MAJ 67th annual convention to be held May 4, 5 in Dearborn

The Michigan Association for Justice will hold its annual Rapid Fire Seminar - New Ways to Succeed - on Friday, Mar 4 at The Henry, 300 Town Center Dr. in Dearborn. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The schedule is: 9 a.m., Racine Miller, Dearborn Heights: "Navigating Through the Blue Tape;" Robert Whims, Traverse City: "Cross Examination of the Extremely Reluctant Witness;" Wayne Miller, Southfield: "No-Fault Update;" Rebecca Walsh, Bloomfield Hills: "Legal Ways To Leave Your Employer/Lose Your Employee;" 10:15 am, morning break , silent auction and exhibit viewing; 10:30 am, The Honorable Geoffrey Neithercut, Genesee County Circuit: "New Jury Rules;" Eman Jajonie-Daman, Warren: "Non-Citizens and Their Right to Recover;" Deborah Gordon, Bloomfield Hills: "Big Verdicts Against Government Officials -How to Get it Done;" Larry Bennett, Troy: "Examining Defense Experts - Useful Websites;"11:45 am, Lunch (Sponsored by TBI Solutions); 12:45 pm, Brian McKenna, Detroit: "Uncovering Your Clients' Uninsured Motorist Claim;" David Haron, Troy: "Five Ways to 'Lose' a Referral Fee on a $30 Million Qui Tam Case;" Steve Hicks, Lansing: "Premises and General Negligence Update: Is there any Liability? If so, when?;" David Parker, Detroit: "Med Mal Update: The lamest and the gravest;" 1:45 pm, exhibitor door prize winners announced; afternoon break - exhibit viewing and last chance to bid on silent auction items; 2 p.m., Steve Sinas, Lansing: "Third-Party Auto: Updates on Important Non-Threshold Issues;" Maro Bush, Troy: "Discovery of Electronic Health Records: Getting What You Need in the Age of HIPAA and 'Meaningful Use';" Scott Goodwin, Birmingham: "PIP Work Loss 15% Automatic Deduction for Taxes - NOT SO FAST! - Defense Attorneys and Claims Adjusters Won't Know What Hit Them;" Marc Lipton, Southfield: "Freeloading Providers in the World of PIP -Thoughts on How to Keep from Working for Free." Bar/Reception sponsored by: Lawsuit Financial Corporation, Mark Bello, MAJ Sustaining Member and JPAC Monthly Contributor. The annual business meeting will being immediately following the seminar. All members are welcome. Cost: MAJ Members , $175; MAJ Members practicing less than 4 years, $145; Non-MAJ-Members, $235; MAJ Sustaining & Student Members $75. All Rapid Fire Seminar materials in digital format.. Add $75 for an optional hard-copy handbook] The annual convention banquet will be held Saturday, May 5 at The Henry, featuring keynote speaker David Axelrod, Communications Director and Chief Campaign Strategist for the Obama re-election campaign. The 67th anniversary banquet opens with a welcoming reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. Justice Diane Hathaway is the winner of the 2012 "MAJ Judicial Integrity Award" and MAJ Past-President Norman Tucker is the winner of the 2012 "MAJ Champion of Justice." Banquet tickets are $195; or $1,950 for tables of 10. Call MAJ in advance to reserve 517-321-3073. Published: Thu, Apr 19, 2012