'From Expungement to Entrepreneurship'


On Friday, April 6, “From Expungement to Entrepreneurship: the Pipeline to Possibilities” was presented at the Southfield Public Library. This program not only provided free expungement advice by Lakeshore Legal Aid and the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, but professors and business law student from the University of Michigan Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic also offered free workshops to expungement attendees interested in starting their own small business.

PHOTO #1: Among those supporting the program were (front row, left to right) Nicole Lockhart, Donna Lassa (Lakeshore Legal Aid), Harsh Makhijani, Corey Sutton, Terry Wiley (vice president, National Bar Association), Rhonda Terry (Southfield Human Services), Oakland County 46th District Court Judge Debra Nance, Kimberley Ann Ward (Straker board member, and Community Action Committee co-chair), Kameshia Gant  (Straker board member), Lynda S. Krupp (Lakeshore Legal Aid), and Kerry Phillips; along with (back row, left to right) Jacquelyn McClinton, Vincent Toussaint, Jacob Derrick, Kelechi Akinbosede (president, Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association), Maynard Timm, Vassal Johnson II (president, Straker Bar Association), Roeiah Epps, and Rebecca Nowak (University of Detroit Mercy School of Law clinical coordinator).     (Photo by John Meiu)

PHOTO #2: Judge Nance (front row, third from left) was happy to welcome volunteers (front row, left to right) University of Michigan Law School Professor G.S. Hans, Entrepreneurship Clinic Fellow; UM Law student Gail Engmann; Professor Dana Thompson, UM Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic director; UM Law student Melody Alvarado Latino; and UM Law student Donna Scaffidi; along with (back row, left to right) UM Law student Dmetri Culkar; UM Law student Nina Mozeihem; UM Law student Arthur Rodrigues; UM Law student Dylan Towns; UM Law student Selena Alonzo; and UM Law student Michael Dauphinais.     (Photo courtesy of UM Law)


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