Daily Briefs

‘Evidence Boot Camp D’ offered in person May 13

The Criminal Defense Association of Michigan will present “Evidence Boot Camp D” in person Friday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the offices of the Oakland County Bar Association, 1760 S. Telegraph Rd., #100, in Bloomfield Twp.

This program offers hands-on small group skills training. Attendees do not have to take prior Boot Camps to attend this Boot Camp. Speaking at the training will be Bernard Jocuns and Glenn Simmington.

Jocuns is a trial attorney from Lapeer focusing on criminal defense and plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, Jocuns received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Pennsylvania State University and law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. His law practice encompasses criminal defense with an emphasis on medical marijuana and DUI defense. 

Simmington opened his independent private practice in downtown Flint in 2014 after previous years of practice with the Flint firm of Cline, Cline, and Griffin PC. Simmington concentrates in the areas of general civil practice, criminal defense, both state and federal, and complex medico-legal matters.  He has also represented many clients in the appeals process and has been involved for many years in constitutional rights litigation.

Cost for the May 13 “Evidence Boot Camp D” is $240.  To register, visit https://cdam.wildapricot.org.


OCBA’s ‘Meet the Judges’ returns in person May 19

The New Lawyers Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association is pleased to announce the return of the “Meet the Judges” event in person on Thursday, May 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Fifth Avenue, 215 W. 5th St.  in Royal Oak.

Judges from Oakland County district, probate and circuit courts along with Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, U.S. Bankruptcy and U.S. District courts have all been invited to attend this fun event to mix and mingle with current OCBA members.

In addition to networking, attendees can check out the many great items that will be up for bid at this year’s silent auction. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Canine Advocacy Program. 

Cost to attend the event is $45 for OCBA new lawyers (80650+), paralegals, admin assistants, and students; $55 for OCBA members; $70 for non-members.  An additional $10 will be charged for those registering at the door.

To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”  Anyone with questions may contact Katie Tillinger at 248-334-3400 or ktillinger@ocba.org.

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