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Emiko Hayashi

Pro Bono Service

For Emiko Hayashi, pro bono is personal. Hayashi provides her pro bono clients with the same level of personal service, and the same amount of respect, as any paying client. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that she went above and beyond for a client she received from the State Bar of Michigan's Tax Pro Bono Referral Panel Program (Tax Program).
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From Law School to Supreme Court

Clinton Hubbell

Pro Bono Service

Much to Clinton Hubbell's disappointment, the Michigan Supreme Court recently held that juvenile offenders sentenced to life without parole prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 ruling in Miller v. Alabama (which found this practice unconstitutional) are not entitled to resentencing. But this does nothing to change the fact that his heroic efforts in the case, People v. Cortez-Davis, are worthy of high praise.
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ATJ Award Winner

Michael Chielens

Pro Bono Service

Michael Chielens spent his entire career helping those with nowhere else to turn. He carried with him a tremendous passion for helping the poor, wore his heart on his sleeve, and pulled no punches when it came to advocating for those in need. And he balanced this with a keen sense of humor and wonderful zest for life.
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Holli J. Wallace

Pro Bono Service

Rosa Parks famously said, "I sat down to stand up for courage." Those words drove Holli J. Wallace to do the same. Upon graduating from Michigan State University College of Law in 2004 and entering the practice of law, Wallace quickly realized that her true calling was helping others who could not help themselves.
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