Eric R. Fox for Oceana County Probate Judge.
Vote Nov 7th
: As an elected official, active involvement in the community is desirable in a judge.
: If elected, I hope to continue and improve upon the Court's record of excellent public service.
: The most effective interventions are those that occur before a child commits an offense that brings him within the jurisdiction of the Probate Court.
The following are Mr. Fox's
: There are several qualifications I feel that the voters should consider when selecting the next probate court judge: (1) relevant experience; (2) independence and integrity; (3) patience and civility; (4) commitment to community; and (5) specialized training.
: As probate court judge, I plan to emphasize the concept of excellence in public service.
: Judge Urick has been a great asset to the Probate Court and his faithful service to our county will always be appreciated.
: If I am elected, serving the best interests of our county's children will always be top priority.
RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION IN PROBATE AND ESTATE PLANNING
Hart, Michigan - March 23, 2006Attorney Eric R. Fox received a certificate of completion from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in the field of Probate and Estate Planning on March 223, 2006.
This program, jointly produced by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan
, provides recipients with exposure to a wide curriculum of topics within the Probate and Estate Planning area of practice.Fox
, who is a candidate for the Oceana County Probate Court, began the program in 2004."With never ending changes in the laws affecting the Probate Court and estate planning matters, it is vital to attend programs such as this to stay current.I wanted to ensure that I kept up to date on these topics so I can share the most current information available with my clients."said Fox
."Now I hope to put this education to use for all of Oceana County
, as the next Probate Judge." Fox
, who practices law from his
office at 3480 West Polk Road in Hart, is anxious to share the information he
learned about estate planning and the Probate Court to with residents of Oceana County
."I would be thrilled with the opportunity to speak to a group of people interested in this subject."said Fox
can be reached at his
new office at (231) 873-3369.__________________________________________________________________
» FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEERIC FOX
ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR OCEANA COUNTY PROBATE COURT
Shelby, Michigan - February 13, 2006Eric R. Fox
candidacy for the Oceana County Probate Court.Fox
supporters have collected signatures from residents of Oceana County
in support of his
nomination.Individuals have responded with support and more than enough signatures to place him on the ballot for the August 8, 2006 primary. A life long resident of Oceana County, Fox graduated from Shelby High School in 1985, attended Michigan State University, and received a scholarship to attend law school at George Washington University in Washington D.C. In law school, Fox distinguished himself as a member of the George Washington Law Review and was selected to author an article for publication.
...As an associate with the Muskegon firm of Lague, Newman, & Irish, Mr. Fox represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profit corporations to individuals.
In 1999, he
was offered a partnership in the law firm of Springstead, Waltz, Springstead & Fox, P.C.
, where he
private practice for new clients in Oceana County
decision to run for the probate court judgeship was an easy one, but bittersweet.
...Fox has been active in the Shelby Optimist Club since 1994, serving as its president for two years.He is also a Board Member of the Oceana/Mason MSU Alumni Association, having served as president for three years.Fox also serves as a Board Member on the Shelby Public Schools Foundation.
With two young daughters, (Megan, age 9, and Natalie, age 6) Fox's spare time is spent in his
children's activities as a soccer coach or in the audience at a dance recital. Fox sees the chance to serve as the Probate Court Judge as an opportunity to continue his public service to Oceana County.
"Judge Urick's service to our community has been immeasurable and Oceana County will sorely miss him," said Fox
, "but I am looking forward to continuing Judge Urick's high standards of professionalism for the Court."
...Fox, who also serves as a mediator for the Westshore Dispute Resolution Center, believes his mediator background will benefit the Court.
"My experience has been that parties who reach their own resolution to a dispute are much more satisfied than with a resolution forced upon them by a Judge," said Fox
."If I am elected, I will encourage parties to seek mutual agreements, even if they do not always fit the expected mold."Fox
also sees an opportunity to increase the Probate Court's use of technology to promote access to information by the general public.Fox is active in his profession, and was appointed to be a Member of the State Bar of Michigan's legislative body, the Representative Assembly.He served on the Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Michigan from 2001 to 2004, and is also a past president of the Oceana County Bar Association, and a member of the Newaygo and Muskegon County Bar Associations. Fox recently resigned from Springstead Law Offices so that he could focus on his campaign.
intends to focus his
efforts on being elected, he
will also be available to provide legal services to new and existing clients beginning March 17, 2006 from a new office located at 3480 W. Polk Road, PO Box 710, Hart, Michigan.