Daily Briefs

FBA panel to discuss ‘E-Discovery in Criminal Cases’ May 10
The Criminal Practice Committee of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan, will conduct a panel discussion titled “E-Discovery in Criminal Cases.”  This one-hour program will be presented on Thursday, May 10, at noon in Room 115 of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse. 

The panel will include U.S. District Court Judges David M. Lawson and Robert H. Cleland, as well as a representative from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and a criminal defense attorney.  Panel members will identify and discuss the emerging “hot topics” in criminal e-discovery and how the federal courts are addressing e-discovery challenges in criminal cases. 

There is no charge to attend.  Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.  Register with Joe Richotte at 313-225-7045 or richotte@butzel.com.

New jury rules explored at OCBA program, May 1
The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Jury Trials Under the New Rules: The Perspective from both sides of the Bench” on Tuesday, May 1, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Oakland County Bar Center.

As of Sept. 1, 2011, jurors can now ask question of witnesses, take notes to use during deliberations, and take trial exhibits into the jury room.  This seminar will provide perspective and experiences from both judges and attorneys about these and other significant changes to the jury rules.

Providing the judicial perspective will be Oakland County Circuit Court Judges Michael D. Warren and Wendy L. Potts.  Providing the attorney perspective will be Ven Johnson of Johnson Law PLC and Judith A. Susskind of Thurswell Law Firm.  Attorney John A. Hubbard of Beals Hubbard PLC will act as moderator.

Pre-registration cost it $45 for OCBA members, $32 for OCBA new lawyers, and $60 for non-members.  At the door cost is $60 for OCBA members, $42 for OCBA new lawyers, and $80 for non-members.

To register or for additional information, visit www.ocba.org.

Seminar to help young lawyers jump start their career April 19
The Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan will present “Jump Start Your Career” on Thursday, April 19, starting at 5:45 p.m. at the Skyline Club in Southfield.

The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) is hosting this seminar to make attorneys’ careers the best that it can be.  It will feature tips and advice from Michigan experts on topics including: Getting ahead at your work; starting your own practice; entering the field of law; alternative careers; either leaving your firm to start new or leaving your area of practice for a better one for you. 

Featured presenters include:
—Tim Dinan, Dinan & Associates, solo practitioner career coach, U of D Mercy Law and MSU Law adjunct professor.
—Lori Williams of Your Legal Resource, lawyer and career coach.
—Dan Dalton, founding member of Dalton & Tomich, “Super Lawyer.”
—Audrey Mistor of Monroe Bank and Trust

This seminar is presented without cost to attendees.  Although walk-ins are welcome, those planning on attending are asked to register with seminar moderator Jennifer M. Harvey by Tuesday, April 17, at jharvey@harveylegalgroup.com to help YLS best plan to accommodate its participants.


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