Daily Briefs (Feb. 22)

Bowling challenge slated for March 5 

Thunderbird Lanes in Troy will be the site of the fifth annual bowling challenge pitting the New Lawyers Committee and the Oakland County Bar Association Board of Directors on Friday, March 5.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a portion of the proceeds designated for the NLC’s charity of choice, the Oak Park Business and Education Alliance. The OCBA Board prevailed in last year’s challenge and revenge is on the mind of the New Lawyers.

The cost is $25 per person, $10 of which will benefit the Oak Park Business and Education Alliance. Thunderbird Lanes is located at 400 W. Maple, Troy. 

Cooley Law students join hands for Haiti

In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti last month, several Thomas M. Cooley Law School student organizations have developed the “Thomas M. Cooley Law School Haiti Relief Fund” to create and promote avenues for students, faculty, staff and the community to support Haiti and Cooley’s students, faculty and staff with ties to Haiti.

As part of their efforts, Monday, Feb. 22 has been designated “Join Hands for Haiti Day” at all four of Cooley’s campuses in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor with the following activities:

• Buffalo Wild Wings and Cooley Law School “Join Hands for Haiti” Fundraiser

Cooley’s Student Bar Association has teamed with Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. restaurants in Lansing (360 Albert St.), Wyoming (2720 44th St., for the Grand Rapids campus) and Ann Arbor (205 South State St.), which will donate 20 percent of food and beverage purchases made with a “Join Hands for Haiti” certificate. The certificate is available at http://sba.tmc.cooley.edu. Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus teamed with a local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant for a similar fundraiser on February 8.

• Tie a Knot for Haiti

The J. Reuben Clark Society at Cooley’s Lansing campus will host “Tie a Knot for Haiti.” From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., students can stop by the Cooley Center Lobby (300 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing) and help make quilts by simply tying one knot with a needle and yarn – or up to hundreds of knots – symbolizing how the small contributions of many people can make a big difference for the people of Haiti.

The roughly 90-by-90-inch quilts, each of which requires approximately 200 knots, will be sent to Haiti where they will be used not only as blankets, but also as walls to create privacy, as knapsacks to carry belongings and as covers for dirt floors in tent houses.

‘Call for Action’ seeks volunteer attorneys

Volunteer attorneys are being sought by WXYZ-TV Channel 7’s Call for Action.

Every Thursday volunteer attorneys come to the Channel 7 offices to answer incoming calls regarding legal matters. The phones are open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The attorneys remain anonymous to callers and do not take cases for themselves.  They refer callers to bar associations and give general legal information.

Call for Action provides a light lunch to the volunteer attorneys.  The Channel 7 offices are located at 20777 W. Ten Mile Road in Southfield.  Anyone interested in volunteering should call (248) 827-1108.