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Hertz Schram Supports the LGBTQ community and the Fair Michigan Justice Project

HERTZ SCHRAM PC

Contact: Lisa D. Stern, (248) 335-5000, [email protected]

Hertz Schram Supports the LGBTQ community and the Fair Michigan Justice Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Detroit - area law firm Hertz Schram today announced that it would contribute the funds necessary to launch the Fair Michigan Justice project. The Fair Michigan Justice Project, a non-profit organization, is involved with creating a special victims' unit within the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office to be announced by Prosecutor Kym Worthy at a press conference on July 12th. The FMJP staff will be training the prosecutor's office as well as various police agencies within the county in a concerted effort to help reduce crimes against members of the LGBTQ community and solve new and cold cases.

"The lawyers and staff of Hertz Schram are at the forefront of advocating on behalf of all people regardless of race, gender, age or sexual identity to be treated fairly by law enforcement and the judicial system. Local and national events have demonstrated the vulnerability of the LGBTQ communities and the need to establish a trusting relationship with law enforcement representatives. We are proud to contribute to an organization that promotes equality and fairness in Detroit," said Victor Norris, Hertz Schram's Managing Partner and a former Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor and Michigan Assistant Attorney General; Civil Rights Division.

"The LGBTQ community faces discrimination and bias in areas outside of the criminal justice system as well." explained Lisa D. Stern, a family law partner at Hertz Schram. "This is apparent in cases involving custody, parenting time, housing and employment issues." Lisa D. Stern has handled a number of same-sex custody cases and recently worked with attorney Dana Nessel in litigating a high profile case involving an unmarried same-sex couple's fight over legal rights to the children.

"We appreciate the commitment to the LGBTQ community shown by the partners at Hertz Schram. In addition to Hertz Schram's financial donation, Lisa D. Stern has agreed to serve as a member of our Board of Directors." says Dana Nessel, Executive Director of Fair Michigan. "Hertz Schram did not hesitate to make critical funds and other resources available as we navigate new waters." she added.

About Hertz Schram

Hertz Schram PC is a leading law firm in Southeastern Michigan. The firm provides comprehensive legal advice and counsel to businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals. The firm represents individuals in both civil and criminal matters. Its lawyers have been widely recognized by their peers for being excellent lawyers. For more information on Hertz Schram, visit our webpage www.hertzschram.com. For more information on Fair Michigan, please visit www.fairmichigan.org.

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