Daily Briefs, September 13

Wayne Law’s 26th annual Ambulance Chase set for Sept. 27
Wayne State University Law School alumni, students and friends are invited to assist a local nonprofit in its efforts to enhance the local community as the Wayne Law Student Board of Governors (SBG) hosts the 26th annual Ambulance Chase Charity Run/Walk at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Consisting of a 2.2-mile race (shorter for those who prefer to walk) during which participants run or walk behind an ambulance, the event pokes fun at the stereotype of the ambulance-chasing lawyer. Typically, about 250 people run the race, with another 100 to 150 attending the event as spectators.

All proceeds, including profits from a $15 entrance fee for students (who show a valid WSU ID) and $20 entrance fee for non-students, will once again benefit Cass Community Social Services (CCSS). CCSS is a Detroit-based charity dedicated to making a profound difference in the lives of those in need by providing for basic necessities such as affordable housing, promoting self-reliance, and encouraging community involvement and improvement.

“This event allows the Student Board of Governors to raise funds for an organization that is such a vital asset to the city,” said SBG Vice President Ashley Star Fisher.

Added Jason Pearsall, SBG community service chairman and co-chair of the Ambulance Chase, “The Ambulance Chase is an opportunity for Wayne Law students, friends and alumni to come together for a truly enjoyable event that has a meaningful impact on our community.”

The Ambulance Chase will begin in front of the Law School, located at 471 West Palmer Street in Detroit. A barbeque for participants and spectators will take place at the conclusion of the race.

Visit http://law.wayne.edu/sbg/ambulance-chase.php for information on sponsorship opportunities or to register. Contact Ashley Star Fisher at ashley.star.fisher@gmail.com or Pearsall at jasonjpearsall@gmail.com with questions.

Symposium to discuss components of the data mining process
The 2011 Thomas M. Cooley Law Review Symposium presents “Data Mining: Who’s Mining Your Business?” on Thursday, Sept. 22, 5-9 p.m., at Cooley Law School in Lansing, 217 S. Capitol. The 2011 Symposium will be an analysis of how private commercial companies gather a consumer’s personal information via the Internet and how third parties stand to gain profits by buying and later reselling or using such information. By presenting the components of the data mining process, the symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss how data mining works, whether it has the potential to infringe on an internet user’s privacy, and what the legal response to such infringement should be. The event is free and open to the public For more information, contact Monique Howery at howerym@cooley.edu.

‘Call for Action’ seeks volunteer attorneys
Volunteer attorneys are being sought by WXYZ-TV Channel 7’s Call for Action.

Every Thursday volunteer attorneys come to the Channel 7 offices to answer incoming calls regarding legal matters.  The phones are open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The attorneys remain anonymous to callers and do not take cases for themselves.  They refer callers to bar associations and give general legal information.

Anyone interested in volunteering should call (248) 827-1108.

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