Daily Briefs (Oct 4)

Radke assumes chair of Representative Assembly at ceremony
Victoria A. Radke, of Escanaba, has been sworn in as the chair of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly for 2010-2011. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly, officiated at the Thursday, Sept. 30, ceremony held during the SBM Annual Meeting at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

The 150-member Representative Assembly (RA) is the final policy-making body of the State Bar.

Radke was elected to the RA in 2002. She has served two three-year terms representing the 47th Circuit. She has also served two terms as president of the Delta County Bar Association.

Over the course of her career, Radke has contributed her time and energy to many SBM committees, including the Bar Leadership Forum, the Upper Michigan Legal Institute, and the Domestic Violence Committee. She is a member of the American Bar Association and a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

Radke has been in private practice since 2005 and focuses on family law and criminal defense.

She graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1972 and received her law degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1987. She worked briefly for the City of Detroit before accepting a position as the staff attorney for the Delta County Friend of the Court in 1988, where she remained for 15 years before starting her own law practice.

Radke is also active in her local community, has been an involved Law Day volunteer, and served for seven years as attorney/coach for the local Youth in Government High School Mock Trial Team.

Michigan State Police ready to run sweep for sex offenders
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State Police troopers will conduct a statewide sweep of sex offenders accused of violating requirements of the sex offender registry by not reporting address changes on time.
Operation Verify will be held Oct. 18-29 and target as many as 3,400 violators who are not in compliance with the Michigan Sex Offender Registry.

Anyone on the registry who’s been convicted of sex-crime felonies must verify their addresses quarterly with local police agencies and within 10 days of moving.

State police officials said in a recent statement the sweep will follow the Oct. 1-15 quarterly verification period.

Michigan has about 46,400 people on the sex offender registry, and nearly 43,000 are compliant. Penalties range from 93 days in jail to four years in prison.

Holiday Hours
Please be advised that the Wayne County Probate Court will be closed in observance of Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 11 and will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 8 a.m.
The Wayne County Clerk's Office will be closed on Monday, Oct. 11 in observance of Columbus Day.

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