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Birmingham Law Firm Offers Helmets, Legal Advice, Chance to Dunk DJ for Charity

Every time WMUZ radio personality Bob Dutko is dumped into the drink, a local charity will receive $50.

The Birmingham-based law firm of Goodwin & Scieszka is sponsoring Law Day again on May 31. Thirty area attorneys will offer free legal advice and kids will get free bicycle helmets. (Photo submitted)
The Birmingham-based law firm of Goodwin & Scieszka is sponsoring Law Day again on May 31. Thirty area attorneys will offer free legal advice and kids will get free bicycle helmets. (Photo submitted)

Birmingham attorney Scott Goodwin and his partners have given out 10,000 free bike helmets over the past 27 years, and he plans to add to the count this year with a new charity twist to his firm’s Law Day event.

Goodwin and other attorneys at Birmingham-based law firm Goodwin & Scieszka will hand out free bike helmets and legal aid at the “Heads Up for Safety,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Goodwin & Scieszka is located in Birmingham at 999 Haynes directly behind Walgreen’s (formerly Borders) on Woodward just south of Maple.

“It’s gratifying to think that these free helmets may have prevented children from being seriously injured,” Goodwin said.  This year, some of the area’s best lawyers will donate their time – it’s a great chance to help area families and individuals.”

A dunk tank will be new this year, and every time WMUZ radio personality Bob Dutko is dunked into 500 gallons of water, one of three charities will receive $50. The charities are:

  • Mother Waddles Perpetual Mission, serving Detroit’s poor

  • Bethany Christian Center, providing adoption and foster care

  • Grace Center of Hope, serving Pontiac’s poor

Detroit Tigers mascot Paws will attend the outdoor event, which includes live music, free hot dogs and ice cream, and giant inflatables. Local radio personalities will broadcast live, and prize drawings for free Tigers tickets and three free bicycles.

Last year, 510 people attended the outdoor fair; about half received a free confidential legal consultation. Thirty attorneys will be on hand this year to provide pro bono counseling

on every aspect of law.

Scott Goodwin founded the Goodwin & Scieszka Law Center in Birmingham with his partner, Jim Scieszka, in 1986. The firm is located at 999 Haynes, Suite 385, Birmingham, MI, 48009.


Dale Murrish May 13, 2014 at 05:23 PM
Parents should also wear helmets to set a good example for their kids, who are at higher risk. A head hitting the ground from a bike that is stopped can injure or kill an adult just as easily as a child. Kudos to this law firm for donating the helmets!
McGurk May 13, 2014 at 05:58 PM
It is not the fall. It is the stop. I'm always amazed when I see parents biking in the neighborhood without helmets while being mindful that their offspring are equipped.
Dale Murrish May 14, 2014 at 05:57 PM
Common ground at last! First time I recommended one of your comments, McGurk. Do you have a mirror on your helmet? I’ve had one on mine since the early 1980s when it got called a “Zahnarztspiegel” (dentist’s mirror) in Europe. See our USA Melting Pot website on biking: http://usameltingpot.org/category/hobby/biking/
Dale Murrish May 14, 2014 at 05:57 PM
More about the trip here: http://troy.patch.com/groups/dale-murrishs-blog/p/bp--american-pictures-a-copenhagen-surprise

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