Daily Briefs

Justice McCormack to keynote Wayne Law Commencement

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack will deliver the keynote address at Wayne State University Law School’s Com­mence­ment ceremony on Monday, May 14.

The ceremony, open to graduates and their guests, will be at the Detroit Opera House. Tickets are required.

McCormack was elected to the Michigan Supreme Court in 2012 and is the court’s liaison to Michigan’s business and tribal courts.

She was elected to The American Law Institute in 2013 and in 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology appointed her to the National Commission on Forensic Science. She also serves as an editor for the American Bar Association’s preeminent journal, Litigation.

McCormack joined the Yale Law School faculty in 1996 and went on to the University of Michigan Law School in 1998 where she taught criminal law, legal ethics and various clinics. She was named associate dean for clinical affairs in 2002.

Since her election to the Michigan Supreme Court, she has continued to teach at Michigan Law and publish in professional journals and law media.

She is a graduate of New York University School of Law.


Michigan residents  can drop off unused ­opioids, other meds

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A series of events this weekend will enable Michigan residents to responsibly dispose of unused or expired opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs.

The University of Michigan’s Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network is coordinating the effort Saturday. The network has put together a free manual to help groups hold community medication take-back projects and provide a safe way to get rid of unused medications.

Hospitals, pharmacies, community organizations and police departments in 16 counties will serve as drop-off points.

The Michigan project coincides with a national medicine take-back initiative sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled in the U.S. since 1999.


Celebrate Law Day  with the ­Hispanic Bar ­Association of Michigan

Join the Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan in recognition of Law Day. The gathering will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Eastern Market Brewing Company, 2515 Riopelle St. in Detroit. The cost is $20 per person and $10 for law students (PayPal —  HBAMichigan@ gmail.com). At the door price is $25. Tickets include appetizers and one drink ticket.