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OCBA?to host free legal Seniors’ Law Day program May 10

The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host a free legal seminar, Seniors’ Law Day, on Tuesday, May 10 from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waterford Senior Center.

Seniors’ Law Day is designed to help educate senior members of the community on different areas of law and to assist attendees in finding answers to their legal questions.

“The Senior Law Day is in its 13th year. It’s really a day targeted just for our seniors where we bring in experts in areas important to our seniors as well as offer them opportunities to ask other questions during our ‘Ask a Lawyer’ session,” explains Mona Jabr, chairperson of the OCBA’s Providing Access to Legal Services (PALS) Committee. “It really speaks to the special partnership we have with the Waterford Senior Center and the Oakland County Bar Foundation, which sponsors the event and provides lunch.”

Attendees will begin their day with a seminar covering wills and trusts presented by attorney Robert Isgrigg Jr. They will then choose from four breakout sessions: “Prenuptial Agreements for Seniors” with Laura Eisenberg, Esq.; “Guardianships and Conservatorships” presented by attorney Barb Andruccioli;” Patient Advocates and Durable Powers of Attorney,” with Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek, Esq.; and “Financial Scams” with FTC Investigator Adam Clemans.

Participants will also have an opportunity to talk one-on-one to an attorney and receive brief advice and counsel during the “Ask a Lawyer” session from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A free lunch will be served at noon.

This event is sponsored through the generous support of the Oakland County Bar Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization serving the legal needs of Oakland County citizens.

The Waterford Senior Center is located at 3621 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford. Those interested in attending should RSVP to the OCBA by calling Merri Lee Jones at (248) 334-3400.


Michigan Supreme Court to convene for oral arguments April 6-7

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on April 6 and 7 on the sixth floor of the Hall of Justice. On Wednesday, April 6, justices will consider several issues relating to successive motions for relief from judgment in People v Lorinda Swain. 

Other issues include: the Open Meetings Act, No-Fault Insurance Act, duties of mental health professionals, offense scoring, contributions to group health and insurance trust, habitual-offender offense, claims of intentional infliction of emotion distress, abuse of process and a no-position plea bargain agreement.

Oral arguments are open to the public. Links to the briefs and case summaries are available here.

The Court broadcasts its oral arguments and other hearings live on the Internet. Watch the stream live only while the Court is in session and on the bench. Streaming will begin shortly before the hearings start; audio will be muted until justices take the bench.