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Legal Referral Service hosts state AG for online discussion

Legal Referral Service, a program of Jewish Family Service, will welcome Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel for a discussion on the role of the attorney general and how it impacts the citizens of the state of Michigan.

“People’s Attorney: The Role of Michigan’s Attorney General in Today’s World” will take place online Thursday, May 20, beginning at 6 p.m. via Zoom. 

A Q&A will follow the discussion.

To register for this Zoom event and submit a question, visit or contact Emily Croitori at 248-592-2317 or

Young Lawyers Section looks at student loans

The Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan will present “Getting a Grip on Your Student Loans” as a webinar on Tuesday, May 25 from noon to 1 p.m.

Attorneys have important decisions to make about managing their student debt.  Flexible repayment options and forgiveness provisions are available, but the details matter and it can be confusing to figure it out on one’s own.  Attorney and nationally recognized expert Heather Jarvis knows how to break it down step-by-step so it makes sense once and for all.

From this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Determine what kind of loans you have and why it makes a difference.
  • Evaluate whether you can benefit from  income-based repayment and other options.
  • Understand interest rates, consolidation, and refinancing.
  • Learn how to qualify for loan forgiveness.
  • Understand the CARES Act payment suspension and interest waiver.

There will also be time for Jarvis to answer questions from attendees.
To register for the webinar, visit and click on “events.”

Ice rink loses appeal over tax status

GENOA TOWNSHIP (AP) — This courtroom shot clanged off the post.

The Livingston County Hockey Association argued that it deserves a property tax exemption at its rink, near Brighton. The nonprofit group claimed it “lessens the burdens of government” by improving the health of hockey players and ice skaters.

But the Michigan Court of Appeals recently affirmed a decision in favor of Genoa Township.

“Any health and wellness benefits that accrue to its members are incidental to petitioner’s purpose to promote hockey and ice-related activities,” the court said last Thursday, noting the conclusions of the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

The hockey association likened itself to the Chelsea Health and Wellness Foundation, which operates the Dexter Wellness Center in Dexter and won a tax case in 2017.

Giving “discounted or free ice time does not make” the group a charitable institution, the appeals court said.


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