Daily Briefs, August 10

WCBA takes on MCPBA in 4th Annual Pryder Cup
The Wayne County Probate Bar Association and the Macomb County Probate Bar Association face off in the 4th Annual Pryder Cup at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at Lochmoor Club in Grosse Pointe Woods.

The format is based on the Ryder Cup competition with two golfers from Wayne County competing against two golfers from Macomb County based up handicaps using a combination of best ball, scramble and every other shot format. The winner of the team “competition” will have the chance to designate the charity to whom all profits from the outing will be donated.

Participants will be teamed on the day of the outing. Cost is $125 per person, includes golf, cart, lunch and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Limited to the first 12 golfers only.

For more information, contact Walter Sakowski at (734) 525-2677.

ABA calls for guidelines on judicial disqualification, disclosure of campaign support
The American Bar Association this week adopted policy calling on states to develop clear guidelines and procedures for judicial disqualification decisions, stricter rules on the disclosure of campaign support in judicial elections and prompt review of denials of requests to disqualify a judge.

The new policy also urges the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and the Standing Committee on Professional Discipline to fast track any changes to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct regarding disclosure requirements and standards for judicial disqualification.

“This is a clear win for everyone who believes our judiciary should be a truly fair place where justice is delivered impartially,” said ABA President Stephen N. Zack.  “We are giving states the guidance they need to clarify the rules of the game so the public can have confidence in our system of justice,” he added.  “States are in the best position to determine how to adopt procedures for judicial disqualification.”

The ABA’s policy-making House of Delegates adopted the policy at the association’s Annual Meeting in Toronto.

ALA Detroit to hold  Member Recognition Luncheon
The Association of Legal Administrators, Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, will honor its special members on their 10-plus years with the chapter at the Member Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 18, beginning at noon at The Whitney. The luncheon will feature guest speaker Thomas A. Patton on the subject of “Retirement & Baby Boomers.” For additional information on the luncheon, visit www.aladetroit.org.

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