Daily Briefs, May 12

Drug Court celebrates National Drug Court Month with graduation
In celebration of “National Drug Court Month,” the Third Judicial Circuit - Adult Drug Treatment Court will hold its annual commencement at 1 p.m. on May 16 at The Salvation Army, Adult Rehabilitation Center, located at 1627 W. Fort St.
Recording artist Kem will deliver the keynote address.
This is the court’s 7th formal ceremony since it was founded in 2003. Twenty-eight participants are expected to be recognized at this year’s graduation. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, educational services (including G.E.D. and Relapse Prevention courses) and full accountability.
“National Drug Court Month” is coordinated on a national level by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), which was established in 1994 to assist in the planning, implementation, and operation of Drug Courts. This year, Drug Courts throughout the nation are celebrating National Drug Court Month with the theme: “Drug Courts: A Proven Budget Solution.”
Nationally, Drug Courts provide vast savings to the criminal justice system. A recent study by the Department of Justice found a cost/benefit of $3.36 for every $1 invested in treating drug-addicted offenders under the watchful eye of Drug Court.

Miller Canfield to host symposium on climate law and policy May 18

Miller Canfield will host its “Second Annual International Climate Law & Policy Symposium” on Wednesday, May 18, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at NextEnergy Center in Detroit (461 Burroughs Street). Climate change opinion leaders and global corporate executives will discuss diverse views on cutting edge legal and public policy that is shaping this body of law — and impacting every business and organization.
 The symposium agenda will cover current climate law issues including:
• Corporate Sustainability Self-Governance in the Absence of Coherent Public Policy
• Evolving U.S. Energy Policy in an Era of Political and Economic Uncertainty
• Likely Course of Federal Policy: An Update from Washington
Symposium speakers include:
— Jon W. Allen, executive director of environmental policy and intergovernmental affairs, Consumer Energy
— John Bradburn, senior environmental project engineer, General Motors
— Brandon Hofmeister, assistant professor of law, Wayne State University Law School and former energy and climate policy advisor to Governor Granholm
— Trevor F. Lauer, vice president, Retail Marketing, DTE Energy
— Andrew Mangan, executive director, U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development
— Richard J. Plewa, senior vice president & director, Office of Corporate Sustainability, Comerica Bank
— Jim Presswood, federal energy policy director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
— Stanley “Skip” Pruss, principal, 5 Lakes Energy and former director of Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth
Attendance is free but limited to business leaders, economic development officials and entrepreneurs engaged in climate change and sustainable ventures or investments.
For more information on registration availability, contact Sandy Bera at 248.267.3345, bera@millercanfield.com


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