Daily Briefs

 WBA to hold annual Holiday Party Dec.12

The Women’s Bar Association will hold its 31st Annual Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Great Lakes Culinary Center, 24101 West Nine Mile Road in Southfield. There will be a silent auction to benefit the “Tiane Brown Fund” at the Wayne State University Law School, which will go toward support of her children. Brown was the WSU Law student recently found dead in her car, the apparent victim of a homicide. Ticket prices are $35 for law students, $45 for WLAM members, $50 for non-members and $55 at the door. Sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact Kristin Pursley at the Dobrusin Law Firm PC at kpursley@patentco.com.


Foster children’s charity receives more than $9,000 in grants

On Nov. 14, Detroit-area foster children’s charity For The Seventh Generation (www.fortheseventhgeneration.org) announced receipt of two grants totalling $9,375.00 from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
The grants – $4,688.00 from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southeastern Michigan and $4,687.00 from the global Ronald McDonald House Charities organization, (national office)  – will be used to purchase bed sets for twenty-five metro-Detroit-area infants and children in foster care. 
“Michigan’s foster care system tries to provide the basics, but tight budgets mean that way too many foster children end up sleeping on couches, air mattresses, or worse,” said For The Seventh Generation Executive Director Lorraine Weber. “These grant monies mean that twenty-five foster children in our area will be sleeping comfortably in brand new beds this winter and beyond.”
“We can’t thank Ronald McDonald House Charities enough for the huge difference they are making in the lives of these children.” 
Now that cribs and beds will be available, For The Seventh Generation is seeking donations of new and nearly-new bedding to outfit the beds the organization will be purchasing with the RMHC grant. 
“We need sheets, blankets (including baby blankets), pillowcases – you name it,” said FTSG Help Closet Coordinator Shirley Roseman, who added that people seeking more information or wishing to make a donation can contact her directly at helpcloset@detroitlawyer.org. 

Clark Hill Attorney elected to FMCA’s board of directors

Clark Hill Attorney Linda M. Watson was elected to the Board of Directors for the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FMCA) for the Detroit Institute of Arts. The FMCA is the museum’s oldest and largest auxiliary. It supports and enhances the DIA’s James Pearson Duffy Department of Contemporary Art 
Watson is co-chair of the Automotive & Manufacturing Practice Group. She is listed as a Super Lawyer in business litigation and has more than 20 years of litigation experience representing small to large privately-held business entities, as well as public corporations both at the trial and appellate level of federal and state courts.