Daily Briefs

Judge King to discuss secondary traumatic stress at Wayne Law


Wayne State University Law School will host “Secondary Traumatic Stress and Avoiding Burnout: A Conversation with Judge Carol King,” Thursday, April 5.

King will discuss strategies for attorneys to balance emotions and secondary traumatic stress while working with refugees or other survivors of trauma.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2242 of the law school’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, 471 W. Palmer St. Parking will be available for $7.75 (credit or debit card only) in Parking Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school.

King was an immigration judge in San Francisco from 1995 until her retirement in 2017. She previously practiced immigration law for ten years, both with the Law Offices of Marc Van Der Hout and in her own private practice. King now works as a removal defense strategist, advising attorneys and assisting with research and writing related to complex removal defense issues. She has presented on myriad substantive immigration law topics as well as on issues of credibility and of attorney competence, especially related to secondary traumatic stress.

No charges after sheriff accidentally leaves gun at school


SHEPHERD, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a county sheriff who accidentally left a loaded service weapon in a Michigan school gym locker room.

The Mecosta County prosecutor's office recently made the determination after being asked to review the case by the Michigan attorney general's office. Isabella County Sheriff Michael Main apologized after leaving his backup gun at Shepherd Middle School last month, calling his mistake inexcusable. Main said he used the school locker room to change from street clothes into uniform.

Main said he believed the gun was in his bag, but a sixth grader later found it and told a teacher.


Barristers Spring Bash April 19


Join friends and colleagues for an evening of music, appetizers, and refreshments (cash bar) in support of fostering students’ interest in the law with the School Partnership Program.

The 2018 Barristers Spring Bash will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Sinbads Restaurant and Marina, 100 St. Clair in Detroit. The cost is $40 for Detroit Bar members and $50 for nonmembers. Judicial officers and law students may attend free of charge if pre-registered. Register at https://www.michbar.org/. For more information, contact Mary Kovari at mkovari@detroitlawyer. org