Former Oakland County Bar President Michael Schloff will be the featured speaker at WMU-Cooley Law School's Integrity in Our Community event at the school's Auburn Hills campus Nov. 15, noon, in Room 145. Schloff, a veteran who is active in various veterans' organizations, will also receive the school's Integrity Award.
The Auburn Hills campus of WMU-Cooley Law School will hold its honor convocation Nov. 9, 5 p.m. in Room 145.
The Michigan Court of Appeals will visit the Auburn Hills campus of WMU-Cooley Law School on Nov. 6, 2018, at 10 a.m. The court will hold its docket in the school's appellate courtroom, in Room L-48.
The 2018 Affinity Bar Summit will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the WMU-Cooley Law School Auburn Hills campus, 2630 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills, Michigan. Participants will discuss truth, racial hearing, and transformation (TRHT) in the legal profession and justice system, in order to provide input to the national and community-based W.K. Kellogg TRHT process. Registration and breakfast begin at 9 a.m. and the program kicks off at 9:30 a.m. The day will include an interactive workshop, lunch, and the development of action steps to implement recommendations. Participants will be sent home with a "toolkit" to take back to their organization or community. The TRHT focus on the law includes local, state, and national policy; commitment to civil and human rights, redressing the inequities historically created by the legal system, criminal justice and law enforcement, and the integration of restorative justice practices. This program is presented by the State Bar of Michigan Diversity and and Inclusion Advisory Committee. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/affinitysummit
The WMU-Cooley Law School Federalist Society in Grand Rapids will discuss medical cannabis laws, recreational cannabis, and legal issues for the state of Michigan Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m. The event, titled "State Police vs. Marijuana Commissioner," will be held in Room 529 at the campus, located at 111 Commerce Ave. SW., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503. Participants will include the chairman of the Medical Marijuana Board, Rick Johnson, and Michigan State Police Detective First Lieutenant Chris Hawkins. The event is free and open to the public.
The WMU-Cooley Tampa Bay campus Integrity Speaker Event Series will take place Tuesday, Oct. 16, noon, in the campus auditorium. Hosted by Phi Delta Phi, the event will feature a Florida Bar discussion panel regarding Navigating the Bar Grievance Process. The discussion is free and open to the public. The campus is located at 9445 Camden Field Parkway, Riverview, Florida 33578.
Commencement ceremonies for WMU-Cooley Law School Michigan graduates will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m. at the Michigan State University Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, Michigan 48824. This is a ticketed event.
In collaboration with Lansing-based Cardboard Prophets, a street based outreach program, WMU-Cooley Law School Lansing campus faculty, staff and students have come together to offer legal advice to the community’s homeless. The first scheduled free clinic, known as “Street Law Stand Down,” will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Reutter Park from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The clinic will offer advice and help for the following topics: criminal expungement, SSI/SSDI, housing issues, state ID basic forms, living wills and medical directives, landlord/tenant issues, unemployment, wage disputes and I-9 documents, and miscellaneous legal issues.
Volunteers of America/Holy Cross Services will be on site to help individuals needing housing assistance.
Individuals seeking legal advice must have their necessary paperwork and documentation upon arrival to receive legal advice. Attorneys will be present, but the services being provided do not create an attorney-client relationship. Trained students and staff will ask questions and provide assistance, but cannot give legal advice. Intakes begin at 10 a.m. Reutter Park is located at 400 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, Michigan 48933