Daily Briefs (July 29)

‘Trial Dos and Don’ts!/ Golf Scramble’ hosted by MAJ in Southfield
The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) will host “Trial Dos and Don’ts!/Golf Scramble” on Monday, Aug. 23, at Plum Hollow Country Club in Southfield.

A panel of judges will provide attendees with tips on how not to make the same mistake twice.

Confirmed speakers include: Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan Judge Amy Hathaway; Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Rae Lee Chabot; Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Ed Sosnick; and Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge Don Shelton. Additional judges to be announced. MAJ Past President and JPAC Chair Barry Goodman of Goodman Acker will be the moderator for the seminar.

The event is limited to the first 90 golfers.

For more information or to register, visit www.michiganjustice.org.

Young Lawyers Section Breakfast Seminar presented by MDTC
The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel will present it’s Young Lawyers Section Breakfast Seminar Thursday, Aug. 12, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Plunkett Cooney, 38505 Woodward Avenue, Suite 2000, in Bloomfield Hills.

Geared toward defense litigators with less than seven years of practice experience, this seminar will provide practical, demonstrative training in an informal round-table setting.

Attendees will observe a mock oral argument and receive training from Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth Gleicher along with attorneys Phillip J. DeRosier of Dickinson Wright, and Timothy A. Diemer of Jacobs & Diemer.

Cost is Member Rate: $20 for MDTC members, $25 for non-members, or $50 for non-members with new one-year membership.

Register at www.mdtc.org.  For additional information, contact David L. Campbell of Bowman and Brooke LLP at (248) 687-5300 or david.campbell@det.bowmanandbrooke.com.

Judges association seeks nominations for inaugural award
The Michigan Judges Association is beginning a program to recognize a current or former circuit and/or Court of Appeals judge(s) who demonstrates excellence in trial practice, scholarship, and service to the community and profession.  The first annual award will be presented at the State Court Administrative Office Fall Conference in Lansing.  Recipients will be chosen on the basis of competence in docket management and managing trials, contributions to the profession, contributions to legal scholarship, and/or contributions to the community.

A nomination form may be downloaded and printed at www.michiganjudgesassociation.org. The nomination package should include the nomination form, the nominee's curriculum vitae/resume, and any supporting letters or information.  The deadline for submitting a nomination is July 30, 2010.  Nominations may be faxed to Thomas Oatmen at 231-724-4587, emailed to him at oatmenth@co.muskegon.mi.us or mailed to:

Thomas G. Oatmen, Law Library, Sixth Floor, 990 Terrace Street, Muskegon, 49442-3357

Questions may be directed to MJA Vice President Timothy G. Hicks at hicks@co.muskegon.mi.us or by phone at (231) 724-6337.

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