2009 Federal Bar Association's Careers in Justice event for Romulus High School students

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DETROIT, Mich. - Butzel Long shareholder Cynthia J. Haffey is coordinating this year's Federal Bar Association - Eastern District of Michigan Chapter - "Careers in Justice" event on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Romulus High School.

The event brings together Romulus High School's National Honor Society students, as well as other students currently enrolled in the school's legal justice curriculum, so they can gain additional insight about careers in the legal and federal law enforcement field. Featured speakers include: Eric Mathis, attorney, Butzel Long, Dean Kinsman, special agent, FBI Kevin Jones, U.S. Marshall Kim Ferranti, paralegal, Federal Defenders office Carrie Bryant, in house counsel, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Michigan and, Leroy Soles, supervisory attorney, Federal Defender's office.

Students will have an opportunity to learn about the speakers and their jobs, the educational requirements needed and a typical career path.

"Our goal is to provide the students with an understanding of the range of careers available and the unique and interesting aspects of those careers," said Ms. Haffey. "We hope to spark their interest in exploring a career in justice."

Based in Butzel Long's Detroit office, Ms. Haffey's primary areas of practice are commercial litigation. She has experience in numerous matters, including disputes concerning the sale of a business, shareholder, partner and owner disputes, sales commission disputes, fraud, tortious interference and other business torts, and automotive contractual disputes. In addition, Ms. Haffey has significant experience defending corporate employers against age, sex, racial discrimination claims and other wrongful discharge claims.

Ms. Haffey is a member of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan, American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association.

Ms. Haffey is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1997) and Western Michigan University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1980). While in law school Ms. Haffey was the recipient of the Norman I. Lemmon award, the Walter Nussbaum award and the Boaz Siegel Award.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington, D.C. law firm Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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