Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. is a Michigan nonprofit corporation governed by a corporate Board of Directors and a Policy Board that oversees operations. As a provider of legal services, however, we function much like a large private law firm, with an Executive Management Group responsible for overall operations, supported by an Administrative Service Group.
Joel D. Applebaum Esq. – Chair
Anthony R. McCree – Treasurer
Sherrie Farrell Esq. – Secretary
Board of Directors
Joel D. Applebaum, Esq.(Vice Chair)
Lois E. Bingham Esq. (Chair)
Arthur Dudley, II Esq.
Sherrie L. Farrell Esq. (Secretary)
Harold Gurewitz Esq.
Vance K. Jackson, Jr.
J. Russell LaBarge, Jr.
J. Sherman Larkins
Brian M. Legghio
Anthony R. McCree, CPA (Treasurer)
Executive Management Group
The Executive Management Group consists of our President and CEO, Deierdre L. Weir, Miriam L. Siefer, Executive Vice President and Chief Defender of the Federal Defender Office, Joan Glanton Howard, Chief Counsel of the Civil Law Group, and Donald L. Johnson, Chief Defender of the State Defender Office.