Calendar

October 2014
  1. October 30 ICLE Calendar

    Tax Law Series: State Tax Controversies, Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. via webcast. To find out CLE credits for this intermediate level course co-sponsored by the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, contact the ICLE. 

    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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    Ethics Update 2014, Thursday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate level course offers 2.75 CLE credits. 

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

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    Homeward Bound 2014-2015:?Energy - Michigan’s New Era, Thursday, Nov. 6, 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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    Fundamentals of Personal and Business Tax Returns, Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace Diamond Center in Novi. 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 $195, section members pay $165, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, and ICLE partners pay $165.

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    13th Annual Family Law Institute, Thursday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace Diamond Center in Novi. This basic/intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Michigan Judicial Institute, offers 8.75 CLE credits. 

    The general admission fee is $395, section members pay $365, Michigan new lawyers pay $195, and ICLE partners pay $345.

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    Experts in Estate Planning: Estate and Distribution Planning for Retirement Benefits, Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate/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 $195, section members pay $165, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, and ICLE partners pay $165.

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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. October 30 Mark the Date

    Criminal Advocacy Program seminar
    Oct. 31
    “What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Compass.” Moderator: Marla McCowan. Speakers: Jacquelin McCann. The Criminal Advocacy Program (CAP) seminars are back. This year, the seminars will take place in the 13th floor auditorium of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (CAYMC), with a  new start time of 12:30 p.m. Attorneys must be on time and remain in attendance until the seminar ends at 2 p.m. in order to receive credit. This year’s topics are sure to provide helpful tips, strategies, and updates from the newly licensed attorney to the very experienced. 

     

    DMBA Foundation Dennis W. Archer Award dinner
    Nov. 6

    Each year, the DMBA Foundation presents the Archer Award to an outstanding member of the legal profession who has established a career dedicated to the betterment of both our profession and our community. This year’s honoree is Congressman John D. Dingell, Jr. Congressman Dingell is the longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, having enjoyed the longest uninterrupted Congressional tenure in our nation’s history. He is one of two World War II veterans serving in Congress, the current and longest-serving Dean of the House, and Dean of Michigan’s congressional delegation. Join the DMBA Foundation from 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Detroit Mercantile Company 3434 Russell St. Detroit, MI 48207  as it enjoys the hospitality and unique historic ambience of Detroit’s Eastern Market and the Detroit Mercantile Company. The evening will include a strolling supper with full bar and a chance to explore the Mercantile’s antique and vintage memorabilia from around the city and state. Registration is $125 per person, and proceeds benefit the DMBA Foundation’s Access to Justice and public service programs. For more information, contact Lorraine Weber at lweber@detroitlawyer.org or 313-961-6120 x201.

     

    Jewish Bar Association to hold seminar
    Nov. 6

    The Jewish Bar Association of Michigan (JBAM) will conduct a seminar titled “2014 Legal Update: What Every Good Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know” at the Bloomfield Township Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The program is designed to enlighten and educate attorneys, paralegals, and others so that they can be informed as to recent changes in real estate laws and procedures. The Bloomfield Township Public Library is located at 1099 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Hills. Registration is free to all JBAM members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited. A free lunch will be provided from 1 to 1:30 p.m. To register, contact Keith Sirlin at 248-682-6890 or sirlinawman@aol.com.

     

    Wayne Law Recent Grads Reunion - Classes 2010-14
    Nov. 7

    Wayne Law classes of 2010-2014 alumni, family, and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend a gathering to celebrate, reconnect, and get involved on Friday, Nov. 7, from 7 - 11 p.m. at the Park Bar/Bucharest at 2040 Park Ave., Detroit. Cost is $40 per person and includes dinner, 2 drink tickets, and entertainment. To attend, register online or call the Office of Special Events and Services at 313-577-0300. For more information about this event, contact Brandy Dona at 313-577-6199 or bdona@wayne.edu.

     

    Butzel Long holds 27th Annual Labor, Employment and Immigration Law Forum
    Nov. 7

    Butzel Long will offer it’s 27th Annual Labor, Employment, and Immigration Law Forum on Friday, Nov. 7, at The Dearborn Inn at 20301 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn.  The Butzel Long half-day seminar begins with registration at 7:15 a.m. The conference runs from 8:10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $175 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials. The Certification Institute (HRCI) has pre-approved this event for 3.5 credit hours (general).  Register online at www.butzel.com/labor2014. For inquiries, contact Charmese Wilson at 313-983-6904 or email at wilsonc@butzel.com.

