Daily Briefs

 ‘Walk for Justice’ to benefit William Booth Legal Aid Clinic

Coinciding with the celebration of 20 years in operation, the Salvation Army’s William Booth Legal Aid Clinic is hosting its Second Annual Walk for Justice at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, May 31, starting at 8 a.m.

All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army’s William Booth Legal Aid Clinic, which has helped resolve nearly 20,000 cases affecting low income families, individuals and U.S. Military Veterans. The clinic provides quality guidance and advocacy in a wide variety of areas including family matters, housing issues, credit issues and disability. 
Admission is $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event. Law students can register for $20 and children, up to 16 years old, are admitted for free. The registration fee includes zoo admission, parking, a Walk for Justice t-shirt, refreshments and an entry into a door prize drawing. 

Rounding out the event will be face painting, clowns and games for children, as well as a silent auction featuring items donated by local businesses. A special prize will also be awarded to the person who receives the highest total pledge amount. 

With the support of local sponsors, last year’s Walk for Justice drew hundreds of walkers who enjoyed a day at the zoo while raising funds to help ensure the William Booth Legal Aid Clinic can continue providing legal assistance to metro Detroiters in need. 

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.
For additional information about the Walk for Justice and to register, visit www.walkforjustice.org or call 313-361-6340.

Wayne County Register of Deeds hours

The Wayne County Register of Deeds will be closed:
• April 18 (Good Friday) at  noon
• April 25 (Furlough Day)
• May 9 (Furlough Day)
• May 26 (Memorial Day)

USPTO to hold public roundtable on patent review procedures

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will hold a public roundtable at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills Campus to discuss the new post-grant patent review procedures under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The roundtable is free and open to the public and will be held Thursday, April 24, from 1-5 p.m. at 2630 Featherstone Road in Auburn Hills. The roundtable, one of eight being held across the country, will feature USPTO administrators, several Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) judges and practitioners currently involved in Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings. The PTAB is seeking feedback about trial procedures and will provide an opportunity at the session for public input. Following the program, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host a reception at the Cooley from 5-7 p.m.