The Women’s Bar Association (WBA) held its annual dinner at the Birmingham Athletic Club on May 26, 2022, and as the event’s Gold Sponsor, The Dobrusin Law Firm’s presence was widely seen at the event.
The WBA, representing the Oakland Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, seeks to advance the interests of women in the legal profession and promote equality for all. Three Dobrusin attorneys have led the organization as president – Kristen Pursley (2016-17), Erin Klug (2017-18), and most recently, Katherine Pacynski (2020-21).
As immediate past president and in her final responsibility before stepping off the WBA Executive Board, Katie planned the gala, including a cocktail hour, appetizers, and a full-capacity sit-down dinner for the attorneys, judges, and families in attendance. Katie also introduced the new board for 2022-23.
During the program, retired Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise Langford Morris received the Joan Young Judicial Excellence Award (presented by Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Kameshia Gant), and Channelle Kizy-White received the Evelyn Forrest Distinguished Advocate Award.
Additionally, outgoing WBA President Kristina Bilowus honored Katie Pacynski with the Model Leader Award for her contributions to the board, describing Katie as “one of the most effective past WBA presidents in recent memory.”
We congratulate Katie for planning a fantastic event, her years of valuable service to the WBA, and her well-deserved recognition!