Daily Briefs (March 17th)

Oakland County’s Citizen’s Alliance offers free seminar, March 28
  On Monday, March 28, at the Novi Senior Center in Novi the Citizen’s Alliance of the Oakland County Probate and Circuit Courts will conduct a free seminar for senior citizens and their families from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. explaining the Probate Court’s role in wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships.
  Titled “Removing The Mysteries of Probate Court,” the seminar will provide attendees with information on the advantages and disadvantages of “avoiding probate,” when and how to use a will, trust and/or Power of Attorney, how to begin probate proceedings, and when to consider use of guardianships and conservatorships.
  Panelists will include Probate Register Jill Koney Daly from the Oakland County Probate Court; Trust Officer/Vice President Sally Dale-Vaughn from Fifth Third Bank; and private practice attorney Thomas Trainer from Kemp Klein Law Firm.
Materials will be available on trusts, estates, and the legal rights of senior citizens. Adequate time will be available for questions.
  To register, contact the Novi Senior Center at (248) 347-0414.
  “Removing the Mysteries” has been offered by the Oakland County Probate Court for twenty years, with thousands of citizens participating. Plans are underway for the fall series.  For information regarding upcoming “Removing the Mysteries” locations, or to request consideration as a site for this seminar, contact Marcia Travis at (248) 858-0296.

Judges at Cooley as part of Michigan Notable Books Tour

   Cooley Law School presents Michigan Court of Appeals Judge William C. Whitbeck and former Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence M. Glazer as part of Cooley’s 2011 Michigan Notable Books Tour. Judge Whitbeck has written “To Account for Murder,” a legal/political thriller set in Michigan in the 1940s, and Judge Glazer has written a political biography, “Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson.” The authors will be at Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus at noon on Monday, May 16; the Ann Arbor campus at 5 p.m. on May 16, at the Grand Rapids campus at noon on Wednesday, May 18, and at the Lansing campus at 5 p.m. on May 18. The event is free and open to the public. The Auburn Hills campus is located at 2630 Featherstone, the Ann Arbor campus is at 3475 Plymouth Road, and the Grand Rapids campus is at 111 Commerce Ave. SW. The Lansing presentation will be held in the Strosacker Room of the Brennan Law Library at 330 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. This event is free and open to the public.

DMBA co-hosts debate on appellate advocacy
  Join Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth “Lisa” Gleicher and her husband, noted appellate lawyer Mark Granzotto, as they share their (often-differing) views on what to do and what not to do on appeal.
  Serious CLE in a fun and lively format - think Carville and Matalin, or Tracy and Hepburn...
  The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22  at Detroit Beer Company, 1529 Broadway, Detroit.
 Registration is $10 for members of the DMBA, or members of the State Bar Appellate Practice Section; $15 for all others.  Cash Bar.
  To register, visit www.detroitlawyer.org.  For more information, contact Mitzy Sharp Futro at msharpfutro@detroitlawyer.org or 313-961-6120 x201.

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