Daily Briefs


In the Dec. 28 edition of the DetroitLegal News, the cutline for the photo “Annual Seminar” mistakenly listed seminar co-moderator Judy Susskind with the Thurswell Law Firm. Susskind is actually a shareholder with Sommers Schwartz PC. The Legal News apologizes for any confusion this may have caused.


Private screening of film inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg Jan. 9

A private screening of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg-inspired film “On the Basis of Sex” will take place January 9 at 6 p.m. at the Maple Theater in Bloomfield Township. The screening has been organized by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (Wayne and Oakland Regions), the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, and the Turnaround Management Association Network of Women.  Tickets are $20 per person and include pop, popcorn and two drink tickets. In honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s contributions to women’s empowerment, donations of professional clothing and accessories for the benefit of Dress for Success - Michigan will be collected. Monetary donations are also welcome, and a portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to Dress for Success. More information can be found at https://michigan.dressforsuccess.org/. Contact Kirsten Silwanowicz at kirsten.silwanowicz@gmail.com for more information.


Public comment sought on change to two SE Michigan road plans

DETROIT (AP) — A southeastern Michigan group is taking public comment on a proposed change to two regional transportation plans.

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is looking at a special amendment to the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan and the Fiscal Year 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Plan.

The amendment involves the preliminary engineering phase of infrastructure work on Mound Road in Macomb County. The project calls for reconstruction of Mound Road from Interstate 696 to M-59.

SEMCOG is accepting written comments. Residents can also address the amendment during a Jan. 17 transportation coordinating council meeting and Jan. 25 executive committee meeting.

SEMCOG supports coordinated local planning with technical, data and intergovernmental resources. It serves Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.


Federal Pro Se Clinic Legal Assistance Clinic marks first anniversary

The Pro Se Clinic Soiree is a benefit event celebrating the first anniversary of the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic. It will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 6 at the Miller Canfield offices, 150 W. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit. Tickets are $90.  Register at https://pro-se-clinic-soiree.eventbrite.com.