Daily Briefs

 Randon appointed U.S. bankruptcy judge

On March 20, 2014, the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder, Chief Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, appointed Mark A. Randon as a United States bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Judge Randon received a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 1989 and a juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1992. After graduating law school, Judge Randon worked as a labor and employment attorney for Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, and then for Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC, before becoming counsel for United Technologies Automotive. On February 5, 2001, Judge Randon became the youngest individual to be appointed as a State of Michigan district court judge when he was appointed to the 36th District Court. Judge Randon served as a 36th District Court Judge from 2001 to 2009. In July, 2009, Judge Randon was sworn in as a magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Judge Randon served in that position until his appointment as a United States bankruptcy judge. Judge Randon is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association, and the Association of Black Judges of Michigan.


Society commemorates Civil War with history of absentee voting at lunch

The Annual Membership Luncheon of the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.
The luncheon, which will begin with a short reception at 11:30, will feature a legal vignette entitled, “Arrogance or Vigilance: Michigan’s High Court Says No to Absentee Voting for Civil War Soldiers,” presented by David A. Collins. 
The luncheon is open to all persons interested in Michigan’s legal history.
The cost per person is $40. For more information or to make reservations, contact Carrie Pickett by calling (517) 373-7589. The Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society was founded in 1988 by Dorothy Comstock Riley, during her term as Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.  

Wayne County Family Law mentoring round table to be held April 18

The Wayne County Family Law Bar Association presents the Wayne County Family Law Mentoring Round Table staring at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at The Bistro at One Detroit Center, 500 Woodward Avenue across from Third Circuit Court in downtown Detroit. Those new to the practice of family law and seasoned practitioners willing to share their experience are welcome to a lively lunchtime chat, brown-bag style. Contact Friend of the Court Attorney Anita Scott-Meisel at 313-224-4116 for more information.