Daily Briefs

7 Wayne Law students receive Public Interest Law Fellowships

Seven Wayne State University Law School students are gaining experience and serving a variety of agencies this summer, thanks to the support of the 2016 Public Interest Law Fellowships.

The 2016 fellowship winners and their organizations are:

• David Adgate of Ann Arbor, rising third-year student – Federal Defender Office

• Hassan Bazzi of Dearborn, rising second-year student – Great Lakes Environmental Law Center

• Lance Bruck of Sterling Heights, rising third-year student – United Community Housing Coalition

• Hannah Fielstra of Ferndale, rising third-year student – Michigan State Appellate Defender Office

• Holland Locklear of Clinton Township, rising third-year student – American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan

• Marie Reimers of Detroit, rising second-year student – The Family Law Project

• Madeline Sinkovich of Novi, rising second-year student – Legal Services of Eastern Michigan

Wayne Law created the fellowships in 2009 to give students opportunities to gain practical experience in public interest law before graduation, ease student financial stresses and offer much-needed assistance to organizations providing legal services to underserved constituencies. Fellowship recipients are selected each year by a committee of Wayne Law faculty members, staff and alumni.


Trauma Drama: Increasing Your  Professional Impact

Have you ever worked with a client whose personal stressors derailed your progress? Did you have the tools to handle the situation?

The goal of “Trauma Drama” is to provide professionals with valuable strategies for advising challenging individuals.

Join the Jewish Family Service Legal Referral Service and the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse for a workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at Haven, 801 Vanguard Drive in Pontiac.

The keynote speaker will be Ellen Yashinsky Chute, LMSW, ACSW, Director of Behavioral Health Services at JFS and the Director of the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse. Chute provides continuing education workshops to social workers in the areas of social work ethics, relationships, family development, domestic abuse and divorce. David Wm. Ruskin, Esq., Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Detroit, will also present at the event. RSVP to Emily Croitori by May 25 at (248) 592-2317 or online at ecroitori@jfsdetroit.org.


FBA Diversity Committee hosts ‘Shmooze Cruise’

Attorneys, judges, interns and summer associates are invited to walk and talk along Detroit’s Riverwalk and end up at Granite City Food & Brewery, 100 Renaissance Center, Ste. 1101 at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9 for Happy Hour. To join the walk, meet at 5:15 p.m. on the Fort Street steps of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 West Lafayette, Detroit. Can’t make the 5:15 walk? Join the FBA Diversity Committee and friends at Granite City.