Calendar

February 2016
  1. February 9 ICLE Calendar

    Adoption, ART, and Paternity, Thursday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan,  offers 3.25 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $165, section members pay $145, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, ICLE basic partners pay $145, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.

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    The Intersection of Family Law and Bankruptcy, Thursday, Feb. 11, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan,  offers 3.25 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $165, section members pay $145, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, ICLE basic partners pay $145, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.

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    An inside Look into the IRS Appeals Process, on-demand webcast available Tuesday, Feb. 16.  For CLE credit on this basic/intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, call ICLE at 877-229-4350.

    The general admission fee is $95, section members pay $85, Michigan new lawyers pay $45, and ICLE partners can attend for free.

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    25th Annual Drafting and Estate Planning Documents, Thursday, Feb. 18, from 8:55 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan,  offers 6 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $195, section members pay $175, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, ICLE basic partners pay $175, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.

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    Salvaging Abandoned Properties, on-demand webcast available Thursday, Feb. 25.  For CLE credit on this basic/intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, call ICLE at 877-229-4350.

    The general admission fee is $95, section members pay $85, Michigan new lawyers pay $45, and ICLE partners can attend for free.

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    Course books, audio CDs, and MP3s for most seminars are available if unable to attend program. Video replays for some programs are also offered. For additional information or to charge reservations to VISA, MasterCard, or Discover, call 877-229-4350.

    Visit ICLE’s website at www.icle.org.

  2. February 9 Mark the Date

    LAD free outreach clinic for veterans
    February 10

    Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible veterans on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Detroit Veterans Center, 2770 Park Ave. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and space is limited.

    Annual Winter Wine-Down
    February 11

    Please join the WLAM Wayne Region as they host their Annual Winter Wine-Down on Thursday, February 11 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Courthouse Grille, 41661 Plymouth Road, Plymouth. Special guest Lindsay Corneille, CFP, Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management will give a brief presentation regarding smart financial planning and will be available to network and answer questions throughout the evening. Ticket price includes light appetizers and two drink tickets. Please contact Jennifer Stallings at Jennifer.Stallings@LCEcorp.com to RSVP or with questions.

    Wayne Law BLSA Soul Food Cafe
    February 11

    Wayne Law’s Black Law Students Association presents its annual Soul Food Café on Thursday, February 11 from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The event will take place at Wayne State University Law School lobby, 471 W. Palmer St., Detroit. They will be featuring food from Detroit restaurant Faustina’s Creole and Soul. The sample menu includes jerk chicken, baked chicken, catfish, shrimp and beef jambalaya, macaroni & cheese, greens, yams, salad and fruit salad. Suggested donation: $5. For more information about this event, please contact Shanika Owens at or wsulawblsa@gmail.com.

    Screening of movie ‘Black Power Mixtape’
    February 11

    National Lawyers Guild is presenting a screening of the movie “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” on Thursday, February 11 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Wayne State University Law School, 471 W. Palmer St., Detroit, Room #1535. For more information about this event, please contact Lance Bruck at 586-552-3978 or brucklh@wayne.edu.

    LAD free outreach clinic in Ferndale
    February 12

    Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, on Friday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakland Livingston Human Services, 1956 Hilton Road in Ferndale.  Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m. as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.  For additional information, contact Stacey Felder, paralegal at LAD’s Oakland County office in Pontiac, at 248-253-1548, ext. 4005.­

    Silvia Kleer to speak on export control issues
    February 16

    Wayne State University Law School’s Program for International Legal Studies presents Silvia Kleer,?Wayne Law class of 1995,?General Counsel’s Office, Ford Motor Co. speaking about her work on export control issues?and international aspects of the automobile industry. The event will take place on Tuesday, February 16, at Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer St., Detroit from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. For more information about this event, please contact Gregory Fox at 313-577-0110 or gfox@wayne.edu.

