Calendar

June 2017
  1. June 26 Mark the Date

    FBA Bench/Bar Social Golf Outing
    June 26

    Save the new date for the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Bench/Bar Social Golf Outing at Forest Lake Country Club, 1401 Club Dr. in Bloomfield Hills. This event features unique and extensive interaction with the Federal Bench. The golf begins with a 12 p.m. shotgun start and a box lunch is included; cocktails at 5 p.m. Cost for the golf event is $200 per golfer and $750 per foursome; and dinner only is $75. If registering for a golf foursome, please email Deborah Lemanski at Lemanski@butzel.com and provide the names of each member. Register online at https://fbamich.org/.

    Wayne Law presents Information
    Democracy: Legal Research
    June 27

    The Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights presents “Information Democracy: Community Investigation and Research Trainings.” The fifth of eight workshops will cover Legal Research from 6-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 at the Wayne State University Library in Detroit. Attendees will learn basic skills for navigating law libraries, such as how to look up cases and legal precedents. The workshops are free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Levy at (313) 577-2980 or online at kate.levy@wayne. edu.

    ACC Michigan presents
    The Second City
    June 28

    Join ACC MI at their summer social from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 at Stagecrafters, The Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette Ave. in Royal Oak. Meet fellow in-house counsel for drinks and appetizers at 5:30. Sponsored by Clark Hill, a performance by The Second City will begin at 6:30. Members can bring an in-house counsel guest for free by using promo code ACCGUEST1. Register at http://www.acc.com/chap ters/mich/

    Federal Bar Association
    presents Labor & Technology:
    Whose Data is it Anyway?
    June 30

    The FBA will sponsor “Whose Data is it Anyway?  The Role of Personal Data Infrastructure in Company Legal Matters” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 30 at the Theodore Levin Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette in Detroit. The event has been rescheduled for a lunchtime seminar (lunch is included) and will feature a discussion led by Judge Stafford and other panelists. Cost is $25 for FBA members and $30 for non-members. To register, visit fbamich. org. For more information, contact Megan McKnight at mmcknight@plun kettcooney.com.

    Wayne Law presents Information
    Democracy: Legislative Processes
    July 11

    The Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights presents “Information Democracy: Community Investigation and Research Trainings.” The sixth of eight workshops will cover Legislative Processes from 6-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 at the Damon J. Keith Law Collection #2242, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. Attendees will explore how State Legislative processes work to become a more effective community organizer or researcher. The workshops are free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Levy at (313) 577-2980 or online at kate.levy@wayne.edu.

    Representing a Medical Practice:
    Unique Issues and Challenges
    in an Evolving Industry
    July 12

    Join the SBM Small Business Forum of the Business Law Section for a program specialized in representing a medical practice from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12. It will be held at Columbia Center, 201 West Big Beaver Road in Troy. Registration, food and drinks start at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6 p.m. Mark Rossman, Rossman Saxe PC will cover basic issues including S Corp v. PLLC; basic compensation models, e.g. equal v. productivity-based; issues in connection with bringing in a new shareholder; and issues in connection with the retirement or separation of a shareholder. Randi Hermiz, Law Office of Randi Hermiz, PLC, will discuss ancillary ventures, e.g. participation in medical office building, lab, imaging, etc.; and Stark, anti-kickback. John Anderson, Giarmarco, Mullins and Horton, PC, will tackle Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the Merit Based Incentive Program (MIPS). Cost for the event is $25. Register online at http://e.michbar.org or by mailing the form found online with your check to State Bar of Michigan, Attn: Seminar Registration, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48933. Registration deadline is July 7.

    Wayne Law presents
    Information Democracy:
    Unpacking Public Finances
    July 18

    The Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights presents “Information Democracy: Community Investigation and Research Trainings.” The seventh of eight workshops will cover Unpacking Public Finances from 6-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 at the Damon J. Keith Law Collection #2242, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. Attendees will gain insight into the state budget process and how state and local operations are funded. Tax abatements, TIFF financing and legislative appropriations will also be covered. The workshops are free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Levy at (313) 577-2980 or online at kate.levy@wayne.edu.

    Labor Law Section: Wines of Summer –
    A Networking Event
    July 19

    Join the SBM Labor Law Section for a networking and wine tasting event on Wednesday, July 19 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Ave. in Detroit. Cost for the event is $65. Register online at http://e.michbar.org or by mailing the form found online with your check to State Bar of Michigan, Attn: Seminar Registration, Michael Franck Building, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48933. Registration deadline is July 14 (limited on-site registration will be available with check or money order only). For more information contact Andrey Tomkiw at (248) 647-6000 or andrey.tomkiw@dinsmore.com.

