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Grand Rapids Expungement Fair

Marisa Vinsky volunteered at the Grand Rapids Expungement Fair, sponsored by Legal Aid of Western Michigan and Black and Brown Cannabis Guild. She provided pro bono legal services to those seeking to remove convictions from their criminal records. Th… Read More
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The Michigan Jail Reform Advisory Council

Chartier & Nyamfukudza is proud to announce that Takura Nyamfukudza has been appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Jail Reform Advisory Council. As a member of the council, Takura will continue the work he started as part of Gove… Read More
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Categories: In the Community

Capital Areal United Way 21-Day Equity Challenge

We’re honored that Takura Nyamfukudza has recorded a PSA to promote the Capital Area United Way 21-Day Equity Challenge. Inequities are deeply rooted in our national, state, and local systems and institutions. During the 21-Day Equity Challenge, pa… Read More
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Marisa Vinsky Joins the Young Lawyers Section Board

Marisa Vinsky was featured in the July 2020 issue of Ingham County Briefs as one of the newest Board members for the Ingham County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Read More
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YMCA Y-Achievers Moot Court

Always one to give of his time, Takura Nyamfukudza met with the YMCA Y-Achievers Moot Court program participants. During this workshop, Takura gave tips for trial and explained the procedure from arrest to verdict. The YMCA Y-Achievers is a college r… Read More
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Categories: In the Community

Anatomy of an Exoneration

Recently Takura Nyamfukudza and paralegal Lizzy Cary were guest speakers at the ICBA Criminal Defense Section’s monthly meeting. Their presentation, Anatomy of an Exoneration, focused on the case of Dennis Tomasik, who was wrongfully imprisoned for… Read More
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Categories: Speaking & Teaching

Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration

After spending nine months collecting information and input, the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration (MJTFJPI) recently released a report with 18 recommendations. The task force’s work is not done though. Takura Nyamfukudza… Read More
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Expungement Clinic

Recent studies have found that people whose criminal records are cleared tend to experience a sharp upturn in their wage and employment trajectories. On average, wages go up by 25 percent just two years after expungement. Takura Nyamfukudza, C&N… Read More
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Categories: In the Community

Guilty of Being Poor?

Takura Nyamfukudza, along with Judge Truman A. Morrison III, Judge Cynthia M. Ward, Carol A. Siemon, Shannon L.W. Schlegel, and Anethia O. Brewer participated in a panel and community discussion that was hosted by the Edgewood United Church and moder… Read More
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Close Encounters of the 4th Kind

Takura Nyamfukudza enjoyed teaching the criminal law class at the 2019 session of the People’s Law School. The goal of this program is to educate Michigan residents about the law, help them know their rights, and gain a better understanding of the… Read More
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