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 Dickinson Wright Chairman Emeritus Dennis Archer named a prestigious NACD Fellow

 Dickinson Wright Chairman Emeritus Dennis W. Archer has become an National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals.

 As an NACD Fellow, Archer has demonstrated his knowledge of the leading trends and practices that define exemplary corporate governance today and has committed to developing professional insights through a sophisticated course of ongoing study.
 
“We are proud to announce that Dennis W. Archer has joined NACD’s credentialed directors and has taken the next step in the pursuit of boardroom excellence,” said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. “Our fellows help advance the highest standards for those who serve in the boardroom, strengthening our businesses and driving director professionalism. The impact of this program is unmatched and they should be commended for their ongoing commitment to their own professional development.”

Candidates for NACD’s Fellowship Program complete a strong foundation course which focuses on topical matters and committee-specific issues, followed by additional NACD education within a 12-month period. NACD Fellows renew their status every year, maintaining and advancing their knowledge with continuous learning and peer-led collaboration.
 

LAD and OCBA sponsor help desk for pro se litigants every month

 Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. and the Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) are jointly sponsoring a help desk for pro se litigants on the fourth Thursday of every month from noon to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the north entrance of the Oakland County Courthouse, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac.
 
Pro se litigants — litigants acting as their own attorneys — can obtain legal information and referrals at the help desk on a first-come, first-served basis from LAD staff attorneys or attorneys in private or corporate practice who are volunteering their time pro bono. Litigants who are eligible for LAD services can also receive legal advice.

“Court officials can’t provide legal advice or referrals to pro se litigants,” said Kelly Bidelman, managing attorney of LAD’s Oakland County office in Pontiac. “However, the help desk can provide timely legal information and referrals to these litigants. And we’re helping the court by reducing officials’ workloads.” 

For further information on the help desk, call LAD’s Oakland County office at (248) 253-1548.

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