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New hours effective June 1 for the Wayne County Probate Court


Effective June 1, 2013, the Wayne County Probate Court's hours of operation will be 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.  


Young Lawyers Section to host Sixth Annual Summit at Greektown

The State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section (YLS) will host its sixth annual Summit June 7-8 at Greektown Casino & Hotel in Detroit.
The Summit is a statewide event designed to foster professional development and establish networking opportunities. It will provide educational seminars, informational programming and social events designed to enhance the skill, knowledge, and understanding young lawyers have of the legal profession.This year the Honorable Dennis W. Archer will serve as the keynote speaker and seminar topics will include criminal law, legal writing, oral advocacy, evidence, depositions, technology, social media and more.The Summit is sponsored by Affinity Consulting Group, Judeh & Associates, Brooks Kushman, Stevenson Keppelman Associates, and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
The registration fee for the Summit $60 for section members and $45 for guests. Section members get access to seminars, meals and the reception. Guests get access to meals and the reception. Online registration is available at https://e.michbar.org/eCommerce and more information about the Summit is available at www.michbar.org/younglawyers/.
For additional information about the Young Lawyers Section, contact Felicia Johnson at fojohnson@yahoo.com or (313) 549-6329.


Every day this May vote online for The 313 Project to win $250K

The 313 Project, whose mission is to connect the legal community to Detroit's underserved areas through pro bono, service, and education, is competing for a $250,000 grant from Home Depot’s Apron in Action program. The 313 Project would use the money to help fund the construction of office, classroom, and counseling space for veterans and young people impacted by the juvenile system on Detroit’s east side. Winning Aprons in Action would make the group's dream of opening a legal aid and resource center a reality.
 The 313 Project, which was founded by three Wayne State Law students, serves Detroiters in need — including veterans and youths — through legal aid and resource clinics, empowerment classes, and community building projects like neighborhood clean ups.
To vote for The 313 Project:
1. Log in to Facebook
2. Add The Home Depot Foundation's "Aprons in Action" App
3. Vote for The 313 Project
Voting began on May 1 and ends May 31. People are permitted to vote once a day. The top vote-getter wins $250,000

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