Daily Briefs

Annual Fellows Reception scheduled for June 24th

The Oakland County Bar Foundation will hold its Annual Fellows Reception on Monday, June 24 at the Doubletree by Hilton, 39475 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills.

“Fellows will be honored and new Fellows are invited to join this distinctive representation of the legal profession in Oakland County,” said a spokesperson for the OCBF.

The event was originally scheduled for January, but was postponed by wintry weather. To RSVP, e-mail Katie Tillinger at ktillinger@ ocba.org by June 5.

The OCBF supports legal aid and legal education programs in Oakland County.


Prosecutors’ Foundation  plans June 28 golf outing

The Prosecutors’ Foundation for Kids Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Friday, June 28 at Fountains Golf & Banquet Center in Clarkston.

The 18-hole event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a lunch and awards ceremony following the golf outing. The cost is $100 per player or $375 for a foursome. The price for lunch only is $55.

“The outing is for an excellent cause – supporting at the holiday seasons the children who are in Oakland County Children’s Village,” said attorney Tom Cranmer, chair of the event. “These children have done nothing wrong themselves, but find themselves in the Village as a result of abuse or abandonment by their parents or other heart-breaking circumstances.”

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Cranmer at Cranmer@MillerCanfield.com. Registration and payment are due by June 18.


Funeral service held for civil rights icon Judge Damon Keith

DETROIT (AP) — Flags were lowered and federal court offices closed for the day in parts of Michigan to honor prominent Judge Damon J. Keith, who was a figure in the civil rights movement.

A funeral service for Keith was Monday at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the state capitol complex and on all state buildings to be lowered Monday to half-staff. Federal court offices for the Eastern District of Michigan were closed.

Keith, who was remembered as a legal trailblazer, died April 28 at age 96.

He served more than 50 years in the federal courts, and before his death still heard cases about four times a year at the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.