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DMA Holiday Meetup to take place Dec. 20

The second annual Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Holiday Meetup will be held Thursday Dec. 20 at the Buhl Bar, 5-8 p.m. No cover, no registration required.

The Buhl Bar is a cool space — in the former bank lobby/Starbuck's location at the corner of Griswold and Congress. Join DMBA members and friends there for a cup of cheer and good wishes before you head home or out for last minute shopping. Cash Bar.No registration required. Contact Elizabeth Jolliffe, elizabeth@yourbenchmarkcoach.com for more information.

Women’s Bar hosts  annual Holiday Party at Leon & Lulu, Dec. 13

The Women’s Bar Association  (Oakland County Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan) presents its 30th Annual Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Leon & Lulu, 96 W. 14 Mile Road in Clawson.

A silent auction will be held with proceeds to benefit the Jacqueline E. Bayley Foundation which seeks to raise ovarian cancer awareness and increase ovarian cancer research. More information can be found by visiting www.jeb-foundation.org

Ticket prices are $30 for current law students (in advance), $45 for WLAM members (in advance), $50 for non-members, and $55 at the door
Register with Stacey King: (313) 446-1530 or sking@garanlucow.com.

Senate confirms Berg for federal bench

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor has been approved as a new federal judge in Detroit.

Terrence Berg was confirmed last Thursday by the U.S. Senate. He’s worked in the U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit and served as interim leader for more than a year until 2010. He’s also worked elsewhere for the U.S. Justice Department and specialized in tech crimes for a time at the Michigan attorney general’s office.

President Barack Obama nominated Berg for the federal court in April.

Supreme Court orders ex-judge to pay $16.5K

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered ousted Inkster judge Sylvia James to pay $16,500 in costs to the Judicial Tenure Commission.
The court made the order last Friday night.

James lost her seat on the 22nd District Court bench earlier this year after the Michigan Supreme Court found she committed judicial misconduct. The Supreme Court affirmed the findings of the Judicial Tenure Commission and said James had misused public funds, including some intended for crime victims.

In September, Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Sabrina Johnson to replace James for the remainder of her term. James ran for the seat in the November election but lost to Johnson.


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