Daily Briefs (Feb 23)

Miller Canfield lawyer appointed president of Michigan Asian Pacific American Bar Association 
Miller Canfield associate Emma T. Chen was appointed to an eighteen-month term as president of the Michigan Asian Pacific American Bar Association (MAPABA), a group dedicated to providing resources and enhancing connectivity of the Asian Pacific American law community in the state of Michigan. Chen previously served as secretary of MAPABA from 2009-2010.

MAPABA’s mission is to advocate the interest of Asian Pacific Americans in the legal profession, and to promote equality and social justice for all people.

 At Miller Canfield, Chen’s practice covers all areas of commercial and business litigation including contract disputes, international arbitrations, and international contract actions.

She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. She is fluent in both Mandarin and Taiwanese.  She earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.A. from Yale University. She resides in Detroit.

FBA committee plans ‘A Judicial Family Reunion’ for March 16
The Law Clerk Committee of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will host “A Judicial Family Reunion,” on Wednesday, March 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  at Bodman PLC’s Detroit office at Ford Field, 1901 St. Antoine Street, 6th Floor.

This is a reception for all Eastern District of Michigan federal judges (Sixth Circuit, District Court, Bankruptcy, and Magistrate) and all current and former law clerks.

Refreshments will be served. Parking is available in the attached structure next to Ford Field on St. Antoine Street.  Tickets will be validated at the event.  Cost is $10. Registration is requested by Monday, March 7.  To register, visit www.fbamich.org. For additional information, e-mail Terri Serra at Theresa_Serra@mied.uscourts.

Michigan Association for Justice presents forum on liens March 10
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 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.

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