    Wayne Law BLSA presents Esquire Etiquette
    February 18

    As part of Black History Month, Wayne Law’s Black Law Students Association and Career Services presents Esquire Etiquette. The program will take place on Thursday, February 18, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Law School, Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Lecture Hall 2242. This program is to sharpen the professional etiquette of law students. Experienced attorneys will teach law students basic skills on professional and social etiquette. Speakers include: Michelle P. Crockett, ’00, principal, director of professional development, Miller Canfield; Sherry D.O. Taylor, ’01, member, Dickinson Wright PLLC; and Apollo K. Upshaw, ’14, staff attorney, Bodman PLC. Although this program will be open to all law students, this program is ideal for Black History Month. First impressions are lasting, therefore we must prepare our students to seize every opportunity afforded to them. Furthermore, this program is scheduled just ahead of the customary weekend for the Wolverine Bar Association interviews for summer clerkships and judicial externships. The cost is free and lunch will be provided. For more information about this event, please contact Shanika Owens at or wsulawblsa@gmail.com.

    DMBA hosts Barristers Bowl
    February 18

    The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Barristers presents the Pins-N-Pinstripes DMBA Barristers Bowl. The event will take place on Thursday, February 18 at the Garden Bowl,?4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.?with bowling and food from 6-9 p.m. Join the DMBA Barristers Section and other young attorneys in the Metro Detroit area for a fun evening of bowling, networking, food and drinks. The cost for this event is $40 with pre-registration or $45 at the door. The cost includes 3 hours of bowling, rental shoes, pizza, salad, soda, draft beer and house wine. Register yourself - or your team! - and join us for the fun! Contact Darlene Trudell, DMBA, dtrudell@detroitlawyer.org or 313-961-6120 x201.

    Hon. Marilyn Kelly to lecture on poverty
    February 18

    The Honorable Marilyn Kelly, former Michigan Supreme Court Justice and Wayne State distinguished jurist in residence is holding a lecture to discuss the shocking facts about how poverty strips our citizens of their constitutional rights of access to justice and equal protection under the law and encouraging news about steps being taken to do something about it. The lecture will take place at the Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills on Thursday, February 18, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Her talk is part of the 2016 Winter Speaker Series sponsored by the Escalating Inequality Task Force. The cost to attend the event is $7. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about this event, please contact Pat Hammer at 248-644-6568 or patriciajhammer@gmail.com.

    LAD free outreach clinic in Detroit
    February 18

    Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Don Bosco Hall, 19321 W. Chicago St. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and space is limited.

    LAD free outreach clinic in Fraser
    February 19

    Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, on Friday, Feb. 19, beginning at 9 a.m. at H.O.P.E. Center, 33222 Groesbeck Highway in Fraser. Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m. as LAD staff will assist only those persons who have registered by that time.  For additional information, call LAD’s Macomb County office at 586-465-1344.

    LAD free outreach clinic in Pontiac
    February 23

    Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at Oakland Livingston Human Services, 196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. in Pontiac. Attendees are asked to bring copies of their documents and register before 10 a.m. as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time. For additional information, contact Stacey Felder, paralegal at LAD’s Oakland County office in Pontiac, at 248-253-1548, ext. 4005.

    Annual African-American Judge Speaker Series
    February 25

    As part of Black History Month, Wayne Law’s Black Law Students Association presents it’s Annual African-American Judges Speaker Series on Thursday, February 25. This special event will take place at the Law School, Spencer M. Patrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer St., Detroit from 12:15-1:15 p.m. This program is where African-American judges across multiple jurisdictions will speak to their experiences in the judiciary. The judges also will offer advice to the students and explain their paths to the bench. Confirmed speakers to date are: Judge Edward Ewell Jr., ‘85, Third Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan; Judge Leonia Lloyd, ’79, 36th District Court of Michigan; Judge David A. Perkins, 36th District Court of Michigan; and Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Stafford, ‘93, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The moderator for this event is Assistant Professor Blanche Cook. The cost is free and lunch will be provided. For more information about this event, please contact Shanika Owens at or wsulawblsa@gmail.com.

