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Month: October 2021

Paul Palinski Joins the Council of the State Bar of Michigan’s Intellectual Property Law Section

Dobrusin Law Firm shareholder Paul Palinski is the newest member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Intellectual Property Law Section Council. He assumed his duties following a swearing-in ceremony on October 7, 2021, and will serve a three-year term.

The Intellectual Property Law Section provides education and information on federal and state patent, trademark, and copyright law matters through seminars, publications, and networking events.

This is the second volunteer leadership position Paul has stepped into this year. In July, he was appointed to the board of trustees of McLaren Oakland, a hospital that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County communities.

We congratulate Paul for taking on this new role with the Intellectual Property Law Section and representing the many IP practitioners in Michigan.

Erin Klug Voted Chair-Elect of the State Bar of Michigan’s Animal Law Section

The members of the State Bar of Michigan’s Animal Law Section voted to install Dobrusin Law Firm shareholder Erin Klug as Chair-Elect of the group’s leadership council for the 2021-2023 term. The election and took place at the section’s annual meeting in September.

The Animal Law Section provides education, information, and analysis about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, public service programs, and publications.

Besides her patent, copyright, and trademark law practice and the valuable intellectual counsel she gives to her clients, Erin is a longstanding animal advocate. In law school, she was a member of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and since 2018, she has served on the board of directors of Attorneys for Animals, a Michigan non-profit comprising legal professionals devoted to animal protection and providing resources for people who care about them.

We join her husband and family (Lola, Almond, and Greta, all rescue dogs) in congratulating Erin on her new leadership role!

Rebecca Wilson and Kiwanis Club of Macomb Resume Fundraising for Children’s Charities

In another act of community involvement, Dobrusin Law Firm shareholder Rebecca Wilson has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Macomb since it was chartered. Although the pandemic halted their philanthropic activities in 2020, Becky and her Kiwanis Club colleagues resumed their fundraising efforts earlier this year, continuing their mission to support local children’s charities and give back to the community.

Recently, the Club presented a $500 check to the Parents and Friends of Glen H. Peters School. Founded 23 years ago, the Parents and Friends group acts as a parent-teacher organization for the special needs school in Macomb Township. Over the past two decades, they have raised money for playground equipment, a splash pad, and other features.

The Kiwanis Club of Macomb also presented $500 checks to Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids, a grassroots non-profit that provides wigs and support services at no charge to children and young adults experiencing hair loss due to cancer, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns, and other disorders; and North Star Reach, Michigan’s only barrier-free, fully-accessible medical camp serving children with significant health challenges and their families at no charge.

Pictured in the photo above (left to right): Laura Austin, Kiwanis Club of Macomb; Jill Pinkston-Bonner, Glen H. Peters School parent and media relations coordinator for the Parents and Friends group; Karen Brouillard, parent,  president, and founder of the Parents and Friends group; Rebecca Wilson, parent and Kiwanis Club of Macomb member; Shelley Petty, Parents and Friends group vice-president and PTO chair; Jennifer Shelton, Glen H. Peters School principal; and Pam Loller, parent and Parents and Friends group member.

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