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Wayne County Child Support Help Program is free

• Attorneys and child support professionals will be on hand to answer specific case questions.  Attendees should bring current court orders and up to date FOC financial information to receive this type of assistance. Contact the FOC Call Center at (313) 224-5300 to request a current FOC account printout be mailed to you in advance.

• Attorneys can help parents prepare Motions to Modify Child Support, apply for Payment Plans, and perhaps even qualify for the State Arrearage Forgiveness Program. Additionally, people will be able to sign up for MiChildSupport which will allow them to access their own case information from a computer at any time.

•  Other resources include Wayne County Jury Services Department, Free Government Cell Phone Services, and College and Education Program Information.

 The program is available Saturday, April 18 from 1-4 p.m. in the Friends Auditorium of the Main Library at 5201 Woodward Ave.


ABA launches new website to mark 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

The American Bar Association Division for Public Education, with support from Magna Carta Trust, has launched a new website, Icon of Liberty, to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The new website, which can be found at www.iconofliberty.com, features nearly 100 sortable images related to Magna Carta, including audio and video components; an interactive timeline chronicling 800 years of Magna Carta history; and a listing of Magna Carta-related resources.

The website, which is optimized for full accessibility for tablets and smartphones, catalogs historic and contemporary references that help trace the history of the Great Charter, which was sealed in 1215, to relevant topics today. The website utilizes images drawn from documents, murals, architecture, monuments, historical sites, and pop culture.

Magna Carta symbolizes the rule of law throughout the world and was inspirational to the drafters of the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. It paved the way for core legal principles such as due process of law, habeas corpus, trial by jury and the right to a speedy trial.

The ABA’s Magna Carta celebration will culminate June 11-15 at historic sites in London and Runnymede, during which the newly-refurbished ABA Magna Carta memorial will be rededicated. For more information about Magna Carta commemorative activities and events, please visit www.ambar.org/magnacarta or www.lawday.org.


Oakland County Bar Foundation to host 16th annual benefit

Mich.-based Oakland County Bar Foundation (OCBF), a nonprofit foundation serving the citizens of Oakland County and the legal profession, will host the 16th Annual Signature Event to benefit Michigan-based law-related charitable causes on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills.


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