Duly Noted

Rhoades McKee welcomes summer associates



Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Jacob Walson and Dante Wen have joined the firm as summer associates.  While at Rhoades McKee, they will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects in over 25 practice areas as well as observe hearings, client mediations and trials.

Walson currently attends University of Illinois College of Law with an expected graduation date of May 2018. Prior to joining Rhoades McKee, he worked as a legal extern for Judge Christopher Yates at the Kent County Business Court.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University.

Wen currently attends Michigan State University College of Law with an expected graduation date of May 2019.  Prior to joining Rhoades McKee, he worked as a legal assistant for Weltman, Weinberg & Reis in Ohio. 
He earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

 

Judge Carmody appointed to Michigan Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum
 


In ADM File No. 2017-01, the Michigan Supreme Court made appointments to the Michigan Tribal  State Federal Judicial Forum as follows:

“On  order  of  the  Court,  effective  July  1,  2017,  the  following  members  of  the   Michigan  Tribal  State  Federal  Judicial  Forum  are  reappointed  to  terms  ending   July  1, 2020:

Justice Michael F. Cavanagh (retired), Michigan Supreme Court

Hon. Timothy P. Connors, 22nd Circuit Court Family Division

Hon.  William  T.  Ervin,  Isabella  County  Probate  Court,  21st  Circuit   Court Family Division

Hon. Timothy P. Greeley, U.S. District Court, Marquette

Hon.  Cheryl  L.  Hill,  Marquette  County  Probate  Court,  25th  Circuit  Court Family Division

Hon.  James  P.  Lambros,  Chippewa  County  Courts,  50th  Circuit   Court Family Division

On  further  order  of  the  Court,  effective  July  1,  2017,  the  Honorable  W.  Clayton   Graham  (Mackinac/Luce  County  Probate  Court)  and  the  Honorable  Ellen  S.  Carmody   (U.S. District Court, Grand Rapids) are appointed to terms ending July 1, 2020.”

The purpose of the Michigan Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum is to create an ongoing dialogue and respond to joint and cross jurisdictional issues among state, tribal, and federal judiciaries regarding working relationships and the interaction of state, tribal, and federal court jurisdiction in Michigan. The Forum shall make recommendations and implement philosophies, practices, and procedures to enhance our common responsibility to our children, our families and our communities of our sovereign nations.