Family Court focus of OCBA U


– Photo by John Meiu

The Oakland County Bar Association continued the winter semester of OCBA U, its continuing professional development program, with a series of seminars called “Court Rules” that focus on effective trial practice in Oakland County. Classes were presented Thursday, March 9, at the OCBA offices in Bloomfield Hills.

Speaking on Oakland County Family Court were Oakland County Circuit Court Judges Mary Ellen Brennan, Victoria Valentine, and Karen McDonald; along with Circuit Court staff attorney Jacob Cunningham, Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Jeffery S. Matis, and Matt Catchick of Catchick Law PC.

Each “Court Rules” seminar focuses on a different Oakland County court. Judicial staff attorneys lead off each seminar with an overview of pretrial matters and effective motion practice. The second part of each seminar consists of a moderated panel of sitting judges discussing best practices in oral advocacy and the dos and don’ts of practicing in their courtrooms.

The next seminar will take place April 13 and will focus on Oakland County Probate Court.