Daily Briefs . . .


MSU Law to host social media workshops for lawyers and legal staff 

Kevin O’Keefe will teach public workshops June 27 and 28, at the Law College Building,  648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 343, East Lansing, MI 48824.

Lawyers, law students, academics, judges, court staff, and all other legal-service delivery professionals are welcome to attend. Whether a beginner or a pro, attendance will elevate your use of social media.

Saturday’s workshop will focus on Twitter, blogging, LinkedIn, Facebook, ZeekBeek, and Avvo, and will be followed by a 2-hour networking event at 5:30 p.m.

On Sunday, attendees can show up to the hands-on Build-a-Blog workshop with an idea for a blog, and leave with a working blog.

Coffee and bagels and lunch on Saturday and Sunday will be provided courtesy of event sponsors, LexBlog, ZeekBeek, and Avvo.

Parking on the Shaw Lane Parking Ramp is free on the weekend.

For a complete schedule and to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/ozfvbsv.

For more information contact Daniel W. Linna Jr. in the Career Services Office at 517-432-6830 or at linnadan@law.msu.edu.


Sukkar appointed to state commission on  Middle-Eastern Affairs

Dickinson Wright PLLC attorney Suzanne Sukkar has been appointed to the State of Michigan’s Middle-Eastern American Affairs Commission by Gov. Rick Snyder.

 The Middle-Eastern American Affairs Commission is comprised of 15 members whose directive is to monitor, evaluate and provide recommendations to the Governor and the state’s Department of Civil Rights regarding issues facing the Middle-Eastern American Community. They will also work to enhance economic opportunity, prevent discrimination, and spread awareness of Middle-Eastern American culture.

 Sukkar is Of Counsel in Dickinson Wright’s Ann Arbor office. She has years of experience in all areas of immigration law. She works with clients in a wide array of industries and represents clients before government agencies.

Sukkar is an active member of the community and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washtenaw County Bar Association, Women’s Exchange and the National Association of Professional Women. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and serves as the Board Treasurer of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce and President-Elect of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. Ms. Sukkar received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.