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OCBA race returns to autumn Sept. 23
A spring staple for more than three decades, the Oakland County Bar Association's “Race Judicata” sported an early autumn flavor last year, a change of pace that will be repeated in 2012 when the event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 23.

The 33rd annual event — which features 5-kilometer and 10-km races along with a 5-km walk - will be staged at Andover High School in Bloomfield Hills on September 23, according to OCBA organizers.

This year's event is being chaired by Meredith Taunt, while the vice chair is Wayne Kauffman. The fun will begin at 9 a.m. with a 5-km walk, while the 5-km and 10-km runs will start at 9:30 at Andover High School, located off Long Lake Road near Telegraph. Primary sponsors for this year's event are Dean & Fulkerson; Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss; and Tower Computer Services.

Registration is available online at www.ocba.org. The pre-registration deadline is Sept. 18, while race day registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. at Andover. The cost of entering the runs is $15, while the entry fee for the walk is $10. The costs climb $5 for both the runs and the walk on race day.

In addition to individual competition, the Race Judicata features team contests in the 5-km and 10-km events. Teams must have a minimum of three runners, but no more than five. The top three finishing times of team members will be used to calculate the overall mark. Last year, a team from Jaffe won the 5-km competition, while a squad from Bodman took the 10-km title.

The Race Judicata, of course, is a play on words with the Latin term “res judicata,” which is short for a “matter judged.”

Sports, Entertainment Law annual lecture comes to Cooley Law

The Seventh Annual Howard Soifer Memorial Lecture in Sports and Entertainment Law will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, starting at noon at the Lansing campus of Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Guest speakers include Robert “Boogie Bob” Baldori and Sheldon Kay, the “Rock and Roll Lawyer.”

Baldori was the founder of “The Woolies” rock band in 1964 and has performed or recorded with greats including Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. As an attorney he has represented John Sinclair, the Second City troupe and blues artists Hubert Sumlin in his licensing negotiations with Eric Clapton and Keith Richards.

Kay hosts “The Rock and Roll Lawyer Show” on the radio and has represented many entertainers including Aretha Franklin. He is a founding member of the Entertainment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Both of the speakers are alums of Cooley Law.

The lecture series is named after the late prominent attorney Howard Soifer who, in addition to a successful practice, was a frequent lecturer at Cooley Law.
The event will be held in the main lobby area of the Cooley Center at 300 S. Capitol Avenue in downtown Lansing.

Lectures, a Q&A and a jam session will be included. RSVP by Sept. 7 to Pamela Heos at 517-371-5140 ext. 2014 or e-mail heosp@cooley.edu.

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