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Daniel Quick appointed chair of Local Rules Advisory Committee

Dickinson Wright attorney Daniel D. Quick was recently appointed by the judges of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to serve as chair of the Local Rules Advisory Committee. His one-year term begins on July 1, 2015.

 Quick is a member in the firm’s Troy office and is Practice Department Manager for Commercial Litigation, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, ADR and Sports & Entertainment. He is a litigation attorney with a focus in the areas of commercial litigation (including shareholder disputes, trade secrets and non-compete cases) and copyright, entertainment, and intellectual property. He holds leadership positions in the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association and the Oakland County Bar Foundation. Quick received his J.D. from the University of Michigan.

DMC Foundation grant to expand Legal Aid for Children and Families

The DMC Foundation has granted Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) $80,000 over two years to expand a medical-legal partnership that provides free legal services to low-income families with children whose medical issues can be relieved by legal intervention.

The partnership is Legal Aid for Children and Families (LACF), formed by Beaumont Health and LAD in 2009 to improve the health and welfare of low-income children and their families byaddressing the underlying causes of poor health among children.

Modeled after the Boston Medical Center’s Family Advocacy program, LACF is Michigan’s first medical-legal partnership to provide free, on-site legal assistance to low-income pediatric and obstetric patients.
 LACF currently provides free legal services to patients through Beaumont Health’s Royal Oak campus and the Brightmoor Health Outreach Collaborative (BHOC) in the Brightmoor community in Detroit.

 Currently, LACF is supported by grants from the Beaumont Foundation and the Oakland County Bar Foundation.

“Traditionally law and health care treat the problems of health and adverse conditions in silos, separate and apart from one another,” LAD said in its grant application to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, which is supported by the DMC Foundation. “Medical legal partnerships seek to bring these two communities together by making the legal service provider a part of the medical treatment team.”

 The grant will enable LAD to expand LACF to Beaumont Health’s Grosse Pointe campus, in part by hiring a staff attorney to work there full time.


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