Annual State Bar of Michigan's Young Lawyers Summit set June 24 in Detroit

The Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host its 14th Annual Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 24, at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The event is open to all members of the State Bar of Michigan.

The Young Lawyers Summit will offer a unique opportunity to connect with fellow legal professionals with a full slate of educational seminars, informational programming, social networking events, and a vendor expo.

The Summit will feature Michigan Supreme Court Justice Kyra Harris Bolden, SBM President James Heath, and many other speakers. Throughout the day, attendees can take advantage of the free professional headshots being offered and the lounge/social area to relax and network.

Some topics to be covered include:

• “Seeing Red ... Flags, Herrings, and Risk” – sponsored by the Business Law Section, with speaker Mark Rossman, Rossman, PC.

• “Mastering Mediation: Empowering Young Lawyers with Best Practices” – sponsored by the ADR Section, with Michael S. Lieb, Lieb ADR LLC; Nakisha Chaney, Salvatore,

Prescott, Porter, & Porter PLLC; and Tom McNeil, Tom McNeil ADR.

• “How to DICE an Insurance Policy” – sponsored by the Insurance and Indemnity Law Section, with speaker Rabih Hamawi, Law Office of Rabih Hamawi.

• ”Federal Court Fumbles and Wins: A Playbook for Success in the Hallowed Halls” – sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan.

• “Tech-nically Legal: Navigating the Wild World of IT Law Careers” – sponsored by the IT Law Section, with Danielle Bass, Honigman LLP; Michael Bloom, Praktio; Mike Serra, Cisco Systems Inc.; and Alex Simpson, Go With Canvas.

• “From Novice to Negotiator: Conquering Commercial Real Estate Purchase Agreements” – sponsored by the Real Property Law Section, with Alexandra Dieck, Bodman PLC; and Sam Kilberg, Dykema.

• “Unraveling the Criminal Mind: Inside the World of Criminal Law.”

• “Fire & Law: Spicy Wings Interview with Legal Leaders.”

The Summit will conclude with the Reception and Awards Ceremony at LCA’s Biergarten.

A welcome reception will be hosted Friday, June 23, at Comerica Park followed by a Tigers game (Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins). The reception will be held at the Tigers Club located at Comerica Park. The ticket for Friday’s event is $35 for those who have registered for Summit, it includes both the reception and the ticket to the game.

Tickets for Summit are $50 for YLS members, $25 for law students, and $75 for others. To register, visit