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Cooley Law Associate Dean speaks at the 24th annual U.S. Coast Guard Ethics Forum

Cooley Law School Associate Dean Joan Vestrand spoke at the U.S. Coast Guard’s 24th annual Ethics ForumMarch 22 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Vestrand gave a presentation entitled “Why Ethics Matter: Branding for Success” to several different groups of cadets. This is the fourth year in a row that she has been invited to speak at the Forum.
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy's Ethics Forum provides the Corps of Cadets with a full day of lectures, panels and small group dialogues on the topic of ethical situations in the Coast Guard and beyond. As future officers, cadets are schooled in the concepts of integrity and strength of character, but this annual event allows for an immersion in thought-provoking discussions led by experts in a variety of disciplines. The Forum offers cadets the opportunity to engage in open and meaningful discourse on ethical challenges in areas such as academia, broadcasting, business, engineering, environment, finance, government, journalism, leadership, medicine, military, sports, terror management and water resource management.


William Booth Legal Aid Clinic to host its inaugural fundraser April 6 at Detroit Zoo

The Salvation Army’s William Booth Legal Aid Clinic is hosting a Walk for Justice at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, April 6, starting at 8 a.m.
All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army’s William Booth Legal Aid Clinic.
Admission is $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event. Children, up to 13 years old, are admitted for free. The registration fee includes zoo admission, parking, a Walk for Justice t-shirt and an entry into a door prize drawing for an IPad.
Since 1994, The William Booth Legal Aid Clinic has been providing legal counsel to participants of The Salvation Army Detroit Harbor Light Center, as well as individuals within the community at or below the poverty level. Over the years, the clinic has resolved more than 19,380 cases involving custody and parenting time, child support, divorce, landlord tenant, criminal misdemeanors, guardianships, credit issues and general advocacy.
For more information about the Walk for Justice, visit www.walkforjustice.org or call (313) 361-6340.
To make a tax-deductible contribution to the William Booth Legal Aid Clinic, visit donate.salvationarmyusa.org/easternmichigan/walkforjustice.

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