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Law firm is silver sponsor of Citizens Research Council


Secrest Wardle recently supported the Citizens Research Council (CRC) of Michigan as a Silver Sponsor for their 99th Public Policy Luncheon. The luncheon took place at the Detroit Marriott Troy on Sept. 11. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr., served as keynote speaker for the event. In attendance from Secrest Wardle’s Troy location were Senior Partner and Co-Managing Partner Mark E. Morley, Executive Partner and Managing Partner of the Municipal Law Practice Group Derk W. Beckerleg, Executive Partner Anthony A. Randazzo, and Partner Kellie C. Joyce.
Founded in 1916, the objective of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan is to provide factual, unbiased independent information on significant issues concerning state and local government organization and finance. For more information, please visit http://crcmich.org. 

 

Procedure for bail bondsmen application


Pursuant to MCLA 750.167b, the judges of the Circuit Court are to annually compile and maintain an up-to-date list of the names of persons engaged in the business of becoming surety upon bonds for compensation in criminal cases. The statute states: “The list shall be compiled annually by the Judges of the Circuit Court of each Circuit and the names of persons engaged in the business of becoming surety upon bonds for compensation shall be added to the list by the Judges upon proper application.” The court will circulate the 2016 Bail Bondsmen list to the appropriate agencies in accordance with the statute.

Accordingly, the court administrator has prepared two applications for bondsmen: one for persons backed by insurance and the other for persons backed by real property. Persons or businesses may apply for inclusion on the list under either category or both. (Statutory authority for this review appears in MCLA 765.20.) 

The Bail Bondsman application period runs from Sept. 25, 2015, through Oct. 30, 2015. Copies of the Bail Bondsman application are available on line at www.oakgov.com under Circuit Court Forms and Publications or in the Court Administration Office. Only current applications will be accepted and must include all of the accompanying documentation to be considered for the 2016 Bail Bondsman List. Applications must be hand delivered or mailed to Oakland County Circuit Court Administration, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac, Michigan 48341, no later than October 30, 2015. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Contact Karen Koshen in the Court Administration Office at 248-858-0296 for more information.

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