Committees

Law Day at the Courthouse

Consistent with the vision of former Chief Judge Bernard A. Friedman, who initiated the program in order to make the courts more accessible to the public, the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse welcomes visitors from the downtown business community every year on Law Day.

The program includes demonstrations, such as bomb-sniffing dogs, and tours of the courthouse. Judges make themselves available to talk with members of the public who come in to visit.

Practicing attorneys are available for the very popular “Ask a Lawyer” booths, to offer general advice to pro se litigants and others on legal matters.

Volunteer lawyers are always needed for all tasks — and particularly for the “Ask the Laywer” part of Law Day.

If you are interested in participating in any aspect of Law Day, please contact one of the co-chairs:

Judicial Liaison

Hon. David R. Grand
United States Magistrate Judge
US District Court
200 E. Liberty St., Ste. 400
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734.741.2485
david_grand@mied.uscourts.gov

Committee Co-Chairs:

Megan R. McGown
Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Colleen A. O’Brien
1200 N. Telegraph, Courtroom 2A
Pontiac, Michigan 48341

Amy Johnston
Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone
158 W. Jefferson, Ste 2500
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313.496.8479
johnston@millercanfield.com

 

 

John Sier
Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti & Sherbrook
1 Woodward Ave, Ste 2400
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313.965.2915
john.sier@kitch.com

Susan Fairchild
211 W Fort Ste, Suite 2001
Detroit, MI 48226-3485
susan.fairchild@usdoj.gov

Benjamin Sobczak
Dickinson Wright PLLC
500 Woodward Ave Ste 4000
Detroit, MI 48226
313.223.3094
bsobczak@dickinsonwright.com