Daily Briefs (Feb 22)

‘Liens’ evening forum presented by MAJ
The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) will host an evening forum on “Liens” on Thursday, March 10, beginning with registration at 5:30 p.m. at the Crown Plaza located at 27000 Sheraton Drive in Novi.
Sessions will run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Co-moderators include Jules Olsman, MAJ past president, and MAJ Executive Board members Robert June, Donna MacKenzie,   and Troy Haney

To register online for this event, visit www.michiganjustice.org.

Primer on real estate tax appeals presented at NALS After Hours

NALS of Detroit will present its CLE After Hours on “Real Estate Tax Appeals: Primer” with guest speaker Jeffrey M. Stefan II of Barris, Sott, Denn, & Driker PLLC on Monday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at the offices of Barris, Sott, Denn, & Driker in Detroit.

A short chapter business meeting will follow the speaker’s presentation.

The cost to attend is $13 for NALS members and $15 for non-NALS members.

Those planning on attending should make checks payable to NALS of Detroit and send to Cindy Taylor, 21368 Green Hill Road, Farmington Hills,  48335. Checks must be received by noon on Thursday, March 10.

For more information, contact Taylor at (734) 497-4736 or ctaylor@thetaylorhome.org.

SBM to present ‘Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice’
The State Bar of Michigan will present “Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice” from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the State Bar’s Michael Franck Building in downtown Lansing. The registration fee is $100 for lawyers who have been in practice for less than five years, and $125 for those who have been practicing law for five years or more. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Payment and the registration form, which can be downloaded from the SBM website at www.michbar.org/tipstools.cfm, must be received by Tuesday, Feb. 25. No “walk-in” registrations will be accepted. Participants can register online, fax the registration form to SBM at (517) 346-6365, or mail it with a check or credit card payment to: Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice Seminar, State Bar of Michigan, ATTN: Finance Department, Michael Franck Building, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48933-2012. For additional information on the seminar, contact Karen Spohn in the Professional Standards Division at (517) 346-6309 or via e-mail at kspohn@mail.michbar.org.

Judge Takaaki Shintaku to discuss foreclosure procedures in Japan
Judge Takaaki Shintaku, an assistant judge with the Sendai District Court of Japan, will compare the foreclosure procedures of the United States and Japan in a lecture titled “The compulsory execution system of Japan” at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the third-floor faculty lounge of the Wayne State University Law School.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. For additional information about this event, call the Law School dean’s office at (313) 577-3933.