Jan. 17: Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) Workers’ Comp/Social Security Seminar, The Westin, Southfield, 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. MAJ’s Annual Workers’ Compensation/Social Security Disability Seminar -- "The 91% Solution: Sherlock Holmes Investigates the Case of the Missing Remedy & Dr. Watson Reminisces about When Workers Could be Socially Secure" -- with co-moderators Robert MacDonald and Lisa Welton. Guidance on the impact of Obamacare, the new administrative rules, and the latest case law; overcoming MCAC bias, developing job search proofs and maximizing attorney fees; the meaning of Lofton and Harder; and other topics, including the new DSM-V. Members: $155/$75; Non-Members: $180. To register, visit https://www.michiganjustice.org/ and click Register Now on the home page.
Jan. 23-24: Business Boot Camp I, 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Inn at St. John's, Plymouth. To register or for more information, visit http://www.michbar.org/business/pdfs/BusinessBootcamp2013.pdf. Cost: $220/individual; $1,000/firm (up to 15 participants). Business practice is varied and complex. Success requires broad knowledge, the right tools, and knowing the right people. Sign up for the award-winning course and earn the ropes from experts including Jeffrey S. Ammon of Miller Johnson and Kaplin S. Jones, Varnum LLP.
Feb. 20: Grand Rapids Bar Association Just Lips Celebrity Lip Sync. Just Lips! The event will be held at the Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. S.E., Grand Rapids. Plans for the biannual event, which raises funds for the Justice Foundation of West Michigan, are underway, with many sponsors already on board, but there is still time to volunteer to participate for all those whose inner rock stars are screaming to get out. Deadline for sponsorship is Jan. 1. Any sponsorships received after that are not guaranteed recognition in GRBA?print materials. For more information, visit www.grbar.org. The site has volunteer, registration and sponsorship application links on its home page.
March 13-15: SBM Real Property Law Section Winter Conference in Las Vegas. The State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section (RPLS) will host its 2014 winter conference, “Making A Smart Gamble: Understanding the Current Landscape of Commercial Real Estate Development in Michigan,” at The Palazzo Resort Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. Topics include: “But the Game’s the Same: How to Ensure You Still Have the Winning Hand,” “Ante Up: Understanding Today's CMBS Market” and “Hedging Your Bets: Understanding the New Title Insurance Landscape in Michigan.” Prior to Jan. 1, fee is $345 for RPLS?section members who are also first-time attendees, $395 for other RPLS members and $475 for non-section members. After Jan. 1 the fees will increase by $75. Members of the Young Lawyers Section can register for $100 both before and after Jan. 1. More information and registration forms are on the SBM website at www.michbar.org/realproperty/winterconf.cfm. For more info, Karen Schwartz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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