Cass Tech Alumni to host 'Lawyers & Judges' event

Cass Tech Alumni Association (CTAA) will host a "Lawyers & Judges Centennial Celebration" Thursday, Oct. 13.

The event will feature a panel discussion, "Cass Tech Student to Cass Tech Lawyer," from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Cass Technical High School, 2421 Second Ave, followed by a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Road.

"Join us as we celebrate the tremendous contributions Cass Tech alumni have made to their respective communities in a variety of law-related positions," said Lawrence C. Patrick Jr., CTAA chairman, Of Counsel to the law firm of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, and Weiss PC, and a former Detroit Public Schools board member.

Reginald Turner, corporate litigator and member of the Clark Hill law firm, will moderate the panel discussion with several Cass Tech alumni: Lois Bingham, general counsel for Yazaki Corp.; Jeanine Brunson, deputy chief of the Violent and Organized Crime Unit of the U.S. Attorney Office for the Eastern District of Michigan; Howard Hertz, entertainment lawyer with the law firm of Hertz Schram PC; Conrad L. Mallett, Jr., former Michigan Supreme Court justice and currently the chief administrative officer of the Detroit Medical Center; Emory D. Moore Jr., a labor and employment attorney at Clark Hill PLC; Sherman Sealey, managing member of the RSB Law firm; Regina Daniels Thomas, a deputy chief counsel at the public interest law firm, Legal Aid and Defender Association; and Suzanne Sinclair Smith, an adjudications officer with the International Operations Division of the Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate within the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the agency's former field office director in Moscow and Amman, Jordan.

The principal of Cass Technical High School, Lisa Phillips, will be the speaker at the cocktail reception. For additional information, contact C. Beth DunCombe of Cass Tech Alumni Association at 313-510-0253 or

Published: Mon, Oct 10, 2016