Each year I participate in a Mediation program offered by The Resolution Services Center (RSC) of Central Michigan. The RSC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization which helps parties resolve conflict, make decisions about difficult situations, and develop plans of action which are mutually acceptable to all parties. The Training programs are designed to assist all parties involved to come together in a positive and nonthreatening environment in hopes to resolve their issues and avoid further litigation or often times, avoid litigation all together. To date, I have completed three (3) successful mediation assignments. This program has allowed me to give back to the community by sharing my legal knowledge and understanding of the law, while meeting a diverse group of people. Each situation being a unique one, challenges me to learn something new, while assisting the parties in coming to a positive resolution, avoiding unnecessary litigation costs and putting the conflict in the rear view mirror. On average a mediation lasts 2-4 hours and is used by parties who do not have the financial resources to pursue litigation.
Community Garden Lansing! Crack House to Garden for youth.
On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Janice Wilbrink joined a team of volunteers from Okemos Community Church to work on one of the Lansing area homes that was selected to be a recipient of free homes repairs for the 2016 Rebuilding Day.
Thanks to the awesome efforts of a great team of volunteers much was accomplished—repairs to the handicap ramp and front stairs; new entryway lighting, new carpet installed in the living room; new kitchen sink faucet installed; and cleaning and landscaping around the yard. The homeowner who relies on her wheel chair for mobility was very pleased.
Janice Wilbrink, a secretary in Clark Hill’s Lansing Office, has served as a Board Member since 2009 for the Lansing affiliate of Rebuilding Together.
About Rebuilding Together Ingham County
Rebuilding Together Ingham County, serving the Tri-County area of greater Lansing, is a volunteer organization involved in a yearlong effort that culminates in a one-day blitz to repair and rehabilitate the homes of U.S. Veterans, low-income seniors (age 60 or older) or disabled homeowners. It is non-partisan, non-sectarian, non-profit and staffed by volunteers. It is part of a national network and effort to assist homeowners in need.
Many of our neighbors have worked hard all their lives and have been able physically and financially to repair their own homes for most of that time. Now due to aging, illness and limited income they are unable to do the needed repairs to make their home safe and in some cases livable. The result maybe a loss of the homeowner’s dignity and possibly, their home. One day of volunteer effort can make a great difference in people’s lives.
Rebuilding Day repairs may include some of the following: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, plastering, painting, glazing, flooring, weather-stripping, as well as trash removal, yard clean up and interior cleaning.
All repairs are done at no cost to the homeowner. Funding comes from local businesses, foundations, churches and synagogues, clubs, service organizations, associations, and individuals; from neighbors who care. All gifted funds are fully tax-deductible.
For more information please visit their website at www.rtingham.com
Our vision: A safe and healthy home for every person.
Our Mission: To bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes
and lives of low-income homeowners.
Rebuilding Together is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
Joe Colaianne put his landscaping knowledge to good use participating alongside the Clark Hill Lansing office personnel in the Thrive 125 Old Town beautification project. Everyone had a great time and the entry way to the Lansing office building looks great!
On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, Janice Wilbrink had the privilege of joining others from her office to work in the bright sunshine and fresh air sprucing up the street scape in front of the Clark Hill office building in Old Town Lansing. Working alongside such a great crew made the job very enjoyable.