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JBAM program looks at bankruptcy trends

The Jewish Bar Association of Michigan will present “Developing Trends in Bankruptcy” online Thursday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom.

The online program will feature retired U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Ray Reynolds Graves, Eastern District of Michigan, along with Michael Kwiatkowski,
Michelle McMahon and Michael Traison of Cullen and Dykman LLP.  They will discuss:

  • Debt Relief
  • Business Restructuring
  • COVID?Updates
  • Student Loan Forgiveness

To register, visit

Law school offers new scholarships for those wishing to earn LL.M.

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School has announced a new scholarship opportunity for students beginning a Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program next year.

To help students studying for master’s degrees pay for the education required to reinvent a current practice, or to specialize in an area of law, WMU-Cooley Law School is awarding up to $4,300 in scholarship per student.

LL.M. classes are flexibly scheduled on nights and weekends to minimize interruptions to family and career.  

Additional information on how to apply for an online WMU-Cooley LL.M. program, visit, email Cathy J. McCollum, director of Online Learning and Graduate & Extended Programs at, or call 517-913-5725.

Public feedback sought on court communications

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack is asking for the public to help the judiciary improve communications by completing a short survey at

Survey results will inform development of communication tools that are more diverse, representative and inclusive of the people courts serve, she said.

In an effort to reach people of as many different backgrounds as possible, the survey is available in five languages besides English: Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish.

This is the first time feedback has been solicited in a broad range of languages.

“Take 10 minutes to make a difference by taking the survey,” said McCormack. “Courts that are more connected with local communities are courts that are more trusted as institutions that are fair and independent and treat everyone with dignity and respect.

“Communications that are in tune with the public, easy to understand, and inclusive can help courts statewide be more engaged and accessible.”


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