Sunday, November 21, 2010

Our Lawyers: Out & About

We have been very busy lately, not only zealously representing our clients, but also out in the legal community:

  • Carol F. Breitmeyer recently organized and moderated the very successful annual Nuts and Bolts Seminar for the Wayne County Family Law Bar Association (WCFLBA). She coordinated the agenda of timely topics and invited numerous speakers for the event, including Judges Lita Popke and Richard Halloran from the Wayne County Circuit Court Family Division, as well as Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Kirsten Frank Kelly. The event was attended by over 100 members of the area bench and bar. Carol also serves as the treasurer of the WCFLBA, serves as a regular member of the Standing Committee of the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee and was elected to the Family Law Council in September of 2008. Additionally, she served as faculty at last week's widely-attended Michigan ICLE Family Law Institute and presented on the topic of imputing income for purposes of support.

  • Carole L. Chiamp of Chiamp & Associates has been once again named as one of the Best Lawyers in America for the 20th straight year. She was also recently named as one of Detroit's "Top Lawyers" by DBusiness Magazine. Carole continues to author her monthly article, "Mediation Matters" for the Michigan Family Law Journal.

  • Miriam Z. Wolock was also a featured speaker at the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education 9th Annual Family Law Institute. She taught the complex topic of international child abductions to a state-wide audience of judges and family law attorneys. Ms. Wolock’s presentation included recovery actions under federal and state law, risk identification and prevention strategies, and the availability and coordination of federal, state and private resources available to assist parents, family courts and attorneys.

  • Kathryn M. Cushman has recently joined the State Bar of Michigan Workgroup on Disabilities, an advisory panel to the State Bar with respect to disability access to Michigan's legal system. As part of her family law practice, Katie routinely represents Deaf individuals and is able to communicate with them using American Sign Language (ASL). As part of the Workgroup, she will draw upon her experiences of assisting members of the Deaf community to obtain access to interpreters and court accommodations, and collaborate on these types of issues on a state-wide level in an effort to increase awareness and access to all people who need it.

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