August 2016
  1. August 23 CAP Seminar Schedule

    The 2016 CAP Seminars will begin on Friday, August 26. To accommodate the busy schedules of the Court and members of bar, the seminar schedule this year includes the CAP Make-Up Seminars that are now scheduled on the alternate weeks of the CAP Live Seminars. Attorneys will only receive credit for attending a make-up seminar topic they did not already attend as a live seminar. Live seminars will be held in the Erma Henderson auditorium located on the 13th Floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (CAYMC), and the make-up seminars will be held in the Jury Assembly Room located at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice (FMHJ). Each seminar will begin at 1:30 p.m. Note, out of courtesy to the speakers and attendees, late registrations will not be permitted beyond 1:45 p.m. Attorneys arriving after 1:45 p.m. will not receive credit for the session. For additional information, visit the Detroit/Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program at or email

    • Client Interviews

    Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 26

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 16

    Moderator: Marla McCowan, MIDC

    Speaker: Ashley Carter, MIDC

    • Eyewitness Identification

    Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 9

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 7

    Moderator: Marla McCowan, MIDC

    Speaker: Takura Nyamfukudza

    • Supplemental Discovery

    Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 30

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 21

    Moderator: Stine Grand

    Speaker: Thomas Loeb

    • Cell Phone Forensics

    Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 14

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 4

    Moderator: Marilena David-Martin, SADO

    Speakers: Larry & Josh Dalman

    • Guilty Pleas & Expungements

    Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 28

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 9

    Moderator: Stine Grand

    Speaker: Andrew Stacer

    • Sentencing Law

    Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 18

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017

    Moderator: Dawn Van Hoek, SADO

    Speaker: Anne Yantus, UDM

    • Michigan Law Update

    Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 2

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017

    Moderator: Marilena David-Martin, SADO

    Speaker: Ron Bretz

    • FNS, PPO, Family Docket

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 16

    • U.S. Supreme Court Update

    Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017

    Moderator: Marilena David-Martin, SADO

    Speaker: Kathy Swedlow, MAACS

    • Evidence

    Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017

    Moderator: Judge Lawrence Talon, 3rd Circuit Court

    Speaker: TBD

    • Social Media

    Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017

    Moderator: Marla McCowan, MIDC

    Speaker: Kelly McDoniel

    • Interlocutory Appeals

    Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017

    Moderator: Judge Larry Williams, 36th District Court

    Speakers: Wendy Barnwell & Kathy Murphy

    • Treatment Facilities & Specialty Courts

    Live: 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017

    Make-up: 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017

    Moderator: Keith Clark, WCPO

    Speaker: TBD

    Note: Attorneys MUST attend the FNS Live Seminar October 7 at CAYMC or the FNS?Make-up Seminar December 16 to be eligible for FNS Case Assignments and for Judge Margie R. Braxton House Counsel

  2. August 23 Mark the Date

    Wayne County Criminal Defense
    Bar Association Golf Outing –
    Best-Ball Scramble
    August 26

    Join WCCDBA for an afternoon of golf with dinner following. The event will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, August 26 at Warren Valley Golf Club, 26116 West Warren in Dearborn Heights. A $75 fee includes nine holes, cart and dinner; $30 for dinner only. Shotgun start for golf is at 2 p.m., followed by dinner at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Wyatt Harris at (313) 549-7659 or harris5489@gmail. com.

    SBM–Information Technology
    Law Section presents IT Law:
    Annual Meeting and Annual IT Seminar
    September 8

    This networking event and seminar will be held  from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday, September 8 at the Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Rd. in Plymouth. Sponsored by Dykema, Bejin Bieneman PLC, and Privacy Associates International LLC, the seminar promises to be an educational and entertaining event. The Annual Meeting portion of the seminar is free to attend, but registration is requested. The cost of the seminar includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a complimentary cocktail reception. The annual IT Law Section and Council meetings will be held during the luncheon, and will include election of 2016–2017 council members and section officers. For cost and registration online, visit RSVP by September 1. Topics will include Internet of Things—Supply Agreements, Intellectual Property, Privacy and Data Security Issues; Indemnity, Limitation of Liability, and Warranty Provisions from a Litigation Perspective; Transaction Taxes for Software and IT Services; and Online Concerns for Employers. Speakers include Vineet Shahani, Director, Legal, Nest Labs; Deborah Gertsen, Counsel, Global Privacy, Ford Motor Company; Renee J. Phillips, Counsel, General Motors – Privacy; Mark Werling, Senior Counsel, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; Dalpreet Salujah, Director, European Patents at HARMAN International; Leigh Taggart, Partner, Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, Honigman; Drew McEwen, Senior Counsel, Tax Litigation and Planning, Dykema; and Dave Nacht, Founding Member, NachtLaw. The moderator is Mark G. Malven, Dykema Gossett PLLC, lead author of the PLI treatise Technology Transactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements. For more information, contact Susanna Brennan at susanna_brennan@yahoo .com or (248) 761-0709.

