Burgess Sharp & Golden partner Heidi Sharp gave a talk at the State Bar of Michigan’s Diversity Luncheon Series: “Balancing Parenthood & Legal Practice Without Dropping the Ball”. Fellow Labor & Employment Law Section members joined her at the Miller Canfield Detroit office for the seminar, which also featured presenters Naomi Oglesby of The Murray Law Group and Kevin Carlson of Kevin M. Carlson, PLLC.
Burgess Sharp & Golden Senior Counsel Joseph Golden participated as an attorney mentor for law students at Detroit Mercy Law’s annual Mentor Jet event, where legal professionals engage with students in a speed-networking format to offer advice on how to be successful in law school and start a career in law.
Syeda Davidson is on the board of directors at Affirmations, a community center for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. One of the programs in which she is an active participant is the Cross the Line (XTL) Youth Workforce Development Program, which empowers LGBTQ+ youth with successful workforce navigation skills. Syeda arms participants with knowledge about employment law so that they know their rights when they enter the workforce.
Following the governmental requirement for businesses with 15+ employees to provide maternity leave for female employees, attorney Heidi Sharp was featured on Detroit’s WWJ Newsradio 950 with morning anchor Tom Jordan. She explained that she’ll continue fighting for at least 9 months of paid leave for working mothers. Listen to the audio clip here:
Attorney Heidi Sharp is the Vice President of Board of Directors of Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, who held a Leader’s Luncheon this afternoon. Here we heard from several individuals, such as Board Members and locals personally helped by Habitat for Humanity.