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62-B and 63rd District Courts conclude successful warrant/parking ticket waiver program


The 62-B and 63rd District Courts have concluded their month-long waiver program, jointly resolving 281 cases by collecting $70,001.81 in past due fines/costs. Specifically, the 63rd collected $41,927.00 in payments on 179 cases, the 62-B collected $28,074.81 in payments on 102 cases.

During March 2019, the program allowed individuals to come into compliance with court orders by settling debts without penalty or incarceration. The program addressed outstanding warrants for non-compliance with a court order of fines, fees, court costs and any outstanding traffic or parking tickets that were in default or suspension.

“We are really pleased with how the waiver program went and that it helped so many people from our community to resolve their business with the court,” said 63rd District Court Chief Judge Sara J. Smolenski. “Judge O’Hara and I appreciate our administration and staff, and the team at the 62-B District Court for their hard work on this program and ongoing dedication to serving the public.”

“We are pleased that so many people were able to clear up the suspensions of their driver’s licenses and arrest warrants,” said 62-B District Court Chief Judge William G. Kelly.

Any individuals who have outstanding debts or would like to discuss any past-due fines and costs may contact 616-698-9310 (62-B) or 616-632-7770 (63rd).

 

Warner partner Pamela C. Enslen recognized by YWCA for lifetime achievement
 

Warner Norcross + Judd Partner Pamela C. Enslen has been recognized as the YWCA of Kalamazoo’s 2019 Lifetime Woman of Achievement.

The award, to be presented on May 9 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, recognizes Enslen as a leader and role model who has made enduring contributions to the betterment of the community.

Her nomination read in part: “For decades, Pam has dedicated herself to serve and better the lives of underserved and minority populations. Throughout Pam’s over-35-year involvement in the American Bar Association, she engaged in leadership positions... including the Center for Human Rights Advisory Council, Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and Committee on Judicial Independence.”

Enslen serves as chair of Warner’s Higher Education Practice Group and has extensive experience in business, employment and commercial litigation. She has also served as chair of the Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee of the U. S. District Court of the Western District of Michigan and on the editorial board of the Journal of College and University Law of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Enslen has received many honors throughout her career, including recognition as one of the Women Leaders in the Law and one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan.
 

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