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Attorney elected board president of Michigan Chapter of American Constitution Society

Bodman PLC attorney Jeffrey G. Raphelson, of the firm’s Detroit office, has been elected president of the American Constitution Society’s Michigan Chapter.

The American Constitution Society is a national legal organization that promotes the vitality of the United States Constitution. The organization works to further progressive values by shaping public debate through the creation of public programs and materials, building strong personal networks to encourage and nurture the next generation of progressive lawyers, judges, and policymakers, and making a difference in legal and public policy debate to ensure that the law works to improve the lives of American citizens.

Raphelson, a member of Bodman’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Automotive/Industrial, Intellectual Property groups.

Raphelson is listed in Benchmark Litigation 2016 as a State Litigation Star, in Michigan Super Lawyers 2015 under Business Litigation, and in The Best Lawyers of America 2016 under Commercial Litigation. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed as a "Top Lawyer" by Dbusiness magazine.


Clothing needed for metro-area teen boys in foster care

On Jan. 13, foster children’s charity For The Seventh Generation (www.fortheseventhgeneration.org) put out a call for new or gently-used clothing for teen boys aged 12-19.
“Our Help Closet is well-stocked with items for younger children and for teen girls, but we’re very short of age-appropriate clothing for our boys in care,” explained FTSG’s Help Closet Coordinator Sherryl Ausbrooks.

“Michigan’s foster care system gives foster parents less than $250 a year to buy clothing for the teens in their care,” added FTSG Executive Director Lorraine Weber. “Anyone who has
raised a teenage boy knows that’s not enough to keep pace with his growth spurts – let alone enough to purchase clothes that will allow him to fit in with his peers.”

For The Seventh Generation issued the request for clothing for teen boys as part of its Weekly Wish List program. Each week, the charity focuses on a specific need in a post on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fortheseventhgeneration).

Individuals and organizations interested in collecting or donating new/gently-used, age-appropriate items for teen boys in foster care – including underwear, socks, shoes, and items for school and job interviews – are encouraged to email Sherryl Ausbrooks at: sra1225@sbcglobal.net