Happening this Week

• Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Speed Judging
(RISE) Event
January 22

Join the RISE Committee and several District Court judges for “Speed Judging” (think speed dating, but in this scenario a quick chat with members of the bench to learn things such as: what lawyers do right, common practice pitfalls, career path to becoming a judge, etc.). The event will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 22 at the Detroit Room of the Theodore Levin Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette in Detroit, and will be followed up with an informal get together at Avalon Bakery and Cafe for those who would like to participate. Visit fbamich@fbamich.org.   

• ­State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section:
Mid-Winter/Annual Meeting
January 24

The State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section will host its Mid-Winter Meeting and Annual Meeting from 1-10 p.m. Friday, January 24 at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison St. in Detroit. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is followed by the education program from 1:30-4 p.m. The Annual Meeting will be held from 4-5 p.m. A cocktail reception begins at 5 p.m. and the awards banquet will follow at 6:30 p.m., at which time this year’s Distinguished Service Award will be presented to a deserving colleague. Keynote speaker at the awards banquet will be Jim Obergefell from the monumental Supreme Court case Obergefell v Hodges.

Section members can attend the Annual Meeting and Education Program at no cost with registration (does not include cocktails or dinner). The cost to attend the cocktail reception and awards banquet is $150 for section members, and $165 for non-members and guests.

Register by January 21 online at https://www.michbar.org/ (or by mail with form found online). Seminar materials will be available online only, several days before the event.

Registration for the event is required to access the materials. Details on how to access the event materials will be in your email confirmation.


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