Chief Justice McCormack swears in FLAC student attorneys

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack hosted a virtual swearing-in ceremony on May 29 for student attorneys in Wayne Law's Free Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC). Eight students took the Lawyer's Oath and had an opportunity to introduce themselves to McCormack before the ceremony began.

Student attorneys are: 

  • Lindsey Jemison
  • Donald Osinski
  • Chrisoula Pitses
  • Alia Sareini
  • Allison Tuohy
  • Ben VanBarr
  • Muthu Veerappan
  • Benjamin Wu

Assistant Professor (Clinical) Rebecca Robichaud is the faculty advisor for the Free Legal Aid Clinic and organized the ceremony with the Michigan Supreme Court. 

Also present for the ceremony were FLAC board members Cheyanne Brown, Emily Smith and Layla Sizemore, and supervisors Jennifer Shanley and Erma Thomas. 

FLAC is a student-run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, legal aid organization established by Wayne Law students in 1965. For more than 50 years, FLAC has provided Wayne County's elderly and indigent populations with quality legal representation. In this time, the organization also has provided countless Wayne Law students with a unique learning experience.

Learn more about FLAC

Watch the ceremony

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Contact: Kaylee Place

Phone: 313-577-4629


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