Why Every Vote Counts


Photo 1: Happy to welcome open house guests were event co-chairs (l-r) U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge David Grand, Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Gillooly, and Megan McGown of Law Offices of Lee & Correll, along with canine pal Jax of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, &?Explosives. 

Photo 2: During the Law Day open house, a panel discussion took place focusing on historical and current issues regarding voting and the election process. Taking part in the discussion were Wayne State University Law School Interim Dean Jocelyn Benson and Michigan Director of Elections Chris Thomas.

Photo 3: The open house included an “Ask the Lawyer” pro bono component. Volunteer lawyers and law students offered free legal advice to those without counsel on such topics as employment law, civil rights, fraud, truth in lending, social security benefits, and more. Helping out with the program at left were (l-r) Sherry O’Neal Taylor of Dickinson Wright PLLC, and Cooley Law School students Meikal Summey, Michael Long, Darnell Smith, and Samantha Jonas.

The U.S. District Court, the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the Wolverine Bar Association jointly hosted a Law Day open house on Thursday, May 1, at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit. The theme of Law Day 2014 was “Why Every Vote Matters.” Among the agencies participating the open house were the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Coast Guard; Border Patrol; Consumer Bankruptcy Association; Courthouse Museum; Drug Enforcement Agency; FBI; Federal Defender Office; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; IRS; U.S. Attorney’s Office; U.S. District Court; U.S. Probation Department; U.S. Pretrial Services Agency; U.S. Marshals Service; and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.