Daily Briefs . . .

HBA and LAB to hold annual clothes drive and holiday social

Please join the Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan and the Latin American Bar Activities Section for its Annual Clothes Drive and Holiday Jingle & Mingle. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at HOPCAT, 4265 Woodward, Detroit. Cost is free with a donation of new or “gently used” winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves in child and adult sizes. Donations will benefit the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation. Refreshments will be provided.
RSVP is required. To become a sponsor of the event and/or to RSVP to the event, contact Mayra Rodriguez at marodriguez8@comcast.net. Deadline to RSVP is Monday, December 7.


Detroit Mercy Law’s Criminal Expungement Law Clinic open Nov. 19

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Criminal Expungement Law Clinic will be open Thursday, Nov. 19 from 9-11 a.m. Learn about:
• Eligibility for expungement
• What can and cannot be expunged
• Application to Set Aside Conviction
Advanced registration is required. Call (313) 596-0258 to register.
The clinic will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church (Sanctuary), 438 Saint Antoine St. in Detroit, (Saint Antoine St. is between Jefferson Ave. and Larned St.). The church is adjacent to UDM School of Law. Enter the sanctuary through the shared courtyard off of Larned Street.


FBA Book Club to meet Nov. 18 at courthouse

The Federal Bar Association Book Club will meet Wednesday, Nov. 18 to discuss “Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World,” a book written by Linda Hirshman.
The meeting will begin at noon in the Judges’ Conference Center, Room 722, of the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette.
“Linda Hirshman’s biography of the first and second woman to serve on the nation’s highest court is a gossipy, funny, sometimes infuriating and moving tale of two women so similar and yet so different,” according to a testimonial from National Public Radio (NPR).
The author will be speaking to the FBA Book Club via video conference. There is no admission fee for FBA members, while the cost is $5 for non-members. Lunch will be offered for $10.
To participate in the book club, register online at www.fbamich.org or contact Brian Figot, executive director, at (248) 594-5950. The primary goal of the book club, according to Figot, is to “facilitate an informal but elevated dialogue between the bench and the bar.”


LAD to conduct free outreach clinic Nov. 18

Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for clients of the Neighborhood Service Organization on Wednesday, November 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tumaini Center, 3430 Third Ave. in Detroit.  Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m. as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.  Anyone seeking legal services can call 877-964-4700 or visit www.ladadetroit.org.