Daily Briefs (April 27)

Area attorney named to Foundation board

David Carl Anderson, principle and founder of the Law Office of David C. Anderson, P.C. in Troy, recently was appointed to the North Woodward Community Foundation Board of Directors. 

The North Woodward Community Foundation has been in existence for 11 years, and involves a group of dedicated citizens actively involved in the operation of a charitable foundation for Troy, Clawson, and other surrounding communities. 

In addition to his involvement with the North Woodward Foundation, Anderson serves on the Board of Directors for the Oakland County Bar Association, and is a Life Fellow with the Oakland County Bar Foundation. He has lived in Troy with his wife, Martha Anderson, who is an Oakland County Circuit Court judge, since 1980.

Seminar on ethics and etiquette of social media for lawyers

Curious about possible ethical implications of social media as solicitation or improper advertisement or communication? Concerned about the practical considerations of what to do if your senior partner or practice group leader “friends” you? What if a “FaceBook friend” turns out to be a witness or opposing counsel?

WLAM Wayne Region’s “Beyond the Basics: Social Media 301 for Lawyers. Ethics, Etiquette & Practical Issues.”  Thursday, April 29, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dickinson Wright, 500 Woodward Ave., 40th Floor, Detroit.

The session will provide ioverviews and a panel discussion of ethical, etiquette and practical issues regarding social media for lawyers.  Speakers include Todd Mendel, Tiffany Buckley-Norwood and Elizabeth Jolliffe. Mendel is a commercial litigator and member of Barris Sott Denn & Driker, where he has chaired the firm’s Ethics Committee since 2000. Buckley-Norwood is an associate at Dickinson Wright, where she counsels and defends employers on various issues, including employee handbooks and personnel policies.  Jolliffe is a business development and career management coach for lawyers, and former commercial litigator and member at Clark Hill. Lunch provided. Cost is $10 WLAM members/$15 nonmembers.  RSVP to Allison Bach at abach@dickinsonwright.com.

24th District Court will be in session in school

Judge Richard A. Page of the 24th District Court for Allen Park and Melvindale will hold his court session at two local high schools during April and May. On Thursday, April 29, the court session will be held at the Allen Park High School and on Friday, May 21, the session will be held at the Melvindale High School.

All cases are actual pending court cases and will be resolved in this session of the judge’s morning call.

The Court to School Program was initiated by 24th District Court Chief Judge John Courtright in 2007, and Judge Page is carrying on the tradition. Students will be able to see firsthand that there are serious consequences for those who break the law. The off-site session is part of an initiative to help students make better life choices involving alcohol, drugs, shoplifting, and the Internet.


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