Status of compensation for indigent counsel discussed


 The Polish American Legal Society (PALS) conducted a general meeting on Wednesday, May 8, at PLAV Post 16 in Dearborn Heights.

Welcoming guest speaker Frank Eaman (third from right) of Frank D. Eaman PLLC were (left to right) Nicole Tabin, assistant corp. counsel for City of Dearborn Dept. of Law; Wayne County 20th District Court Chief Judge Mark Plawecki; William Jurczak of The Law Office of William Jurczak; Detroit attorney Ted Kedzierski; retired Judge Richard Wygonik; Sterling Heights attorney Karl Hamel; Anna Witkowska of Trott & Trott PC; Doug Hamel of Douglas Hamel PC; Mount Clemens attorney Joe Kosmala; and Berkley attorney Michael Dean.

Eaman, a criminal defense attorney who has been representing clients in criminal cases since 1971, spoke about the status of compensation for indigent counsel in Michigan.  

Eaman is also a law professor at Cooley Law School and an instructor at the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College, teaching law students and lawyers the skills needed to be a competent trial attorney.

Photo by John Meiu