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RESTORE to host fund-raising event at restaurant on June 3

Lelli’s Inn in Farmington Hills will be the site of a fund-raising reception for The RESTORE Foundation on Monday, June 3 from 5-8 p.m.
The event will be hosted by retired Judge Edward Sosnick, director of The RESTORE Foundation, and business partners Steven Lelli and Mark Zarkin, and will serve as an opportunity to learn about the “Foundation’s work to support the Oakland County Drug Treatment Courts,” according to Sosnick.
Tickets for the event are $60 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Hot and cold appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Please RSVP to Esosnick@spclaw.com by May 30. Checks should be made payable to: The RESTORE Foundation, 5413 Pleasant Lake Drive, West Bloomfield, MI 48322.
Lelli’s Inn is located at 27925 Golf Point Blvd., north of 12 Mile Road just west of Halsted, in Farmington Hills.


Judge renamed to board overseeing Judges Retirement System

 Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday announced the reappointment of Diane D’Agostini, of Bloomfield Hills, to the Michigan Judges Retirement System Board.
Housed within the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget’s Office of Retirement Services, the five-member board oversees the Judges Retirement System Defined Benefit plan.
“Diane is an exceptional leader and has done great work on this board,” said Snyder. “I look forward to her continued service.”
D’Agostini was elected to the 48th District Court in 2000, with jurisdiction over the townships of Bloomfield and West Bloomfield and the cities of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village and Sylvan Lake. Re-elected in 2006, she continues to serve as chief district judge by appointment of the Michigan Supreme Court. She previously worked as assistant prosecutor for Oakland County. D’Agostini holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University and a degree from the Michigan State University – Detroit College of Law. She will continue to represent judges who are members of the retirement system.
D’Agostini will serve a four-year term that expires March 31, 2017, and her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

LAD to conduct free outreach clinic for COTS June 11

 Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services Tuesday, June 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS), 26 Peterboro St., for shelter residents. 
Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m., as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.
LAD is the largest provider of free civil legal services to low-income residents of Michigan.  It serves metropolitan Detroit through its offices in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

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