Daily Briefs

Lawyer helps bring awareness to state’s women veterans

The Michigan House recently passed a resolution (HR 336) declaring June 15 as Women Veterans Recognition Day in Michigan. WMU-Cooley graduate Zaneta Adams of Muskegon, herself a disabled and retired veteran, worked closely with Representative Terry Sabo to help bring this special recognition to the state’s women veterans.

Adams, while working full-time at the Muskegon-based, Williams Hughes law firm, also leads the nonprofit WINC: For All Women Veterans, which provides support for disabled women veterans. A mother of six, Adams has been married for 18 years and retired from the U.S. Army in 2016. She is an Iraqi War veteran who suffered a severe back injury after falling from a deuce and a half truck.

“Not only am I honored to have served our country, but I am honored that Michigan’s women veterans are also being recognized,” said Adams. “There is a long history of Michigan’s women serving in the armed forces dating back to 1901. I thank our state’s legislature for making June 15 a day to honor the women who have served.”

 In May, when HR 336 was passed, a special acknowledgement was made regarding Sabo and Adams for their leadership and hard work creating the recognition for Women Veterans in Michigan.


Detroit to host conference on chronic, veteran homelessness

DETROIT (AP) — Leaders from more than 70 communities across the United States and Canada are expected to attend a conference in Detroit to discuss efforts to end chronic homelessness and homelessness among U.S. military veterans.

National nonprofit Community Solutions is hosting the June 26-27 event at Cobo Center. Its part of the Built for Zero campaign.

Community Solutions says Detroit is one of the cities participating in the campaign.

Jay Farner, chief executive of Detroit-based mortgage lender Quicken Loans, is scheduled to speak at the conference. Community Solutions president Rosanne Haggerty also is scheduled to speak.


DBA ‘Raising the Bar’ 2018 Annual Meeting

Raising the Bar 2018, the Detroit Bar Association’s annual meeting will be held at the newly renovated Detroit Club, 712 Cass Ave. in Detroit from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. Registration includes appetizers and a drink ticket; a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. The cost is $75 per person. Judicial officers may attend free of charge. Register to attend (and find sponsorship information) at www.detroitlawyer.org.