Daily Briefs (Aug 16)

Detroit woman guilty at 2nd pot trial
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln jury has convicted a 41-year-old Detroit woman of helping haul 727 pounds of pot across the country.

It was the second trial for Sarah McGee. In February, the jury couldn't decide whether she knew about the plans of her two traveling companions to carry the 35 bales of marijuana from Arizona to Michigan. She had testified that she didn't.

The three were arrested after an Interstate 80 traffic stop on June 1, 2009, in Lincoln. The pot was found in a pop-up camper being hauled behind their vehicle.

Her companions were found guilty as well: Forty-four-year-old Stuart Howard has been given 10-to-14 years in prison; sentencing for 56-year-old Anthony Laws is set for Aug. 26.
Both men also are from Detroit.

Free Legal Aid Clinic to hold annual fundraiser
The Free Legal Aid Clinic will host its annual summer fundraiser at Opus One restaurant in Detroit on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 10 p.m. The event, which will include a silent auction, dinner and live music, serves as one of three major fundraisers held by FLAC each year. Tickets for the Sept. 9 event are available for $50 by calling FLAC at (313) 833-0058 or visiting www.detroitflac.com. A description of how to donate to FLAC can be found at www.detroit

WLAM to host ‘End of Summer Wine & Garden Party!’
The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan — Wayne Region will host “End of Summer Wine & Garden Party!” on Monday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of Third Judicial Circuit Judge Lita Popke. The cost to attend is $10 for WLAM members and $20 non-WLAM members. Reservations are requested by Monday, Sept. 6, and can be made by contacting Elizabeth Jolliffe at elizabeth@yourbenchmark

ADTC to host outing at Comerica Park
The Association of Defense Trial Counsel will host an outing at Comerica Park on Wednesday, Sept. 8, when the Detroit Tigers take on the Chicago White Socks. The evening gets started at 5:30 p.m. with a picnic buffet in the Tiger Club at Comerica Park until 7:05 p.m., at which time the game starts. Seats will be in section 116 in the lower deck, right field box. The cost to attend is $47. Due to limited ticket availability, it is recommended confirming ticket purchase with the ADTC as soon as possible. To order tickets, send name, address, telephone number, and check payable to “Association of Defense Trial Counsel” to ADTC, 4315 Kiefer, Warren, MI 48091-5003. Tickets will be mailed to purchasers prior to the game. For more information, call Chuck Trickey at (586) 465-8203 or Diane Hirshey at (313) 237-0610.