Daily Briefs

Howlett of SBM’s Labor and Employment Law Section elected chair
Timothy H. Howlett, a member in Dickinson Wright’s Detroit office, was elected chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Labor and Employment Law Section on Sept. 20. Howlett served as acting chair during 2011-2012.
Howlett is the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Leader. He specializes in employment litigation and counseling. Howlett is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Michigan Super Lawyers as a leader in the labor and employment field.

Legal Aid and Defender to hold ‘Laddys’ awards ceremony Oct. 25

Legal Aid and Defender Association will hold its second annual “Laddys” awards ceremony Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the A. Albert Taubman Center for Design Services at the College for Creative Studies, 485 W. Milwaukee St.
The ceremony will honor attorneys, law firms  and corporate legal departments for their support of LAD and raise funds for LAD’s Civil Law Group and other LAD activities.
To date, the following individuals and organizations have been nominated for their exceptional pro bono service through LAD’s Private Attorney Involvement program:
• Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Karen L. Piper, an attorney with Bodman PLC, and Lindsay E. De Moss, an attorney with Dickinson Wright PLLC;
• Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP and Bodman LLP;
• Kelvin W. Scott Pro Bono Corporation of the Year Award: Ford Motor Co. and General Motors  Corp.;
• Pro Bono Spirit-Macomb County: Jo Ann Bigler, Patrick Gagniuk and Bryan A. Sunisloe, attorneys in private practice;
• Pro Bono Spirit-Oakland County: Krystal Denise Johnson and Ronald D. Griffith Jr., attorneys in private practice;
• Pro Bono Spirit-Wayne County: Andrea Cartwright, an attorney in private practice, and Danielle J. Hessell, an attorney with Butzel Long PC;
• Friend of LAD: Lynn M. Davidson, director, Macomb County Friend of the Court, and Joon Sung, assistant professor of law, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Nominees for the Pioneer of Justice, Warrior of Justice and Impact on Domestic Violence awards will be announced shortly.
Tickets for the awards ceremony are $75 and are tax deductible. To order tickets or secure sponsorships, contact Bedelia Brown at (313) 967-5619 or bbrown@ladadetroit.org.