FBI Director appoints Cooley Law School Associate Professor to Advisory Policy Board for Criminal Justice Information Services

FBI director appoints Cooley professor to advisory policy board

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III has appointed Cooley Law School Associate Professor Alan Gershel to the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Advisory Policy Board (APB).

Gershel will represent the prosecutorial sector of the criminal justice community. The APB addresses issues concerning the operation of the programs managed by the FBI's CJIS division on behalf of the criminal justice community, including fingerprint identification, law enforcement online, the national crime information center, uniform crime reporting, law enforcement national data exchange and the national instant criminal background check system.

"Professor Gershel is a great example of the lawyer/educators we look for as faculty members here at Cooley, and this appointment reflects well on his national stature and the respect in which he is held by his peers," said John Nussbaumer, associate dean of Cooley's Auburn Hills campus.

Gershel joined Cooley's faculty in 2008 after serving the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit for nearly 30 years. He was the chief of the criminal division at the time of his departure.

Dynkowski elected vice chair of ABA group

Darius Dynkowski, partner with Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski, P.C., has been elected group vice-chair of the Land Use and Environmental Group of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association. Dynkowski will serve a one-year term as group vice-chair that commenced on Aug. 9

Dynkowski is a 1993 graduate of Wayne State University, and he received his Juris Doctor degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1996. He is an expert in the areas of condemnation and eminent domain, and has been involved in cases at both state and federal levels. A frequently published author, he currently serves on the Michigan State Board of Real Estate Appraisers, which provides licensure to state licensed and state certified real estate appraisers and real estate valuation specialists. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Law School since 2002 and at Michigan State University College of Law since 2009.

Holiday Hours

The Wayne County Probate Court will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6 and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 8 a.m.

The Wayne County Clerk's Office will be closed Monday Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day.

Published: Tue, Aug 24, 2010