Daily Briefs . . .

Procedure for bail bondsmen application

Pursuant to MCLA 750.167b, the judges of the Circuit Court are to annually compile and maintain an up-to-date list of the names of persons engaged in the business of becoming surety upon bonds for compensation in criminal cases. The statute states: “The list shall be compiled annually by the Judges of the Circuit Court of each Circuit and the names of persons engaged in the business of becoming surety upon bonds for compensation shall be added to the list by the Judges upon proper application.” The court will circulate the 2016 Bail Bondsmen list to the appropriate agencies in accordance with the statute.

Accordingly, the court administrator has prepared two applications for bondsmen: one for persons backed by insurance and the other for persons backed by real property. Persons or businesses may apply for inclusion on the list under either category or both. (Statutory authority for this review appears in MCLA 765.20.) 

The Bail Bondsman application period runs from Sept. 25, 2015, through Oct. 30, 2015. Copies of the Bail Bondsman application are available on line at www.oakgov.com under Circuit Court Forms and Publications or in the Court Administration Office. Only current applications will be accepted and must include all of the accompanying documentation to be considered for the 2016 Bail Bondsman List. Applications must be hand delivered or mailed to Oakland County Circuit Court Administration, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac, Michigan 48341, no later than October 30, 2015. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Contact Karen Koshen in the Court Administration Office at 248-858-0296 for more information.


Nominations sought for new Wayne Law Alumni Wall of Fame Award

Wayne State University Law School is creating an Alumni Wall of Fame Award, and nominations for the initial honorees are being sought.

The Alumni Wall of Fame is the highest award presented by the law school, and the distinction will be awarded with care and consideration to alumni who graduated no less than 10 years prior to their consideration or to former faculty who taught at Wayne Law for at least 20 years.

Nominations will be accepted until Saturday, Oct. 31, for the first awards, which will be given in spring 2016 at the annual Treasure of Detroit event. Complete guidelines, criteria and an online form to make a nomination are available at law.wayne.edu/walloffame.

Among the guidelines and criteria are:

• Candidates cannot at the time of nomination or selection be the holder of an elected political office.

• No more than three individuals will be inducted annually.
• Nominees can be living or posthumous. No more than one deceased nominee will be inducted in any one year.

• Once nominated, an individual will remain available for consideration in subsequent years.

• Evidence for meeting the criteria can come from detailed information about the candidate’s credentials and achievements, the impact and implications of those accomplishments, public awards and honors, and outside sources such as published articles and previously aired video or audio recordings.

For more information,  contact Duc Abrahamson, alumni relations officer, at 313-577-6199 or duc.abrahamson@wayne.edu.