Attorneys present classes at People's Law School

Photo courtesy of Sinas Dramis Law Firm

Criminal defense attorney Takura Nyamfukudza, from Alane & Chartier, PLC in Lansing, kicked off the People’s Law School series on September 8 with an introduction and overview of Michigan criminal law and procedure.

Nyamfukudza discussed how a trial works, and the appeals process, as well as the rights that people have if stopped or detained by police. He also reviewed 4th amendment issues surrounding searches and seizures and the concept of probable cause.

Nyamfukudza’s class was the first in a series of seven that will take place once a week until Oct. 20 at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing.

Steve Sinas of Sinas Dramis Law Firm introduced the evening’s program. The 2015 People’s Law School, sponsored by the Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Wayne State University Law School, and the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), has taken place in the Lansing area for over 20 years. It is open to everyone in the community, and connects interested citizens with local judges, justices, legal professionals, attorneys, professors, and other legal experts.

A judicial panel presented on Sept. 15, comprising Hon. Andrea Larkin, 54-B District Court; Hon. Joyce Draganchuk, Ingham County Circuit Court; Hon. Amy Ronayne Krause, Michigan Court of Appeals; and retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice Hon. Michael Cavanagh. George Sinas, Sinas Dramis Law Firm, taught the Sept. 22 class about Michigan Auto No-Fault Law. Other presenters are: David Brake, Knaggs, Harter, Brake & Schneider, Wills, Trusts & Estates, on Sept. 29; Professor Noah Hall, Wayne State University Law School, with an Oct. 6 presentation about Environmental Law and the Great Lakes; former Michigan Senator Gretchen Whitmer with an Oct. 13 class on Gender Law; and Stephen Sinas, Sinas Dramis Law Firm, with an Oct. 20 presentation on the Affordable Care Act.
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