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Bail Bondsman application period runs through Oct. 29

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 2019 Bail Bondsmen list to the appropriate agencies in accordance with the statute, which will go into effect on January 1, 2019.

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 is ongoing and runs through October 29, 2018. Copies of the Bail Bondsman applications 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 2019 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 29, 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. You may contact Karen Koshen in the Court Administration Office at 248-858-0296 for more information.


Buchanan elected to College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers recently announced that Varnum partner Barbara Eckert Buchanan has been elected as a new Fellow. Buchanan will officially be installed at the College’s annual meeting in San Francisco on November 10, 2018.

Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by peers of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. The College recognizes attorneys who, by long and outstanding service, have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field.

Throughout her 25-year career, Buchanan has focused on representation of management in labor and employment relations and related litigation, for both public and private employers. Her focus in the health care industry also includes matters involving peer review activities, professional credentialing and discipline.

Buchanan is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan. A seasoned litigator, she is admitted to practice in U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


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