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Judge Lightvoet named to Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review by MSC
Hon. Pamela L. Lightvoet, a judge of the Kalamazoo County Circuit Court, has been appointed to the Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review by the Michigan Supreme Court.
Lightvoet, who serves as presiding judge of the circuit court’s trial division, was appointed to a term ending March 31, 2017. The judge, who was elected to the circuit court in 2006 and re-elected in 2012, serves on the board of directors of Greater Kalamazoo United Way. She is an executive board member of the Michigan Judges Association.
The Court also reappointed court reporter Denise M. Kizy of Beverly Hills and court recorder Bonnie L. Rozema of Byron Center. Both will serve terms ending March 31, 2017.
Kizy, who has served both as an official and freelance court reporter for over 30 years, is president of Kizy Court Reporting, Inc. Kizy is a member of the Michigan Association of Professional Court Reporters and the National Court Reporters Association.
Rozema, who earned an associate’s degree in court and conference reporting from Lansing Community College, has served as a freelance court recorder since 1995. She is a certified electronic recorder and has been certified as a legal video specialist by the NCRA, of which she is a member.
The Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review tests and certifies court reporters and recorders, and publishes guidelines for their work. The board also handles complaints against court reporters and recorders.
For more information about the Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review, see www.courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/OfficesPrograms/CRR/Pages/Board-of-Review.aspx.

Free webinar April 9 looks into employment and immigration issues

Employers can gain key insight regarding the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 recently issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that takes effect next month. 
Butzel Long is hosting a free webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9.  Immigration law attorneys Clara DeMatteis Mager and Linda Armstrong will discuss the differences between the new and prior Form I-9 and provide guidance regarding proper completion.
To register for the free webinar, visit www.butzel.com/events/.  For additional information or questions, contact Jonathan Spencer at (313) 983-6995 or spencer@butzel.com.

LAD to host free Small Claims Workshop

Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc., will conduct a free workshop for residents of Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties on how to represent themselves in small claims court and collect money judgments on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. Registration is not required, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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