     

    MDTC to host 2014 Annual Winter Meeting
    Nov. 7

    The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) will host its 2014 Winter Meeting on Friday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd.  This year’s meeting is titled “Preparing for Battle: Litigation Strategies and Tools.”  Cost for the meeting is $210 for MDTC members, $235 for non-members, $75 for luncheon only, and $285 for a new member special (cost of meeting and one year of membership). To register, visit www.mdtc.org and click on “events.”

     

    SBM to host A (Habeas) Chorus Line networking event
    Nov. 8

    The State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section will host A (Habeas) Chorus Line networking event that begins with a networking reception with beverages, pizza and appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Clark Hill, located at 151 South Old Woodward Ave., Suite 200, in Birmingham. The event will then move at 7:30 p.m. to Berkley High School, located at 2325 Catalpa Drive in Berkley, where the musical parody troupe, A (Habeas) Chorus Line, a group composed almost entirely of attorneys, will perform. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information about the networking event, contact the section administrator at businesslaw@mi.rr.com or 248-953-9022. Register for A (Habeas) Chorus Line.

     

    Bodman to host employment law seminar
    Nov. 10

    Bodman PLC’s Workplace Law Group attorneys will host a seminar titled “Is Your Workplace Prepared for Increased Government Scrutiny?” on Monday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Schoolcraft College’s VisTaTech Center in Livonia. The event is free and open to all business owners, HR officers, or other professionals with an interest in recent developments in workplace law. Bodman attorneys Aaron Graves, Christopher Mazzoli, David Malinowksi, Karen Piper, Maureen Rouse-Ayoub, Charles Russman, and Donald Scharg will discuss legal issues related to the Affordable Care Act and other topics impacting employers.  Attorneys will discuss recent changes in the law and provide practical recommendations for meeting increased government scrutiny in the workplace. The program will include a guest speaker from N1Discovery, a leader in the field of digital forensics, e-discovery, and information technology security consulting.  N1Discovery’s speaker will address the latest trends in technology and social media and their potential impact on employers. Advance registration is required.  For more information or to register, log on to http://www.bodmanlaw.com//Publications/misc%20PDFs/WP%20Seminar%20Nov2014.pdf 

     

    Criminal Advocacy Program seminar
    Nov. 14

    “Criminal Sentencing Update.” Moderator: Dawn VanHoek. Speakers: Ann Yantus. The Criminal Advocacy Program (CAP) seminars are back. This year, the seminars will take place in the 13th floor auditorium of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (CAYMC), with a  new start time of 12:30 p.m. Attorneys must be on time and remain in attendance until the seminar ends at 2 p.m. in order to receive credit. This year’s topics are sure to provide helpful tips, strategies, and updates from the newly licensed attorney to the very experienced.

     

    Criminal Advocacy Program seminar
    Nov. 21

    “Michigan Case Law Update.” Moderator: Sam Churikian. Speakers: Ron Bretz. The Criminal Advocacy Program (CAP) seminars are back. This year, the seminars will take place in the 13th floor auditorium of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (CAYMC), with a  new start time of 12:30 p.m. Attorneys must be on time and remain in attendance until the seminar ends at 2 p.m. in order to receive credit. This year’s topics are sure to provide helpful tips, strategies, and updates from the newly licensed attorney to the very experienced.  

     

    Criminal Advocacy Program seminar
    Dec. 5

    “U.S. Supreme Court Update.” Moderator: Susan Reed. The Criminal Advocacy Program (CAP) seminars are back. This year, the seminars will take place in the 13th floor auditorium of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (CAYMC), with a  new start time of 12:30 p.m. Attorneys must be on time and remain in attendance until the seminar ends at 2 p.m. in order to receive credit. This year’s topics are sure to provide helpful tips, strategies, and updates from the newly licensed attorney to the very experienced. 

     

    2014 FBA New Lawyers Seminar
    Dec. 9-10

    The Federal Bar Association will offer on Dec. 9 its annual Seminar for New Lawyers, a “nuts and bolts” how-to-do-it approach to practice in federal and state courts which is co-sponsored by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The seminar, at the Theodore Levin Courthouse in Detroit, is designed to assist recent law graduates in understanding the fundamental procedures followed in local courts. The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and presentations on federal courts. The program continues on Dec. 10 with state court practice. Reservation checks should be made payable to the FBA E.D. Mich., and mailed to New Lawyers Seminar c/o FBA Executive Director, PO Box 20759, Ferndale MI 48220.  If you have any questions, email the FBA at fbamich@fbamich.org or call Brian Figot at 248-594-5950.  

     

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