    Seventh Annual Kaye Tertzag Tribute Dinner scheduled
    February 25

    Family and friends of the Hon. Kaye Tertzag will host the seventh annual Tertzag Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 25at the Park Place Banquet Hall in Dearborn from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Park Place is located at the corner of Park and Outer Drive, just south of Michigan Avenue. Tickets are $40 and include dinner and an open bar.   The Tertzag Tribute Dinner Committee announced that the 2016 recipient of the Purple Sport Coat Award is attorney Dana Nessel. Nessel is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School. The committee is honored to have United States District Court Judge Sean Cox as this year’s keynote speaker. Checks should be made payable to: Tertzag Tribute Dinner, LLC and sent to 412 Berwyn, Birmingham, MI 48009. Spouses and/or significant others are welcome. This event will sell out and space is limited, so people are encouraged to buy tickets now. Direct questions to Kara Tertzag Lividini at 313.645.9511 or ktertzag@gmail.com.

    Day of Service at Detroit Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen
    February 25

    As part of Black History Month, Wayne Law’s Black Law Students Association invites the Law School to participate in a day of service at the Detroit Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen. This special event will take place on Friday, February 26, at the Detroit Rescue Mission, 3535 Third St., Detroit. If you plan to volunteer, please RSVP to wsulawblsa@gmail.com. For more information about this event, please contact Shanika Owens at or wsulawblsa@gmail.com.

    LAD free outreach clinic in Detroit
    March 2

    Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, Wednesday, March 2 from 1:15 p.m.. to 5 p.m. at the office of State Rep. Stephanie Chang and City Councilmember Raquel Castañeda-Lopez, 1927 Rosa Parks Blvd., Suite 110. Registration begins at 1 p.m., and space is limited.

    UD Mercy Law hosts Law Review Centennial Symposium
    March 4

    The Law Review Centennial Symposium — focusing on the past, present, and future legal issues facing the city of Detroit — will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 4 on the Detroit Mercy Law campus. The symposium will feature legal professionals and scholars from the city of Detroit and across the country to discuss legal issues confronted throughout Detroit’s history, today, and issues that may arise in the future. Confirmed speakers include:
    • Michael E. Duggan – keynote address (Mayor, City of Detroit);
     • Honorable Gerald E. Rosen (Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan); and
     • Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr. (’67) (Detroit Mercy Law alumnus, member of the University’s Board of Trustees, and Chair, Board of Directors, Detroit Institute of Arts) to discuss the grand bargain that helped resolve Detroit’s bankruptcy.
     The Law Review has been devoted to discussing issues facing the Detroit community since its inception in 1916. It is fitting that for the centennial Symposium the Law Review will pay homage to its roots and motivation: the city of Detroit. The Law Review is a student publication that discusses legal issues facing Detroit, the State of Michigan, and the United States, and finding practical solutions.

    LAD free outreach clinic in Southfield
    March 4

    Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, Friday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at Southfield Human Services, 26080 Berg Road, Southfield. Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m., as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time. For further information, contact Stacey Felder, paralegal at LAD’s Oakland County office in Pontiac, at (248) 253-1548, ext. 4005.

    LAD free outreach clinic in Pontiac
    March 7

    Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, Monday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency, 196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Pontiac. Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m., as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time. For further information, contact Stacey Felder, paralegal at LAD’s Oakland County office in Pontiac, at (248) 253-1548, ext. 4005.

    LAD free outreach clinic for veterans
    March 9

    Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible veterans on March 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Detroit Veterans Center, 2770 Park Ave. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and space is limited.

    LAD free outreach clinic in Ferndale
    March 11

    Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, Friday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency, 1956 Hilton Road, Ferndale. Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m., as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time. For further information, contact Stacey Felder, paralegal at LAD's Oakland County office in Pontiac, at (248) 253-1548, ext. 4005.

    LAD free outreach clinic in Detroit
    March 17

    Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, Wednesday, March 17 from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Don Bosco Hall, 19321 W. Chicago St. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and space is limited.

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