Daily Briefs, September 9

SBM offers resources for Constitution Day events, celebrations
The State Bar of Michigan’s Law-Related Education and Public Outreach Committee offers resources to lawyers, teachers, and students to use in Constitution Day celebrations occurring this year on and around Sept. 17.

Five PowerPoint presentations suitable for high school students on “The Right to a Jury Trial” and “Rights of the Accused,” are available on the State Bar website, as well as Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment word searches for elementary school students. “Educating for Everyday Democracy: The Jury Process” includes a story, case law summaries, and classroom activities designed to meet Michigan curriculum benchmarks identified in the materials. The website includes links to other statewide and national resources successfully used in past Constitution Day celebrations. 

“We urge Michigan lawyers, teachers and students to celebrate the 224th anniversary of the signing of the U. S. Constitution and we are pleased to offer resources to support them,” SBM President W. Anthony Jenkins said. Jenkins noted that the signing of the Constitution was one of the most important and influential events in American history. 

More information and resources about Constitution Day are available online at http://www.michbar.org/generalinfo/constitutionday.cfm. Constitution Day bookmarks are available for distribution to Michigan students. For more information, contact Jennifer Williams at jwilliams@mail.michbar.org or 517-346-6421.

Mich. attorney general promotes computer safety to young people
LIVONIA (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has returned to school to give a talk about computer safety.

Schuette visited a class Wednesday at Holmes Middle School in Livonia near Detroit. It’s part of a cyber-safety program started in 2007 by his predecessor, Mike Cox.

Schuette says kids need tools to recognize and avoid predators on the Internet. Representatives from the attorney general’s office are available to talk to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The sessions are tailored to the ages of the students.

Schuette has updated the program to include information about bullies on the Internet and the transfer of sexually explicit photos on wireless phones.

There’s also information available for parents and educators who want to discuss the issues in their own forums.

Michigan CEOs to gather in Detroit to discuss state’s future
Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, recently announced plans to host a Michigan CEO Summit on March 15, 2012, at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.

The Michigan CEO Summit is the first of its kind. Never before have so many of the state’s top CEOs gathered to address the issues facing Michigan’s future. 

“The 2012 Michigan CEO Summit is an unprecedented opportunity for the state’s business leaders to come together to discuss Michigan’s economic future,” said Doug Rothwell, President and CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan. “Attendees will be able to hear first-hand how industry leaders are paving the path towards a New Michigan.”

Registration for the CEO Summit will open on Dec. 1. Additional information about registration will be available this fall on www.businessleadersformichigan.com.


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