Daily Briefs

Hood to take senior status on May 1

U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood has advised colleagues that she plans to take senior status on May 1, but continue serving with a full caseload.

Senior status would enable her to eventually reduce her caseload and permit President Joe Biden to nominate an active-status judge for eastern Michigan.

Hood, 70, stepped down as chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in February, passing the gavel to District Judge Sean Cox. President Bill Clinton nominated her to the federal bench in 1994 after she had served as a judge on Detroit’s 36th District Court, Detroit Recorder’s Court and Wayne County Circuit Court. She became chief judge in 2016 based on her age and seniority with the court.


OCBA’s ‘Meet the Judges’ returns in person May 19

The New Lawyers Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association is pleased to announce the return of the “Meet the Judges” event in person on Thursday, May 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Fifth Avenue, 215 W. 5th St.  in Royal Oak.

Judges from Oakland County district, probate and circuit courts along with Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, U.S. Bankruptcy and U.S. District courts have all been invited to attend this fun event to mix and mingle with current OCBA members.

To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”  Anyone with questions may contact Katie Tillinger at 248-334-3400 or ktillinger@ocba.org.


‘Holmes Youthful Training Act’ focus of webinar May 17

The Oakland County Bar Association will present “HYTA: Providing Second Chances” as an online webinar on Tuesday, May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.

This seminar will provide an analysis of recent changes to the Holmes Youthful Training Act and their impact on younger criminal defendants. Speaking at the webinar will be Cecilia Quirindongo-Baunsoe of K and Q Law PLLC.

 To register for this webinar, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

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