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Katherine Pacynski Graduates from Leadership Oakland’s Cornerstone Program

We congratulate Dobrusin Law Firm shareholder Katherine Pacynski on graduating from Leadership Oakland’s select leadership development program, Cornerstone. Through a series of monthly day-long sessions led by subject matter experts and a day of service to end the term, Cornerstone focuses on informing and preparing southeast Michigan’s emerging leaders, a nine-month program Katie recently completed.

As a member of Leadership Oakland’s Class XXIX, Katie gained insight into topics impacting neighboring cities and counties. From government and the justice system to healthcare and education, the program offered perspectives about Southeast Michigan’s interconnected economic, civic, and municipal communities.

“I have enjoyed watching Katie blossom professionally, from a timid law clerk to her role as a community leader, full-time working parent, and shareholder of our Firm,” said Dobrusin Law Firm Founding Shareholder Eric Dobrusin. “The Leadership Oakland Cornerstone program has proven a successful training ground for law firm shareholders Kristen Pursley and Dan Aleksynas, and it will be fun to see how Katie puts her skills to new use.”

The Dobrusin Law Firm was also proud to sponsor the Leadership Oakland Day of Service for Class XXIX.  Throughout the year, the class raised funds for and coordinated the purchase of two swing sets, a playscape, and a chicken coop and chicken run for the House of Providence Holly campus.  In May, the members of the class worked together to build the playground and chicken run, giving the boys at House of Providence, many of whom have suffered unimaginable abuse, a place to play and learn.

Originating in 1990, the Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program’s goal is to identify leaders and provide them with a network of colleagues, a deep understanding of the region’s challenges, and an opportunity to bring value to their own organizations, creating new levels of leadership. For information about Leadership Oakland or to apply to the Cornerstone program, please visit

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