Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan Board President Ann L. Routt will be honored with a Champion of Justice Award by the State Bar of Michigan at a banquet in Lansing tonight. Congratulations, Ann!
From the State Bar’s website:
“Thanks to the work of Ann L. Routt—deputy director of Legal Services of South Central Michigan—Ann Arbor, the surrounding counties, and the state are better places. During her nearly three decades with the organization, Legal Services of South Central Michigan has grown from an organization serving four counties to one covering 13 counties and overseeing five statewide programs: the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, the Michigan Poverty Law Program, Farmworker Legal Services, Michigan Legal Help, and the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative. Her career arc and the organization’s growth during that time are certainly impressive; even more inspiring is Routt’s work on behalf of domestic violence survivors, low-income parents, and others who would otherwise fail to get the legal representation they desperately need. In her tenure with Legal Services of South Central Michigan, she has represented more than 1,200 clients, specializing in cases dealing with third-party custody, termination of parental rights, and domestic violence cases.”
Picture from the State Bar.