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Pozza named chairman of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit’s board of directors

Clarence (Rocky) L. Pozza, Jr., a principal in the Detroit office of Miller Canfield, has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, Inc.

 For more than 90 years, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has led the region’s ongoing battle against unemployment. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit estimates it has served nearly 1 million clients and placed almost 90,000 individuals into jobs over its history. Goodwill provides the organization's employment training, education, support and job placement programs.

A past chairman of Miller Canfield, Pozza handles complex business, commercial, securities and regulatory trials, arbitrations and mediations with distinction across the United States. He served as a managing director of Miller Canfield for 10 years and was chairman of the Litigation Group for eight years. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Pozza is a past president of the Old Newsboys Goodfellows Fund of Detroit, Inc. and the University of Michigan “M Club,” the Honor Club for letter winners.
He resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Domestic Violence Committee offers free pro bono training

The State Bar of Michigan Domestic Violence Committee will host an introductory training on how to handle pro bono domestic violence family law cases from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 at Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills Campus. It will be simultaneously broadcast to Cooley’s three other campuses in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Lansing.

The training, provided by attorneys with many years of hands-on family law experience, will cover initial client interviews, substantive legal issues, pleadings, and pretrial and trial practices as they relate to family law cases with domestic violence components.

It will offer a comprehensive introduction to family and domestic violence law for attorneys new to this area of practice, and will also serve as a great refresher for more experienced attorneys.

The training is free of charge for attorneys who commit to take on a pro bono family law case within six months.

To register visit www.michbar.org/generalinfo/domesticviolence.cfm. For additional information contact SBM Pro Bono Counsel Robert Mathis at 517-346-6412 or rmathis@mail.michbar.org.


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