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 Monthly lecture series on good governance to debut Jan. 16 at Wayne

Critical issues that impact southeast Michigan will be the focus of a monthly Public Opinion and Good Governance Lecture Series being introduced Thursday, Jan. 16, at Wayne State University Law School.

Former Detroit federal bankruptcy Judge Ray Reynolds Graves will present the inaugural lecture, “Bankruptcy and Detroit Restructuring: Can the Court Guarantee Financial Viability?” The event will be from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 2242 of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law, 471 W. Palmer St.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available for $6.50 in Structure One across West Palmer Street from the law school.

The lecture series is designed to be a public forum for the discussion of key issues relating to politics, leadership, public and private sector governance and role of the media in the region. It was inspired by the October leadership summit, “Building an Honest and Open Government in Detroit: Why Public Integrity Matters.” That event was moderated by Bankole Thompson, an author and editor of the Michigan Chronicle, who will lead and moderate the lecture series, as well.

The series is sponsored by Wayne Law, under the leadership of Dean Jocelyn Benson, in partnership with Thompson. Subsequent forums will take place in February, March and April.

Benson and Thompson hope the series will foster a dialogue among policy makers, scholars and business and political leaders on key governance issues in the region and the state with students learning how to become more engaged in issues affecting their diverse communities.

AG McQuade to speak at anti-corruption seminar on Thursday

The Detroit Midwest Regional Anti-Corruption Seminar will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Masonic Temple in Detroit. The keynote speaker will be Barbara McQuade, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Other participants will include David Jaffe, General Counsel of Guardian Industries, David DuMouchel of Butzel Long, Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor of the Detroit News, and Professor Peter Henning of Wayne State University Law School. Cost is $25 and $15 for government employees, in-house counsel and law students. For more information, and to register, go to http://bit.ly/anticorruptionseminar.

OCBA’s Criminal Law Committee to host lecture on Michigan’s Sex Offender Registry 

The Oakland County Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee will continue Anatomy of a Criminal Case - Year XV brown bag lunch lecture series with a look at “Michigan's Sex Offender Registry-Petitions for Removal and Related Issues” featuring Cheryl A. Carpenter on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Bar Center in Bloomfield Hills. The pre-registration fee for OCBA members is $10 per lecture. The seminar fee for all walk-ins, non-members and video viewers is $20 per seminar. For additional information or to register, call 248-334-3400 or visit www.ocba.org.


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