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Legal Aid and Defender to hold annual charity golf outing June 19

Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will hold its 17th annual charity golf outing on Friday, June 19 at TPC Michigan, One Nicklaus Drive, Dearborn.
The outing is open to the public. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., the shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Donations are $125 for single players and $500 for foursomes. They include 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and team photos.

A variety of sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available. Payments must be received no later than Friday, June 5.

For reservations or further information, contact Bedelia Brown at (313) 967-5619 or bbrown@ladadetroit.org.


Detroit police sued over raid that killed 7-year-old girl at home

DETROIT (AP) — The family of a 7-year-old Detroit girl killed during a police raid has filed a second lawsuit against officers and the city, nearly five years after the fatal shooting.

The estate of Aiyana Stanley-Jones says her civil rights were violated when officers burst through the door of her Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court.

Aiyana was accidentally killed by Officer Joseph Weekley in May 2010. He says he pulled the trigger during a struggle with the girl’s grandmother. She denied it.

A judge cleared Weekley of involuntary manslaughter. A separate misdemeanor charge was dropped after two juries couldn't reach a verdict.


Nominations sought for 2015 Cook-Friedman FBA?Civility Award

 It’s not too early to start thinking about nominations for the 2015 Cook-Friedman FBA Civility Award, which will be presented at the Chapter's Annual Dinner on June 25, 2015.  The selection criteria are as follows:

1. The attorney has been significantly engaged in the practice of law;

2. The attorney demonstrates the highest levels of legal competency and professionalism;

3. The attorney's conduct is in accordance with the highest standards of professional integrity and personal courtesy as set forth in the Civility Principles of the United
States District Court for the Eastern District of  Michigan;

4. The attorney has demonstrated, while fulfilling the fundamental duty to represent clients vigorously, a mindfulness of the equally important obligation to the administration of justice, which is a truth-seeking process designed to resolve human and societal problems in a rational, peaceful and efficient manner; and

5. The attorney is guided by a fundamental sense of dignity, decency, candor, and fair play.

If you believe that an individual is worthy of consideration, please submit the name of the nominee to fbamich@fbamich.org or to any of the Chapter’s officers, together with a brief statement in support of the nomination.