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Cooley Law School event raises $5,200 for   Macomb veteran’s court

Cooley Law School’s annual spring charity fundraising event raised $5,200 for the Friends of Macomb County Veterans Treatment Court. The event, which featured dinner, music, live comedy and a silent auction, was held on Sunday, June 2 at Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus.
The Macomb County Veterans Treatment Court provides alternatives for veterans accused of certain crimes because of issues related to their military service, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The alternative court focuses on recovery issues and adherence to law-abiding behavior by offering veterans legal assistance, mentoring services and mental health and substance abuse treatment. Crimes such as child abuse, rape and murder are not covered by the program.

Plunkett Cooney CEO named Mackinac Policy Conference 2014 chair

The Detroit Regional Chamber on Friday, May 31, announced Plunkett Cooney President and CEO Henry B. Cooney as chair of its 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference.
Cooney, who has led Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, since 1998, has been a longtime member of the Chamber’s board of directors. The appointment to lead one of the nation’s largest policy conferences is a challenge Cooney said he is ready to undertake.
“Certainly, this is a tremendous honor for me and Plunkett Cooney,” he said. “Each year, some of the top leaders from the region and country come together to discuss the crucial issues facing the City of Detroit, the state of Michigan and our nation.”
In a published statement, Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah praised Cooney for his dedication to the Chamber and for his leadership as committed member of Detroit’s business community.
The 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference just concluded last week, drawing approximately 1,500 attendees. The 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference will take place from Wednesday, May 28 through Friday, May 30.
In addition to his service as a member of the Detroit Regional Chamber, Cooney serves on several other nonprofit boards, including the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion, Life Directions, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings and the American Heart Association - Southeast Michigan.