September 2015
  1. September 1 Mark the Date

    LAD to conduct free outreach clinic
    September 9

    Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible veterans on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at Detroit Veterans Center, 2770 Park Ave, Detroit.  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.  Anyone seeking legal services can call 877-964-4700 or visit

    Capuchin Legal Clinic provides legal assistance
    September 10

    Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) is providing legal assistance to the Capuchin Legal Clinic every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen on 4390 Conner St. in Detroit.  Assistance is available exclusively to clients of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. The next session will be on Thursday, Sept. 10.  Anyone seeking legal services can call 877-964-4700 or visit

    Panel discussion on lawyers and reporters
    September 10

    WSU Law School is holding a panel discussion on Thursday, Sept. 10, from noon–1 p.m at the Spencer M. Patrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer, Detroit. This panel is to increase collaboration and ease confusion between lawyers and reporters during high-tension events like those that have unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri, New York and Baltimore, Maryland. There is no cost for this event. For more information about this event, please contact Samantha Meinke at 5173466332 or

    19th Annual MDTC Open Golf Tournament
    September 11

    The 19th Annual MDTC Open Golf Tournament and Fundraiser will be held at the Mystic Creek Golf Club and Banquet Center, 1 Champions Circle, Milford from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a shot gun start at 11 a.m. It’s a modified scramble format. For further event details and registration form go to

    Retired bankruptcy judge to reflect on 30-year career
    September 16

    The Federal Court Historical Society for the Eastern District of Michigan will host a luncheon and discussion with U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes (ret.) on his 30-year remembrances as a judicial officer including career-capping experiences with the historic City of Detroit bankruptcy. The lunch will take place Wednesday, September 16, at noon at the Doubletree-Fort Shelby Hotel, 525 W. Lafayette Blvd. in Detroit. Cost is $35 for Court Historical Society members and $43 for non-members. Valet parking is available for $8 or use self-park at surface lots on Lafayette. Register online at or contact Brian Figot at 248-598-5950 or Beth Lankard at

    Reception to mark publication of Frank J. Kelley biography
    September 17

    A presentation and reception to celebrate the publication of “The People’s Lawyer:  The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation’s Longest-Serving Attorney General” by Frank J. Kelley with Jack Lessenberry. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Spencer M. Patrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer, Detroit. The authors will have a conversation-style presentation and sign books after the presentation. Food and beverages will be served. The event is free. For more information about this event, please contact Emily Nowak at 313-577-6128 or

    Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) to hold annual golf outing
    September 22

    The Association of Corporate Counsel – ACC is holding their 18th Annual ACC Michigan Golf Outing on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fox Hills Golf Club, 8768 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth. The event includes 18 holes of golf on a championship course — followed by mini-massages, and open bar, dinner and prizes. This event will help support scholarships for some of Michigan’s best and brightest law students. This year’s Golf Outing also includes our Annual Meeting (including the election of officers and directors). Non-golfers can join us 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!), please contact Mitzy Sharp Futro at 313-961-6120 x201 or

    Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers (ISIAL): Irish Heritage Night
    September 22

    Join the ISIAL for their annual Tigers game outing on Tuesday, Sept. 22, against the White Sox and celebrate “Irish Heritage Night” at Comerica Park with the United Irish Societies. The schedule includes a pre-event meeting place prior to the game TBD. The cost is $28 per ticket (Mezzanine) and includes a T-shirt voucher and $5.00 donation to the UIS. Like last year, the shirts will be distributed at the park at the designated locations, and sizes are not reserved in advance  — first come, first served. The UIS has also invited the ISIAL to participate in the First Pitch raffle and National Anthem contest.

    ADR Section: Annual Meeting & Conference
    October 2-3

    The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section/State Bar of Michigan is holding their Annual Meeting & Conference on Fri., Oct. 2 – Sat., Oct. 3 at the Park Place Hotel, 300 East State Street, Traverse City. This year the ADR Section has cooked-up a series of tapas (small plates) with updates from the institutions which influence ADR as well as skills and wisdom developed from experiences around the dispute resolution table. Each tapa is prepared and delivered by some of Michigan’s most experienced and respected ADR practitioners. And we have built-in menu choices to fit your palate. SCAO has approved the menu for 8 hours of Advanced Mediation Training credits. Join your colleagues at this outstanding program of professional development and networking. Registration for Friday’s sessions begins at noon in the first floor lobby of the hotel followed by the hotel check-in. The evening ends with a networking and cocktail hour at the Top of the Park from 6:30-7:30 p.m. followed by the ADR Section Annual Awards banquet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday begins with a continental breakfast from 8-8:30 a.m. followed by the Section Annual Meeting from 8:30-9 a.m. Advanced mediation training continues from 9-12:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend the Annual Meeting. A limited block of rooms is being held for conference attendees at the Park Place Hotel, 300 East State St., Traverse City, until Aug. 20, 2015. The reduced room rate is $189.95 per night (plus sales, use, and occupancy tax). Rooms are limited so reserve early. You must make reservations directly with the hotel at (231) 946-5000 and reference Alternative Dispute Resolution Section/State Bar of Michigan. Event registration deadline is Sept. 11. For registration form and further information go to


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