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Butzel Long receives Community Partner Award from United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long received the Community Partner Award from Michigan United Cerebral Palsy (MI-UCP) during a virtual presentation on October 16, 2020. The Community Partner Award recognizes a person or organization that has excelled in partnering with MI-UCP to advance its mission and serve the interests of people with disabilities.

Butzel Long has assisted the non-profit organization over the years with pro bono work and has served as a sponsor for some of the events including a recent golf outing. Notably, Butzel Long shareholder Jennifer Dukarski was the keynote speaker at a 2018 MI-UCP event discussing the future of autonomous vehicles and the possibilities for people with disabilities.

“For years, I have served as a volunteer in various leadership roles at the local and national level with United Cerebral Palsy,” said Mark Lezotte, Butzel Long shareholder and a 2019 recipient of the United Cerebral Palsy National Chair’s Award. “We are honored to receive this very special recognition and applaud UCP for all they do to protect the equal rights and inclusion of people with disabilities.”

“Butzel Long has been a great community partner and we can’t thank them enough for the years of commitment and support to UCP,” said Leslynn Angel, President and CEO of MI-UCP. “We are pleased to recognize the outstanding work they have generously donated to help us merge the operations of UCP/Detroit and UCP/Michigan, creating the new organization MI-UCP.”

About MI-UCP

MI-UCP is a non-profit organization, with a 70-year history of serving the 1.4 million Michiganders who live with a disability. Everything MI-UCP does, every day is done to close the disability divide. For more information, visit

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: