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Jaffe partner named to Attorney Discipline Board of Michigan

Mark G. Cooper, a partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. has been appointed to the Attorney Discipline Board of Michigan as a hearing panelist.

The Attorney Discipline Board (ADB) is the adjudicative arm of the Michigan Supreme Court and has the responsibility to supervise and discipline Michigan attorneys.
The ADB hearing panels are composed of three volunteer attorneys to conduct the trial-level proceedings under Subchapter 9.100 of the Michigan Court Rules.

Cooper is one of 400 volunteer panel members comprising of nearly 100 hearing panels statewide. His attention will be focused specifically on MCR 9.115, which governs hearings before a panel, MCR 9.120, which is applicable to cases based upon an attorney’s criminal conviction, and MCR 9.124, which governs reinstatement proceedings.

In addition to his position with the ADB, Cooper serves on the Board of Directors for the Meadowbrook Center for Learning and is a council member of the State Bar of
Michigan Insurance and Indemnity Law Section.

Cooper earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri and is a cum laude graduate of Michigan State University Law School.


8th Annual Pryder Cup to be held July 30

The Wayne County Probate Bar Association and the Macomb County Probate Bar Association will face off in the 8th Annual Pryder Cup July 30 at the Lochmoore Club in Grosse Pointe. The format is based on the Ryder Cup competition in that two golfers from Wayne County will compete against two golfers from Macomb County based upon handicaps using a combination of best ball, scramble and every other shot format. The winner of the team competition will be able to designate the charity to which all the profits from the outing will be donated. Participants will be teamed on the day of the outing. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with tee time starting at 12:45 p.m. Cost is $130 per person and includes golf, cart, lunch, and heavy hors d’oeuvres after golf. Contact Walter Sakowski at 734-525-2677 for more information.


Catholic Lawyers Society picnic and mass to be held July 26

The Catholic Lawyers Society picnic and outdoor mass will be held July 26 at 2 p.m. at Municipal Park in Grosse Pointe Shores. Attendees are invited to arrive early and enjoy the pool. Jim Bellanca will be grilling up Italian sausages and hot dogs. Cost is $10 per person or $30 per family. Park is located at 800 Lake Shore Road, just north of Vernier. RSVP to 313-454-4217 or sgrobbel@bellanca.com.