Duly Noted

Mika Meyers attorney receives top honor from municipal attorney organization

Mark E Nettleton, a member of the law firm of Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones PLC,  was named this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Attorney Award from the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA) for excellent work in his representation of municipalities and his participation in organizations that serve municipalities.
Nettleton was honored at the MAMA annual educational seminar during a luncheon at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Sept. 20.
He graduated from Fordham University in 1992 and from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1995. In the legal field, Nettleton concentrates his practice in the areas of public finance, land use, zoning law, municipal law, and real estate.


Cooley 5K Race for Education raise much-needed funds

On Sept. 15, about 3,000 runners and walkers participated  in Cooley Law School’s 5K Race for Education and Impression 5’s Capital City River Run Half Marathon – all part of the Capital City River Run Weekend of Races. Race participants nominate a favorite school for a chance to win money in two ways - Race Proceeds, and through the School Competition. 
Race proceeds go to schools that are selected through a random drawing from nominations made by race participants and the School Competition awards the three schools with the most nominations with cash prizes of $1,000 for 1st, $750 for 2nd, and $500 for 3rd.
The schools winning the  random drawing each receive a percentage of the race proceeds. This year’s recipients are: 50% winner Eastern High School, Lansing, nominated by Samuel-Tony Atangana; 25% winner, Pinecrest Elementary,  East Lansing, nominated by Carie Tagorda; 10% winner, Pine Avenue Elementary, Alma,  nominated by Jon Case; 10% winner Grand Ledge High School, Grand Ledge, nominated by Jeanette McWaters; 5% winner Bennett Woods Elementary, Okemos, nominated by Jessica Sobel.
“Cooley Law School is proud to help raise funds for our schools, especially at a time when they are struggling with tightened budgets,” said Terry Carella, Cooley’s communications director and 5K race director. “Every year I look forward to contacting the winning schools to let them know that they will be receiving some unexpected money. It's a great feeling to know that the Cooley 5K has made such a difference...”

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