Daily Briefs, April 11

SBM section to host Economics of Appellate Practice Seminar
The State Bar of Michigan Appellate Practice Section will host an Economics of Appellate Practice Seminar from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, May 20 at Embassy Suites, located at 19525 Victor Parkway in Livonia.
The seminar will feature a presentation of the State Bar of Michigan’s 2010 Economics of Law Practice Survey statistics, with a focus on appellate practitioners. There will also be a panel discussion on topics such as attorneys’ fees, the cost of an appeal, recovering fee awards from an opposing party, and collecting from clients.
The seminar will cost $25 for members of the SBM Appellate Practice Section, and $40 for non-section members. Snacks and beverages are included in the seminar cost.
To register for the seminar visit www.michbar.org/appellate/. For more information, contact Liisa Speaker at lspeaker@speakerlaw.com or (517) 482-8933.

Clark Hill to host 27th Annual Employment Law Conference
Clark Hill PLC will host their 27th Annual Employment Law Conference on Tuesday, May 3.  The conference will be held at the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Topics include:
• A Federal Inspector is Knocking on the Door!, Are You Ready for an I-9 Audit or an ICE Raid?
• Ask the Attorney
• Avoiding Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims
• Avoiding the 10 Common HR Problems
• Bullying, Harassment and Violence in the Workplace
• Dealing with Common Problems Under the American with Disabilities Act
• Employee Privacy in the Workplace
• FLSA Interactive Workshop
• Hiring in a Recovering Economy
• Non-Compete and Trade Secrets
• Tweets & Terminations: Social Media & Networking in the Workplace
• Wading Through the ADA, FMLA and Workers Disabilities Act Minefield.
This program is designed for CEOs, in-house corporate counsel, human resource directors, and others who are involved with the increasingly complex field of labor and employment law. 
This conference has been approved for 6.0 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
For registration and more detail, visit www.clarkhill.com to download a copy of the brochure.

Legal Aid and Defender to hold free civil legal services clinics

DETROIT - Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will conduct free outreach clinics on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, on Wednesday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at H.O.P.E. Center, 33222 Groesbeck Highway, Fraser.
Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m., as LAD staff will assist only those persons who have registered by that time.
For further information, call Shawniece Clark, paralegal at LAD’s Macomb County office in Mount Clemens, at (586) 465-1344, ext. 5003.