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Honigman Attorneys Support DMBA Volunteer Lawyers Program

March 1, 2002
The firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, each year encourages its members to complete their voluntary pro bono obligation--by providing service, making a donation, or with a combination of both.   This year, a number of lawyers at the firm chose to make a donation to the Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association through the Access to Justice (ATJ) Fund of the State Bar of Michigan.  Additionally, they specifically identified that their donation be earmarked as "operating funds," allowing the VLP to receive that money and use it to support current activities that fill the many needs facing our community today.   The VLP administers numerous pro bono projects -- all of which are collaborations with law firms and corporate legal departments, local legal aid and community outreach organizations, and/or local and special purpose bar associations.  The projects are designed to provide a variety of quality pro bono opportunities for attorneys and to help assist the low-income and indigent in our community.  It is necessary to obtain additional outside support that partnered with funds designated by the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and Detroit Bar Association Foundation, underwrite the costs associated with running these very successful programs.   Our thanks to the firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and the attorneys who recently made individual contributions to our Volunteer Lawyers Program.   As appeared in Michigan Lawyers Weekly, February 11, 2002