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Attorney Moore Elected First Chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan’s New Agricultural Law Section

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February 27, 2013

Attorney Liza Moore was elected the first chairperson of the new Agricultural Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan during the Section's first organizational meeting Jan. 23, 2013. Forty-nine attorneys from across Michigan traveled to Lansing to participate in the meeting, adopting Section Bylaws and electing the Section's first officers and council.

Foster Swift attorney Todd Hoppe, leader of the firm’s Business and Corporate Practice Group, was also elected to the Section’s Council for a two-year term.

Moore worked with other attorneys to form the Agricultural Law Section, with the goal of better serving the vibrant and diverse agricultural industry. The State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the proposal Moore and others submitted to create the new Section. The Section now has more than 130 members and is still developing its programs and activities. The Section’s annual meeting is scheduled for September 19, 2013 in Lansing (in conjunction with the State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting).

Moore’s involvement in agriculture is life-long. She grew up working on her parents' farm in Indiana and served the Indiana FFA Organization as its state Northern Region Vice President. Moore is currently serving on the board of directors of the Michigan Future Farmers of America Foundation and Ingham County Fair Foundation.

She has been a part of the Foster Swift Collins & Smith law firm since 2008 and is currently the group leader of the Agricultural Law Team, providing comprehensive legal counsel for the agricultural industry.

She received her Juris Doctorate cum laude from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington. Moore earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from The University of Chicago.