    2017 Summer Bench-Bar Conference
    July 21

    Join the Detroit Bar Association and the Civil Judges of the Third Circuit Court for the 2017 Summer Bench-Bar Conference from 12-3 p.m. Friday, July 21 at the CAYMC Auditorium, 2 Woodward Avenue, 13th Floor (“City Side”) in Detroit. Lunch will be served from 12:15-1:30 p.m. and the program immediately follows. The agenda includes: Court provided discovery mediators during Friday motion calls; Expansion of $25K mediation pilot program to all civil courts; and Covenant and related developments. Provide input and share ideas as representatives of the Plaintiffs’ and Defendants’ bars discuss the Covenant decision with the judges of the Third Circuit Court’s Civil Division. The cost is $20 for attorney members of Detroit Bar Association and $25 for non-member attorneys. Judicial officers and law students may attend free if they pre-register. Pre-register at https://www. detroitlawyer.org

    Young Lawyers Section:
    Practice Essentials for New Lawyers
    July 22

    The Young Lawyers Section will host its “So You Have Your P Number, Now What?: Practice Essentials for New Lawyers” seminar from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 at The Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel in Novi. This dynamic, intensive half-day training seminar is designed especially for new lawyers and will feature the following topics: The Judicial Perspective on Motion Practice and Courtroom Etiquette; Practice Tips from Experienced Lawyers; Building and Financing the Modern Solo Practice; Free and Low Cost Practice Resources; Tips on Avoiding Grievances and Malpractice; Work-Life Balance and Stress Management; Managing Your Law School Debt and Money in General; Using Social Media in Your Job Search and in Your Career; A to Z of Starting a Case; Clients 101 (Intake, Consultations, Screenings, Retainers Agreements, & Collecting Fees); and Launching Your Career with Assistance from the State Bar of Michigan. Law students and law graduates welcome. Resume and cover letter review available and free professional headshots offered. There is no cost to attend, but registration is encouraged as space is limited. RSVP by Friday, July 14 to Shenique A. Moss at sheniquemoss@gmail.com

    FBA Bench/Bar Social Golf Outing
    June 26

    Save the new date for the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Bench/Bar Social Golf Outing at Forest Lake Country Club, 1401 Club Dr. in Bloomfield Hills. This event features unique and extensive interaction with the Federal Bench. The golf begins with a 12 p.m. shotgun start and a box lunch is included; cocktails at 5 p.m. Cost for the golf event is $200 per golfer and $750 per foursome; and dinner only is $75. If registering for a golf foursome, please email Deborah Lemanski at Lemanski@butzel.com and provide the names of each member. Register online at https://fbamich.org/.

    Wayne Law presents Information
    Democracy: Legal Research
    June 27

    The Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights presents “Information Democracy: Community Investigation and Research Trainings.” The fifth of eight workshops will cover Legal Research from 6-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 at the Wayne State University Library in Detroit. Attendees will learn basic skills for navigating law libraries, such as how to look up cases and legal precedents. The workshops are free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Levy at (313) 577-2980 or online at kate.levy@wayne. edu.

    ACC Michigan presents
    The Second City
    June 28

    Join ACC MI at their summer social from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 at Stagecrafters, The Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette Ave. in Royal Oak. Meet fellow in-house counsel for drinks and appetizers at 5:30. Sponsored by Clark Hill, a performance by The Second City will begin at 6:30. Members can bring an in-house counsel guest for free by using promo code ACCGUEST1. Register at http://www.acc.com/chap ters/mich/

    Federal Bar Association
    presents Labor & Technology:
    Whose Data is it Anyway?
    June 30

    The FBA will sponsor “Whose Data is it Anyway?  The Role of Personal Data Infrastructure in Company Legal Matters” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 30 at the Theodore Levin Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette in Detroit. The event has been rescheduled for a lunchtime seminar (lunch is included) and will feature a discussion led by Judge Stafford and other panelists. Cost is $25 for FBA members and $30 for non-members. To register, visit fbamich. org. For more information, contact Megan McKnight at mmcknight@plun kettcooney.com.

    Wayne Law presents Information
    Democracy: Legislative Processes
    July 11

    The Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights presents “Information Democracy: Community Investigation and Research Trainings.” The sixth of eight workshops will cover Legislative Processes from 6-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 at the Damon J. Keith Law Collection #2242, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. Attendees will explore how State Legislative processes work to become a more effective community organizer or researcher. The workshops are free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Levy at (313) 577-2980 or online at kate.levy@wayne.edu.

