Daily Briefs (March 9th)

Presentation on the importance of collaboration among bar associations to be held March 11

   The Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association along with the Wolverine Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan are co-hosting a collaboration presentation on Friday, March 11 from noon to 1 p.m. at the WCCDBA Continuing Legal Education Center, Room 810 in the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice. The presentation, entitled “Divided We Fall: Why Collaboration Matters,” is focused on emphasizing the importance of maintaining contact and direction between bar associations. Admission is free and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact WBA President Brandy Robinson at (313) 598-9325 or byrobinson@gmail.com.

CLS to hold annual Lenten Evening of Reflection March16

   The Catholic Lawyer Society will hold its annual Lenten Evening of Reflection March 16 at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Dinner will be held at 6:15 p.m., followed by the featured speaker, Dr. Edward Peters, the Edmund Cardinal Szoka Chair in Faculty Development and professor of Canon Law at Sacred Heart Seminary. Peters was named a Referendarius  of the Apostolic Signatura by Pope Benedict XVI. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from St. Louis University, a law degree from the University of Missouri and a Doctorate in Canon Law from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
   R.S.V.P.  by March  11 via email: prgalvin@sbcglobal.net or via phone:  586-773-9890. A donation of $25 or $15 for students will be payable at door or in advance to: catholiclawyerssociety.com via paypal.

Australian law dean to speak on international law of the sea

   Wayne State University Law School’s Program for International Legal Studies and the International Law Students Association will host a lecture by Natalie Klein, dean and professor at Macquarie Law School in Sydney, Australia, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. In her lecture, “Protecting Whales under International Law: Australia’s Case against Japan before the World Court,” Klein will discuss Australia’s effort to stop scientific whaling in the Southern Ocean.
   Klein teaches and researches in various areas of international law, with a focus on law of the sea and international dispute settlement. 
The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. For more information regarding the event or the Program for International Legal Studies, visit www.law.wayne.edu/international-studies or contact Fox at gfox@wayne.edu.