Daily Briefs

 Firm helps with relief efforts in Philippines 

Strategic Divorce Consulting, PLLC is the only official drop-off location in Michigan for the global anti-poverty organization, Soles4Souls Inc., currently working on Philippine relief efforts.

The firm  is collecting shoes at its office located in the Cranbrook Professional Building, 60 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 110 in Bloomfield Hills.
“People are always looking to do something with their shoes, especially children’s shoes, since they outgrow them so fast. I signed up to collect for Soles4Souls just before this horrible disaster in the Philippines and I am so glad to help, to be doing my part,” said owner Diana Gertsmark Brown.
Soles4Souls has already committed at least 200,000 new pairs of shoes to the rescue, recovery, and rebuilding lives effort. The focus right now is on rescue, but it will hopefully soon turn toward restoration and rebuilding. This partnership will enable Soles4Souls to continue working to prevent this distress and better the lives of those in need.
After practicing law for 19 years, mostly focusing on divorce and family law, Brown launched Strategic Divorce Consulting in January, 2013.  
“In my area, there is no other service like it in divorce and family law. I provide valuable and necessary help to people who do not know what steps to take before, during, and after divorce,” said Brown.
In addition to helping Soles4Souls collect shoes, Diana participates in fundraising throughout the year for children’s charities, including CARE House of Oakland County and Orchards Children’s Services.
For more information on helping Soles4Souls, call (248) 640-5320 or visit www.strategic-divorce.com.

IABAM to host annual Winter Gala Dec. 6

The Italian American Bar Association of Michigan will host its 82nd Annual Winter Gala on Friday, Dec. 6, from 6:30 to midnight at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison in Detroit.
The event will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert bar, live music and entertainment, and presentation of awards and scholarships
Cost for the black tie optional event is $100 per person and $50 per student. 
For reservations, contact Catarina Amaro-Luedtke at  camaro@garcialawgrouppllc.com or 586-883-6731.


Gershel to present U.S. Supreme Court update 

Professor Alan Gershel, University of Michigan Law School, will analyze the recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court. The seminar will begin at 12:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the 13th floor auditorium of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in downtown Detroit. Moderated by Susan F. Reed. 
For additional information, contact Michael Rubin at michael.rubin@3rdcc.org.