    MDTC hosts 20th Annual
    Open Golf Tournament
    September 9

    Join MDTC members for this annual fundraiser from 9 a.m-7 p.m Friday, September 9 at Mystic Creek Golf Course and Banquet Center, 1 Champions Circle in Milford. Cost is $165 per person registered on or before August 23 ($175 August 24 or later), or $50 for dinner only. The fee includes practice range balls, greens fees, card, deli sandwich lunch at registration and a tenderloin/chicken breast combo plate dinner at 5 p.m. Trophies will be given for Tournament Champs, Longest Drive (men/women), Closest to Pin (men/ women) and Winning Foursome. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. for the modified scramble format event with the shotgun start at 11 a.m. To register online, visit

    Association of Corporate
    Counsel–Michigan Chapter
    presents the 19th Annual
    ACC-Michigan Golf Outing
    September 20

    Enjoy 18 holes of golf on a championship course — followed by mini-massages, an open bar, dinner and prizes — all while supporting scholarships for some of Michigan’s best and brightest law students. The outing will be held at Fox Hills Golf Club, 8768 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth from 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 20. This year’s Golf Outing also includes the Annual Meeting (including the election of officers and directors). Non-golfers welcome for networking, cocktails, the Annual Meeting and dinner. Registration is open to in-house counsel only. If you represent a firm or vendor and would like information about sponsorship opportunities (some of which include golf and dinner), contact Nicole Smith  at (248) 385-2000 or Cost if registered by August 1 is $50 for golf and dinner, $25 for dinner only, 2-for-1 (golf and dinner for member plus ACC-eligible or first-time attendee guest) is $100, and first-time attendees are offered golf and dinner for $25. Prices double for those not signed up by August 1. To register and for a complete schedule of the day’s events, visit mich.

    Detroit Mercy Law to celebrate
    104th Annual Red Mass
    September 20

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host its104th annual Red Mass at noon on Tuesday, September 20 at Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church, 629 E. Jefferson Avenue in downtown Detroit. The church is immediately adjacent to the School of Law Campus. The Red Mass is an occasion for judges, attorneys, and officials of all faiths to pray together for guidance at the beginning of the new judicial term and join in the Renewal of the Lawyer’s Oath of Commitment. The Oath is recited by all new lawyers in the State of Michigan as a mandatory part of swearing-in ceremonies. Renewal of the Oath is a voluntary means of reaffirming the pledge made at the onset of a lawyer’s career. This year, it will be led by the Hon. Victoria A. Roberts. Judge Roberts was appointed by President Bill Clinton in June 1998 to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Prior to that, she was managing partner of the Detroit law firm of Goodman, Eden, Millender & Bedrosian and was an assistant U.S. attorney. She also served as president of the State Bar of Michigan, the only black woman to have held that position. Judge Roberts received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. The celebrant of the mass will be Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D. Fr. Kammer is a priest, attorney, and a member of the Southern Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). He has been director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans since 2009. Fr. Kammer received a Bachelor of Arts from Spring Hill College, a Juris Doctor from Yale University, and a Master of Divinity from Loyola University Chicago. For more information on the Red Mass, contact Denise Hickey, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations, at (313) 596-0202 or at

    Detroit Mercy Law Golf Outing
    September 30

    Detroit Mercy Law will host a Golf Outing on September 30 with a shotgun start at noon followed by dinner and an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. All alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, students, and their guests are welcome to attend this new event as part of Detroit Mercy’s Homecoming festivities. The outing will be held at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, 44045 Five Mile Road. For more information, contact Denise Hickey at or Amy Smith at


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    MDTC to host 2016
    Meet The Judges Reception
    October 6
    Justices of the Supreme Court, judges of the Court of Appeals, and Eaton, Genesee, Ingham, Jackson, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne County Circuit Courts, U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts, Tribal Appellate Court justices and Tribal Court judges have been invited to attend this event. MDTC invites you to Meet The Judges from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Road in Novi. The reception will provide an opportunity for members of the judiciary and bar to interact in a friendly and relaxed environment, free of the stresses of the courtroom. The event is free to all judicial attendees, $85 for members (member rates apply to staff of MDTC members), and $135 for non-members which includes membership fee. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and an open bar will be provided. Capacity is limited. Find the link to registration at

    Wayne Law 24th annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium
    October 13
    The 24th annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, October 13 at Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer St. in Detroit. Registration is required for this conference and the fee will include meals and presentation materials. General registration fee is $100; for students, NLRB staff and government employees, the reduced fee is $35. Registration deadline is Saturday, Oct. 1. Seating for the luncheon is limited (late registrants and walk-ins may not be assured a meal). Parking is available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school. Continuing Legal Education credits for Ohio and Indiana may be applied for at the conference sign-in table. Proceeds from the Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium will be used to fund future educational programs and to further labor law studies at Wayne Law. For more information about this event, contact Wayne Law School Dean’s Office at (313) 577-6497 or
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