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John?S. Beagle Scholarship announced

Applications are being accepted for the John S. Beagle Scholarship established by the Genesee County Bar Foundation to assist students from Genesee County, Michigan with financial support while in their second or third level of law school. It is through the generosity of the late John S. Beagle and his family that the scholarship has been established.

John S. Beagle was a distinguished member of the Genesee County Bar Foundation and Genesee County Bar Association. He was affectionately known as "Legal Beagle," a man of irreproachable character and good will who had a passion for justice. He was also a man who recognized the struggles of those less fortunate and thought that economics should not be a barrier to attending law school. Those fortunate enough to be the recipient of a John S. Beagle Scholarship will never have the opportunity to know this eminent attorney, but his memory will be embraced by those he helped.

A minimum scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded. The application deadline is May 1, 2016. For those interested in learning more about the Genesee County Bar Foundation and the John S. Beagle Scholarship, information can be found at http://www.gcbalaw.org/page.cfm?pageid=66 or by calling the Foundation at (810) 232-6000.


OCBA presents seminar on Spotting Real Estate Issues in Divorce Proceedings

Deciding to end a marriage is never a simple decision.  Determining how to divide up the family property is no easier.  The Oakland County Bar Association Family Law and Real Estate Law Committees will explain the real estate issues involved in any divorce during the seminar “A House Divided” on April 28, 2016 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Oakland County Bar Association Offices.

This seminar will cover common issues in divorce proceedings including who retains ownership of real property after the divorce, the effect of various legal instruments designed to transfer property interests, and the constitutionality of current proposed state legislation regarding dower.  Presenters will discuss the pitfalls to avoid, and how to ensure each client will be in the best possible financial situation at the end of the case.  Presenters include attorney Lisa D. Stern, of Hertz Schram and the Law Offices of Lisa Stern; Dion Roddy, Esq. of Bowyer and Midtgard PC; and Tobias Lipsky, General Counsel at Schneiderman & Sherman PC.

Ms. Stern’s practice focuses on all aspects of family law and the complex issues regarding valuation and division of assets including large marital estates.  Mr. Roddy also practices family law, focusing on all real estate issues including dower.  As General Counsel for Schneiderman & Sherman, PC Tobias Lipski closely tracks Michigan law regarding the transfer of property during divorce.

Pre-registration for this seminar is encouraged, as seating is limited.  The pre-registration fee is $20 for OCBA members, $10 OCBA New Lawyers (P73649+) and $40 for all non-members.  Registration fees at the door will be $40 for OCBA members and $50 for all non-members.  Attendees can sign-up online at www.ocba.org/events or by sending a check made payable to the Oakland County Bar Association at the address below.

The Oakland County Bar Association is located at 1760 S. Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302.

The Oakland County Bar Association was founded in 1934 and has a long history of service to the legal profession and to the community. With more than 3,000 members, the mission of the Oakland County Bar Association is to serve the professional needs of our members, improve the justice system and ensure the delivery of quality legal services to the public.


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