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The Third Circuit Court Civil and Family Divisions is closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the 36th District Court is closed today.  Only Criminal Arraignments will be conducted.

The Wayne County Probate Court is today closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 8 a.m.

The Wayne County Clerk’s Office is closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Vital Records Division of the Wayne County Clerk’s Office will be closed today and Tuesday,
Jan. 22 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and for a mandatory furlough day. Vital records include assumed names, birth and death records, concealed weapons permits, marriage
department and notary. The division will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 23.

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Joseph Golden receives Distinguished Service Award from SBM

J Joseph A. Golden, of the law firm Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award by the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

“For more than 40 years as a labor and employment lawyer, Joe Golden has been a true legal trailblazer,” said Timothy Howlett of Dickinson Wright and chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section. “Most importantly, Joe has done everything in his power to ensure that his clients are treated with justice and fairness. And, at the same time, he has been uniformly respected by his opponents.”

Golden has lectured extensively throughout the U.S. on a variety of employment rights issues, most notably wrongful discharge, and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Labor and Education committee on the proposed Civil Rights Bill in 1991. He is a founding member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and served this body as its president from 1991 to 1993.  In addition, he has served on the governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and is currently on the Executive Board of the Michigan Employment Lawyers Association, an organization Golden founded in 1992.

In 1996, he was inducted as a fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Golden has been recognized by The National Law Journal as Who’s Who of Employment/Labor Lawyers and honored in Best Lawyers in America continuously since 1993. He is also a member of the American and Michigan Associations of Justice. In 2012, he became Chair of the Macomb County Bar Association’s Masters Section and was inducted as a fellow to the State Bar of Michigan Foundation.

Golden holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University and a J.D. from University of Detroit.