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 Kent County judge running for seat on Michigan high court 

A Grand Rapids-area judge is seeking the Republican Party's nomination to run for the Michigan Supreme Court.

Kent County Circuit Judge James Redford will seek the remaining slot on the party's slate of three candidates. Republicans will choose their nominees at a summer convention before the November election.
One Democratic-nominated justice is retiring and two conservative justices are expected to run again. Supreme Court candidates' partisan affiliations aren't listed on the statewide ballot, though they are nominated by political parties.

Redford was elected to the bench in 2002 after serving as a federal prosecutor and working in private practice. He's also a veteran of the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, or JAG.

He lives in East Grand Rapids with his wife and has three children. He announced his candidacy Tuesday.

Halloran to present on family violence at national conference

Judge Richard B. Halloran will present programs on family violence and bullying at the 15th Annual National Fatherhood & Families Conference at Westin Lake Las Vegas, Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, February 10-14, which is sponsored by Fathers & Families Coalition of America. 
Halloran will present programs that explore the dynamics of family violence, both physical and emotional and bullying. He will explore the problems of dads who are abusive and the children of those relationships. The program will provide guidance on how to deal with abuse and bullying and successfully protect parents and children from abuse.

DMBA reschedules Budding Barristers Day for March 8

The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Barristers School Partnership Program “Budding Barristers Day” has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit. Due to popular demand, this year’s program will once again be offered to students in the Detroit Public Schools and beyond to foster their interests in the law and their own career development. This year, on a single day, students and area attorneys will come together to participate in workshops on essay writing, resume writing and interview skills. The DMBA needs volunteers to serve as essay mentors and to assist with the job interview portion of the program. To share your time with area “budding barristers,” go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QRXJJNL and share some information about your availability and interests. Lunch will be provided.


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