Daily Briefs

 2014 SBM Annual Meeting and Solo and Small Firm Institute

The State Bar of Michigan will hold its Annual Meeting Sept. 17-19 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. The event gives attendees the opportunity to meet with members with similar interests at section events, reconnect with former classmates at law school receptions, explore products and services aimed at improving your practice, and celebrate the best of our profession. It starts with Wednesday’s awards banquet, where members who have achieved the highest honors in areas of leadership, professional integrity, and community service are saluted, and continues with Thursday’s inaugural luncheon welcoming the next State Bar president and the evening reception celebrating diversity in the legal community. Friday’s highlights include the 50-Year Golden Celebration Luncheon saluting colleagues who’ve spent a half-century in the profession.

Networking Events: Awards Banquet

Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m.
The State Bar pays tribute to members who have achieved the highest honors in areas of leadership, professional integrity, and community service.
Inaugural Lunch
Thursday, Noon–2 p.m.
Share in the celebration with the swearing-in of the State Bar President Thomas C. Rombach and other State Bar officers.
Celebrating Diversity Reception
Thursday,  6:30–8:30 p.m.
The reception will acknowledge the work accomplished over the year in support of achieving greater diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. This year’s reception will again include entertainment by Soultivity, a Washtenaw County-based all-lawyer R&B band.
50-Year Golden Celebration Lunch
Friday, Noon–2 p.m.
Celebrate and honor fellow colleagues being recognized for 50 years of membership in the State Bar of Michigan. This is a great opportunity to network with peers and mentors.

OCBA presents ‘Trial Tactics: Closing Arguments’ July 15

The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee continues its Anatomy of a Criminal Case - Year XVI brown bag lunch lecture series with a look at “Trial Tactics: Closing Arguments” featuring Pamela I. Johnson and Raymond A. Correll on Tuesday, July 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Bar Center in Bloomfield Hills. 
The pre-registration fee for OCBA members is $10 per lecture. The seminar fee for all walk-ins, non-members and video viewers is $20 per seminar.  
For additional information or to register, call 248-334-3400 or visit www.ocba.org



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