News & Community
We care about Southwest Michigan. It's where we live and work.
Making our communities safer, healthier and happier places is important to everyone in our firm. This is our home, too. We volunteer professionally and personally to support the many good things taking place in our area. In this section, we will keep you updated on our staff, new practice areas and services, our community involvements and the issues that impact your safety and health. Please check here for the latest news.
Sasha Boersma Returns to Mock Trial Competitions as Volunteer Judge
Conybeare Law Office Attorney Sasha Boersma has returned to what she refers to as “mock trial land,” but this time as a volunteer judge. Anticipating a career as a litigation attorney, she competed on Western Michigan University’s Mock Trial Team and Valparaiso University School of Law’s Trial Advocacy Team while attending school.
Understanding Michigan Graduated Driver’s Licenses
In the past, we have posted information about teen driving safety, and more recently about teens and winter driving. Teaching teens safe driving practices is important. The Michigan Graduated Driver Licensing program for new drivers is an essential part of preparing teens for the road. The program works best when parents and teens are aware of, and abide by, the restrictions imposed on Level 1 and Level 2 drivers.
Moody on the Market Recognizes Barry Conybeare's Lawyer of the Year Award
Barry Conybeare Named 2017 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers has named Barry Conybeare the 2017 Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation – Kalamazoo Region (Southwest Michigan). He practices all aspects of personal injury law, including: auto collisions; medical, hospital and nursing home malpractice; product liability; insurance claims; and other injury cases. He is the owner of Conybeare Law Office, P.C. in St. Joseph, Michigan.
Teens & Winter Driving
The holidays are over, but winter weather is not. Above freezing daytime temperatures with rain can be deceiving, especially for inexperienced teen drivers. As the temperature drops at night, wet roads turn into icy roads and can also lead to black ice in the morning while teen drivers are making their way to school.
Bar Association thankful for Berrien County bailiffs
As Thanksgiving and the year-end holidays approach, the lawyers of Berrien County express their thanks and appreciation for the Berrien County Courthouse bailiffs. Our profession has the unique opportunity to see their hard work at our courthouses in St. Joseph and Niles. They treat us and our clients with courtesy and kindness, even under stressful times. They assist with paperwork, locate people and files, and keep the busy court dockets organized for efficient adjudication. They manage conflict and delicate personal matters by displaying respect to everyone.