Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014; 6:30 p.m.
Location: Sweet Lorraine's, 29101 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, MI 48076
The Council meeting for February has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Section members are welcome to attend, but please contact Chair Tanisha Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join us.
March 20, 2014
Driver’s License Restoration
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time: 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Place: Andiamo, 6676 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Twp.
Register: online or by mail/fax form PDF
Pre-registration closes March 21.
Tens of thousands of Michigan residents have had their licenses revoked. Michigan is no place to live if you can’t drive. Expand your practice and increase your revenue. Learn from the experts what has to be done to restore driving privileges.
Colleen Tulloch-Brown is the Administrative Law Manager of the Administrative Hearings Section of the Legal Services Administration within the Department of State. The Section provides annual oversight to nearly 12,000 license appeal hearings, and roughly 1,700 circuit court appeals. The section also provides oversight to the ignition interlock program. Colleen was appointed supervisor of the section’s ten attorney hearing officers and support staff in October, 2010. Prior to this appointment, Colleen was a hearing officer for more than three years.
Michael Granzier primarily represents clients at Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD) hearings and Reviews and Driver’s License related Circuit Court Hearings. He handles Secretary of State (SOS) Re-Examinations. Michael is also a magistrate at the 27th District Court.
David C. Cannon is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan assigned to the Criminal Justice Bureau as the administrator of legal representation for the Department of State. He is a Senior Adjunct Instructor in the Criminal Justice Program at Henry Ford Community College and a Police Academy Instructor at Schoolcraft College, Kirtland Community college and Delta College. He is also a Commissioner on the Police and Fire Civil Service Commission for the City of Troy.
Helpful Publications From Part 201 Citizen's Guide
Post-Divorce Conflict: Therapists Caught in the Crossfire
Chapter excerpt from Defusing the High-Conflict Divorce by Bernard Gaulier, Judith Margerum, Jerome A. Price, and James Windell. (Impact Publishers 2007)
As the divorce rate grows, so does the need for therapists to understand what happens when divorces go terribly wrong. More importantly, what do we, as therapists, need to do to correct the damage. Most high-conflict court cases come repeatedly to the court for solutions. The court is faced with the same problem, having to decide who is most fit to have the children. "I know my ex-husband molested our daughter because she came home from a visit and kept touching herself there." Or, "I know she'll verbally abuse our son, just like she verbally abused me." Or, "She betrayed me with her yoga teacher and now she's living with him." Or, "He just up and left me for his secretary."
The court is asked to decide who gets to see their children and who doesn't. They decide who is harmful and who isn't. More commonly these days, the court turns to mental health professionals to tell them what the truth is. These referrals to therapists for intervention and recommendations give us great power and, simultaneously, great responsibility to understand what is happening in a high-conflict divorce versus what seems to be happening. If we don't help, the future for the children is bleak. They wind up in our offices, aggressive and substance abusing, or in the criminal justice system as delinquents. In high-conflict divorces, everyone may have given up by the time the case is referred to us.
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