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Judge Debra Nance Finds Inspiration on the Way to the Bench

December 1st 2015

Judge Debra Nance Finds Inspiration on the Way to the Bench (Wayne State University Press Release, Dec. 1, 2015) Southfield, MI – The legal career of Debra Nance has been touched by synchronicity – seemingly small, unrelated events that resonate and become meaningful. A 1999 alumna of Wayne State University Law School, today she’s a […]

Free Legal Clinic at Ferndale Library Sept. 23

September 16th 2015

Free Legal Clinic at Ferndale Library Sept. 23 (event) Ferndale Youth Assistance, in conjunction with Hazel Park Youth Assistance and The Oakland County Bar Association, are holding a FREE LEGAL AID CLINIC on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Ferndale Public Library located at 222 East Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, […]

Divorce and Families pt 3 of 4: How Do Tweens React to Divorce?

March 29th 2015

Divorce and Families pt 3 of 4: How Do Tweens React to Divorce? (Guest Series Part 1 of 4, Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services, March 29, 2015)   How Do Tweens React to Divorce? Later elementary aged children or “Tweens” pose special problems for parents going through divorce. This third in a four part series will […]

Divorce and Families pt 1 of 4: How does an Infant React to Divorce?

March 22nd 2015

Divorce and Families pt 1 of 4:  How does an Infant React to Divorce? (Guest Series Part 1 of 4, Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services, March 22, 2015) Sometimes a new child can push a strained relationship to the breaking point. Other times the divorce was in the works long before the child was born. […]

Straight Talk on Gay Marriage Presentation Jan. 21

January 13th 2013

According to Schmidt, “The timing of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear these cases just months after 4 states’ voters spoke out in favor of marriage equality is anything but accidental. The Court is ready to make a big decision that will have significant and lasting effects, no matter which way it goes.”

Anatomy of a Criminal Case

March 15th 2012

Schmidt gave examples of three types of cases, and explained the basics of each. Attendees learned about civil infractions, misdemeanors and felonies – and what to do if caught up in any of them.