Calendar

April 2014
  1. April 17 ICLE Calendar

     

    Medicaid & Health Care Planning Update, Tuesday, April 22, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This intermediate level course,  co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section and the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 3.25 CLE credits. 

    The general admission fee is $165, section members pay $145, and Michigan new lawyers pay $95.  ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.

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    First Annual No-Fault Summit, Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This basic/intermediate/advanced level course offers 8.75 CLE credits. 

    The general admission fee is $395, Michigan new lawyers pay $195, and ICLE partners pay $345.

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    Homeward Bound 2013-2014: Appraisals in Real Estate Transactions & Litigation, Thursday, May 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This basic/intermediate level course,  co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 2.75 CLE credits. 

    The general admission fee is $95, section members pay $85, and Michigan new lawyers pay $45.  ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.

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    Criminal Law Update 2014, Tuesday, May 6, from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. via webcast. To find out CLE credits for this intermediate level course, contact the ICLE. 

    The general admission fee is $95 and Michigan new lawyers pay $45. ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details. 

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    Marketing Your Practice 2014, Tuesday, May 6, from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. via webcast. To find out CLE credits for this basic/intermediate level course, contact the ICLE. 

    The general admission fee is $95 and Michigan new lawyers pay $45. ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details. 

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    Commercial Real Property Update, Wednesday, May 7, from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. via webcast. To find out CLE credits for this intermediate level course, contact the ICLE. 

    The general admission fee is $95 and Michigan new lawyers pay $45. ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details. 

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    Quiet Title Actions: Best Practices, Wednesday, May 7, from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. via webcast. To find out CLE credits for this basic level course, contact the ICLE. 

    The general admission fee is $95 and Michigan new lawyers pay $45. ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details. 

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    Litigating a Trust Contest: A Hands-On Approach to Strategy, Wednesday, May 7, 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme.  This advanced level course,  co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 3.25 CLE credits. 

    The general admission fee is $245, section members pay $215, and ICLE partners pay $215.

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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. Fax reservations can be made to (877) 229-4351.

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

     

  2. April 17 Mark the Date

     Wayne County Family Law Mentoring Round Table
    April 18
    The Wayne County Family Law Bar Association presents the Wayne County Family Law Mentoring Round Table staring at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at The Bistro at One Detroit Center, 500 Woodward Avenue across from Third Circuit Court in downtown Detroit. Those new to the practice of family law and seasoned practitioners willing to share their experience are welcome to a lively lunchtime chat, brown-bag style. Contact Friend of the Court Attorney Anita Scott-Meisel at 313-224-4116 for more information.

     

    WLAM Wayne Region Book Discussion
    April 22

    WLAM Wayne Region’s Book Discussion of “Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-down World” by Lisa Bloom, will be held Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. at Abbott Nicholson, P.C., 300 River Place, Suite 3000, Detroit.Love it or hate it, Bloom’s “Think….” promises to provide the launch pad for a great discussion. Everyone is welcome to an evening of relaxing, provocative conversation and refreshments. RSVP by April 18 to Sarah Harwood at  slharwood@abbottnicholson.com. Raman Buttar and Sarah Harwood co-chair the event.

    USPTO Public Roundtable
    April 24

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will hold a public roundtable at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills Campus, on April 24, 2014, to discuss the new post-grant patent review procedures under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The roundtable is free and open to the public and will be held Thursday, April 24, from 1-5 p.m. at 2630 Featherstone Road in Auburn Hills. Cooley Professor David C. Berry, director of the Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law, notes the roundtable, one of eight held across the country, is particularly important to the public. The roundtable program will feature USPTO administrators, several Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) judges and practitioners currently involved in Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings. The PTAB is seeking feedback about trial procedures and will provide an opportunity at the session for public input. Following the program, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host a reception at the Cooley from 5-7 p.m.

     

    DMBA Barristers’ Spring Bash
    April 24

    Join the DMBA Barristers for their annual Spring Bash on the “Streets of Old Detroit” on Thursday, April 24, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit. This special event features an evening of fun and networking inside one of Detroit’s most unique venues. The evening will feature live jazz by the Nicole New Trio, hors d’oeuvres, an open beer and wine bar, and lots of great conversation. Proceeds from the event will support the Barristers’ Section’s School Partnership Program, as well as their other charitable. A number of sponsorship opportunities are available, and donations are also being accepted for a special “fishbowl” raffle to be held the night of the event. Registration price is $40 and the door price is $45. Contact Mitzy Sharp-Futro at 313-961-6120 x201 or msharpfutro@detroitlawyer.org for more information.

    Wayne County Child Support Help Program
    April 26

    The Wayne County Child Support Help Program on Saturday, April 26, from 1-4 p.m. at the Detroit Main Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue. Participants will have an opportunity for a brief legal consultation, learn how to check their child support account on line, and meet with representatives from Wayne County Head Start, Jewish Vocational Services and Wayne County Friend of the Court. The event is sponsored by WCCCD, Legal Aid and Defender Association and the William Booth Legal Clinic. For more information, contact the School of Continuing Education at 313-496-2704.

    FBA Veterans Treatment Court
    April 29

    The Federal Bar Association Chapter’s Federal Disability Benefits Committee will be presenting a seminar on Veterans’ Treatment Courts (VTCs) on Tuesday, April 29, from 1:30 - 4 p.m. in Room 115 of the Levin Courthouse in downtown Detroit. VTCs are designed to assist military veterans who have become involved in the criminal justice system using a team approach that attempts to get beyond the legal problems to address the underlying physical, psychological and substance abuse issues that may have resulted in criminal conduct. This cutting edge seminar will proved a “lessons learned” approach, and will feature speakers who have become experts on VTCs, including Macomb County Circuit Judge Mark Switalski and 41B District Judge Carrie. Also slated to speak are Manette Colling and Tracy Galliday-Champagne, Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinators from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Gail Pamukov-Miller, Past President of the Macomb County Bar Association and John E. Walus. RSVP to John E. Walus, jewalus@aol.com or 248-357-7013.

    WLAM Wayne Region Annual Lunch
    May 14

    Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Wayne Region: Annual Lunch will be held Wednesday, May 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the Double Tree - Fort Shelby Hotel at 525 W. Lafayette in Detroit. Also featuring a panel discussion on cybersecurity and how it affects us all. Barbara McQuade, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, returns as a featured panelist. For more information on registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact Elizabeth Jolliffe at elizabeth@yourbenchmarkcoach.com.

    Wayne Law Golf Outing
    June 2

    Wayne Law faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to play in the 2014 Wayne Law Golf Outing. This event brings together alumni and friends of the Law School and funds an endowed scholarship to retain the best and brightest students. The event will be Monday, June 2, at the Country Club of Detroit, 220 Country Club Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. Registration begins at 11 a.m., lunch at noon and a shotgun start commences at 1 p.m. Cocktail reception and food immediately follow play, including presentation of scholarship to awardee, golfer awards and update from the dean. For more information, or to register, visit law.wayne.edu/golf. If you have any specific questions about the event, contact Matt Cunningham at 313-577-0749 or mc10@wayne.edu. 

    To include your event in “Mark the Date,” email bcox@legalnews.com.