Daily Briefs

Holiday Hours

The 36th District Court will be closed for the holidays Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 30 through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. All probable cause conferences and preliminary examinations for felony cases will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice on the 2nd floor Dec. 27-29. Felony arraignments will be held at noon at the 36th District Court Dec. 27-29.

All other in-custody misdemeanors will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 28-29.

The Third Circuit Court Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Friday, Dec. 30.

During the three days between Christmas and the New Year’s Eve holiday, the Criminal Division will be staffed to handle arraignments and bench warrants. The Civil Division will be staffed to handle emergency matters. The Family Division will be staffed to process emergency juvenile intake matters, emergency domestic relations and personal protection matters. The County Clerk’s Office will be staffed to accept civil and domestic relations pleadings and new case filings.

The Michigan Supreme Court will be closed Friday, Dec. 30.


SBM Business Law Section hosts Business Boot Camp Jan. 30-31

Join the State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section for a two-day program Jan. 30-31 at the Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Rd. in Plymouth. This award-winning program will help you develop confidence, attract clients, and impress partners. Meet the lawyers doing the deals you want to do. Learn the secrets of Michigan’s most successful business practitioners. Take home time-tested, proven forms and explanatory materials you can put to use immediately. Business practice is varied and complex. Your success requires broad knowledge, the right tools, and knowing the right people. Learn the ropes from experts at Michigan’s top firms. In just two days you will receive grounding in eight key areas of business practice with guidance from leaders who handle them every day:

Choice of Entity — Jeffrey S. Ammon (Miller Johnson), William Kingsley (UHY Advisors).

Forming an LLC Including Operating Agreements — Daniel H. Minkus (Clark Hill PLC).

Shareholder Buy/Sell and Voting Agreements — Justin G. Klimko (Butzel Long PC).

Commercial Loan Transactions — Colleen M. Shevnock (Dickinson Wright PLLC).

Business Valuations and Appraisals — Jeffrey M. Risius (Stout Risius Ross).

Effective Employment Agreements and Employment Law — Jeffrey J. Fraser (Miller Johnson).

Supply Agreements — Daniel W. Linna Jr. (Michigan State University College of Law), Tricia A. Sherick (Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP).

Insurance & Coverage Issues — Michelle T. Czapski (Bodman PLC), Jay Sawmiller (Johnston Lewis Associates, Inc.).

Directors of training are Timothy R. Damschroder of Bodman LLP in Ann Arbor and Daniel H. Minkus of Clark Hill PLC in Birmingham. Register online at www.michbar.org, or mail in the pdf form provided. Law students must register by mail form to receive special $80 rate. Firms (up to 15 participants) require online or mail form registration and should email Daniel Minkus with a list of attendees including name and email address.