    Representing a Medical Practice:
    Unique Issues and Challenges
    in an Evolving Industry
    July 12

    Join the SBM Small Business Forum of the Business Law Section for a program specialized in representing a medical practice from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12. It will be held at Columbia Center, 201 West Big Beaver Road in Troy. Registration, food and drinks start at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6 p.m. Mark Rossman, Rossman Saxe PC will cover basic issues including S Corp v. PLLC; basic compensation models, e.g. equal v. productivity-based; issues in connection with bringing in a new shareholder; and issues in connection with the retirement or separation of a shareholder. Randi Hermiz, Law Office of Randi Hermiz, PLC, will discuss ancillary ventures, e.g. participation in medical office building, lab, imaging, etc.; and Stark, anti-kickback. John Anderson, Giarmarco, Mullins and Horton, PC, will tackle Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the Merit Based Incentive Program (MIPS). Cost for the event is $25. Register online at http://e.michbar.org or by mailing the form found online with your check to State Bar of Michigan, Attn: Seminar Registration, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48933. Registration deadline is July 7.

    Wayne Law presents
    Information Democracy:
    Unpacking Public Finances
    July 18

    The Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights presents “Information Democracy: Community Investigation and Research Trainings.” The seventh of eight workshops will cover Unpacking Public Finances from 6-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 at the Damon J. Keith Law Collection #2242, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. Attendees will gain insight into the state budget process and how state and local operations are funded. Tax abatements, TIFF financing and legislative appropriations will also be covered. The workshops are free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Levy at (313) 577-2980 or online at kate.levy@wayne.edu.

    Labor Law Section: Wines of Summer –
    A Networking Event
    July 19

    Join the SBM Labor Law Section for a networking and wine tasting event on Wednesday, July 19 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Ave. in Detroit. Cost for the event is $65. Register online at http://e.michbar.org or by mailing the form found online with your check to State Bar of Michigan, Attn: Seminar Registration, Michael Franck Building, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48933. Registration deadline is July 14 (limited on-site registration will be available with check or money order only). For more information contact Andrey Tomkiw at (248) 647-6000 or andrey.tomkiw@dinsmore.com.

    2017 Summer Bench-Bar Conference
    July 21

    Join the Detroit Bar Association and the Civil Judges of the Third Circuit Court for the 2017 Summer Bench-Bar Conference from 12-3 p.m. Friday, July 21 at the CAYMC Auditorium, 2 Woodward Avenue, 13th Floor (“City Side”) in Detroit. Lunch will be served from 12:15-1:30 p.m. and the program immediately follows. The agenda includes: Court provided discovery mediators during Friday motion calls; Expansion of $25K mediation pilot program to all civil courts; and Covenant and related developments. Provide input and share ideas as representatives of the Plaintiffs’ and Defendants’ bars discuss the Covenant decision with the judges of the Third Circuit Court’s Civil Division. The cost is $20 for attorney members of Detroit Bar Association and $25 for non-member attorneys. Judicial officers and law students may attend free if they pre-register. Pre-register at https://www. detroitlawyer.org

    Young Lawyers Section:
    Practice Essentials for New Lawyers
    July 22

    The Young Lawyers Section will host its “So You Have Your P Number, Now What?: Practice Essentials for New Lawyers” seminar from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 at The Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel in Novi. This dynamic, intensive half-day training seminar is designed especially for new lawyers and will feature the following topics: The Judicial Perspective on Motion Practice and Courtroom Etiquette; Practice Tips from Experienced Lawyers; Building and Financing the Modern Solo Practice; Free and Low Cost Practice Resources; Tips on Avoiding Grievances and Malpractice; Work-Life Balance and Stress Management; Managing Your Law School Debt and Money in General; Using Social Media in Your Job Search and in Your Career; A to Z of Starting a Case; Clients 101 (Intake, Consultations, Screenings, Retainers Agreements, & Collecting Fees); and Launching Your Career with Assistance from the State Bar of Michigan. Law students and law graduates welcome. Resume and cover letter review available and free professional headshots offered. There is no cost to attend, but registration is encouraged as space is limited. RSVP by Friday, July 14 to Shenique A. Moss at sheniquemoss@gmail.com

    Wayne Law presents
    Information Democracy:
    Understanding Financial Documents
    July 25

    The Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights presents “Information Democracy: Community Investigation and Research Trainings.” The last of eight workshops will cover Understanding Financial Documents from 6-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 at the Damon J. Keith Law Collection #2242, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. Attendees will learn skills and terminology to read public financial documents. The workshops are free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Levy at (313) 577-2980 or online at kate.levy@wayne.edu.

    KidSpeak: A Voice in the
    Public Policy Debate
    August 7

    Join the community and Wayne Law from 9 a.m-1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7 in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, Wayne State University Law School, 471 West Palmer in Detroit for this special event. The purpose of KidSpeak is to give young people who are aging out of the foster care system a voice in the public policy debate. They will have the opportunity to speak directly to federal, state and local decision makers about barriers that impede their successful transition from high school to college and employment. There is no cost to attend. Register through TIP Wayne State. For more information about this event, contact Tamarie Willis at (313) 577-8019 or es6136@wayne. edu.

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