attending this event and/or becoming a sponsor.
This year, the WBF’s theme is “Go Forward.” Now, more than ever, we must work collectively to improve diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, in efforts to ensure equal justice and equal access for those in the community overall. To that end, we have bolstered our pipeline programming efforts, which include new scholarship, mentorship and job opportunities for minority law students and high school students. By sponsoring the WBF’s signature fundraiser, you will support these efforts and have a direct and lasting impact on those coming through the pipeline and the community all together.