This week marks the end of Barry Conybeare’s term as Berrien County Bar Association President. Last month he was proud to present the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award with The Honorable Al Butzbaugh to The Honorable John E. Dewane. Judge Dewane’s family accepted the award on his behalf at the BCBA’s Annual Dinner Meeting. John and Al worked together in private practice before serving as Berrien County Judges. The Dewane and Conybeare families have been close since John and Barry’s father, Bruce, attended the University of Michigan. Al and Barry’s remarks highlighted John’s excellent reputation.
President Elect Laurie Schmidt also presented Barry with an award recognizing his service as BCBA President for the 2016-2017 term. He will remain on the board as Past President through the 2017-2018 term.