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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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Gianino and Thompson Honored

Richard Gianino and Ellisse Thompson

Award Winners

Plunkett Cooney attorneys Richard Gianino and Ellisse Thompson recently received the 2014 Pro Bono Recognition Award from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan for their stellar work in securing lifetime disability benefits for a wheelchair-bound muscular sclerosis patient.
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Peace of Mind through pro bono

Bill Jungerheld

Pro Bono Service

After a successful career as a defense attorney focusing on personal injury cases, Bill Jungerheld wanted to give back, but he was concerned that he lacked the proper legal experience to serve low-income clients looking for help in areas such as bankruptcy, employment, family law, and more. Of course, as with nearly every lawyer who has been in the same position, his concerns were quickly alleviated.
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