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Foster Swift Attorney Julie Fershtman Selected for Michigan's State Bar 21st Century Task Force

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July 17, 2015

LANSING, Mich. –Foster Swift shareholder and past State Bar of Michigan president Julie I. Fershtman was appointed by State Bar of Michigan President Thomas C. Rombach to co-Chair the State Bar of Michigan’s 21st Century Practice Task Force.  Joining Fershtman as co-Chair of the Task Force is past State Bar president Bruce A. Courtade of Grand Rapids.  The task force will recommend how the State Bar can best support lawyers’ professional development in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. The task force will also look at the potential for modernizing Michigan’s attorney regulation in response to those changes. 

For more information, please visit the State Bar of Michigan 21st Century Practice website at:

Fershtman is a past president of the 43,000-member State Bar of Michigan.  She is also a Trustee of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, a Director of the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society, and a Fellow of the American, Michigan, and Oakland County Bar Foundations.  She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and Michigan Super Lawyers.®  She concentrates her law practice in the areas of business litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage, sporting and recreational liability, and equine law.

Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC is a full service law firm founded in 1902.  The firm employs 90-plus attorneys and more than 100 support staff in five locations; Lansing, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Grand Rapids and Holland.  For more information about the firm, its attorneys and to access recent publications, visit