Daily Briefs . . .

DMBA Barristers Spring Bash April 23

Join the DMBA and some of Detroit’s outstanding young professionals for a night of celebration that is uniquely Detroit. Attendees will gather at The Albert — a historic Capitol Park landmark — to enjoy appetizers, craft drinks, and entertainment provided by Emily Thornhill, the NBA's first female DJ. In addition, there will be a “fishbowl” raffle, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Barristers Section School Partnership Program. Registration for the Spring Bash is just $40 in advance and $45 at the door. See www.detroitlawyer.org/upcomingevents.html to register.


FBA to hold Veterans Treatment Court seminar April 21

The Federal Bar Association Federal Disability Benefits Committee will be presenting a seminar on Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC) on April 21, 2015.  It will be held in Room 115 at the U.S. Court Building, 231 W. Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI  48226 from 1:30 – 4:40 p.m.  The purpose of VTC is to provide assistance to military veterans who have honorably served in the armed forces of the United States.  The VTC assists Veterans who have become involved in the criminal justice system using a team approach that attempts to get beyond the legal problems to address the underlying physical, psychological, and substance abuse issues that may have resulted in criminal conduct.  Successful completion of the program may result in a reduced plea, reduction in sentence, etc.

The seminar will feature experts regarding VTC’s including prominent Judges who have established and implemented VTC’s in State Circuit and District Courts.


Goodman Acker to hold annual Law Day event

Goodman Acker is giving back to the community as they offer free legal consultations and advice to all who attend their annual Law Day Event which takes place at their Southfield offices. Attorneys from Goodman Acker as well as several other firms will advise on personal injury, bankruptcy, divorce, employment law, Social Security, immigration and even criminal matters. There is no charge whatsoever to attend this community event and in fact, complimentary food and liquid refreshments will be made available by Tim Horton’s along with WWJ News Radio 950 and 97.1 The Ticket.

“We are so appreciative of how the community has supported Goodman Acker over the years, we want to continue to give back. It is essential that everyone has access to the legal system and this is our way of doing our part to achieve that goal,” said senior partner Barry Goodman. Goodman went on to explain that nearly a dozen Goodman Acker attorneys and staffers will be manning tables and tents outside of their Southfield Offices which will provide the opportunity for all who come to meet one on one with a legal professional.

Goodman Acker Community Law Day will take place Sunday May 3rd from 10am-4pm at 17000 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield. Everyone is welcome and no appointment is necessary. Visit www.GoodmanAcker.com for more information.