Gathering for the first time since March 2020, the Pilot Bar Association met on November 16, 2021, for its Annual Meeting at Villa Penna in Clinton Township.
Tim Orlando, a past parent and president of the group, welcomed the more than 30 members to the evening.
Mike Kus, ‘69, led a panel discussion that included Michigan Supreme Court Justice David Viviano, ‘90, and District Court judges Jake Femminineo, ‘88, John Chmura (past parent), and Mark Fratarcangeli (current parent).
The group discussed how the pandemic has impacted their courtrooms, and how they each use Zoom calls to handle cases.
Pete Lucido, ‘78, the Macomb County Prosecutor, was also in attendance and commented on how the Prosecutor’s office is utilizing virtual tools.
Dennis Koch, ‘94, DLS Director of Alumni Relations, was pleased with the turnout.
“These men are tremendous professionals,” Koch said. “And their interest in the Bar Association, and how it can benefit not only themselves, but also young alumni and current students, is really terrific.”
Koch said the group will be part of the Career Day Planning, as well as helping with the DLS Mock Trial team.