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DDBA, SOS, & DOT Team Up

DDBA Driver's License Restoration Event

Pro Bono Service

On Saturday, February 28, the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association (DDBA), in partnership with the Secretary of State (SOS) and the Department of Treasury (DOT), held a driver's license restoration event in Lansing. The event featured a presentation by the SOS and DOT on the steps that must be taken to restore a driver's license. Meanwhile, the SOS Mobile Office was on site to help attendees with a variety of services, including renewing license and registration tabs.
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Trauma Informed Practice Training

MCIRR Trauma Informed Practice Training

Pro Bono Service

On Friday, Feb. 27, the Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (MCIRR) held a training in Lansing on trauma-informed practice and unique ethical considerations. The training was organized by MCIRR's Advocate Education Committee, which is chaired by Melissa Indish and Ruby Robinson.
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Expungement Fair

Delta Sigma Theta Expungement Fair

Pro Bono Service

On Feb. 21, 2015, the Delta Sigma Theta Detroit Alumnae Chapter Social Action Committee hosted an expungement fair at its headquarters in Detroit. Of the approximately 800 participants who attended, about 400 were eligible for completion of forms and instructions. There were 30 attorneys who volunteered their services.
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Genesee County Diaper Drive

Genesee County Diaper Drive

Community Service

The Genesee County Bar Association (GCBA) Family Court Committee and Community Action Committee sponsored a diaper drive from December 1 through January 22. When the curtains were parted at the Flint Masonic Temple during the GCBA's January 26 meeting, fluffy offerings spread from one side of the stage to the other. "I'm not surprised by the response," said Barb Dawes, chairperson of the Family Court Committee. "Genesee County attorneys are very generous with their time and money. This is a perfect example of what our attorneys do for the community."
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