May 2017
  1. May 24 Coming Events

    June 3: State Bar of Michigan Prisons and Corrections Section presents “Electronic Monitoring: From Pretrial to Parole,” 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., State Bar of Michigan, State Bar of Michigan, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing. A variety of speakers will address various aspects of electronic monitoring, including a discussion of such monitoring as an alternative to incarceration featuring the author of Electronic Monitoring is Not the Answer, James Kilgore of the Center for African Studies, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and others topics by several speakers from the Michigan and county departments of correction. To register, visit and click on Section Events, then on the event.

    June 5: Grand Rapids Bar Association Spring Bar Admissions Ceremony, 3:30 p.m., Kent County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, 180 Ottawa Ave. N.W., Grand Rapids. For more information call 616-454-5550 or visit

     June 8: Grand Rapids Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Spring Happy Hour, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., at Barnes & Thornburg, 171 Monroe Ave. N.W., Suite 1000, Grand Rapids. The GRBA Labor and Employment Section is pleased to invite you to the Spring Happy Hour, which will be co-sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan Labor & Employment Section. The special guest for the event, will be Dan Sims, the new Federal Mediator.. Section meetings are open to Grand Rapids Bar Association members only. For more information: Kenny Williams-Buck, kenneth@ or 616-454-5550 ext. 109; to register, visit and click on the event in the calendar at the bottom of the home page.

    June 23-24: MDTC Annual Meeting and Conference, Shanty Creek Resorts, 5780 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615 - “Pains, Claims and Automobiles: The Future of Auto Law and the Defense Bar.” The Friday session is 1:00-5:15 p.m. and Saturday runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with optional golf tournament or Funb/Run/Walk/Talk to follow. Saturday’s panel on Effective Facilitation and Arbitration will be moderated by Bill Jack of Smith Haughey and features Bruce Neckers of Rhoades McKee, among others. To download a registration form, visit files.constantcontact.