Feb.3-7: Grand Rapids Bar Association Destination CLE, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Practicing Law in the 21st Century. Hard Rock Hotel, Boulevard Turístico del Este, Km.28No.74,?Macao, Dominican Republic. The Grand Rapids Bar Association presents its second annual Destination CLE, intended to allow GRBA members to connect, learn, and discover the art of practicing law in West Michigan. Sessions include Courtroom Practice, Social Media, Criminal Law, Negotiations, Ethics, and ?Judge Panel Discussion. Rates start at $3301,00 and include all meals and spirits, $750 in limitless resort credits to be used for golf, spa, tours, etc. Conference cost is $200. For more information call GRBA staff 616-454-5550 ext. 101.
March 9: MDTC First Annual Legal Excellence Awards 2017, Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward ave., Detroit, 6-9 p.m. The Night will include Presentations of the Excellence in Defense Award, the Judicial Award, and the Young Lawyer Golden Gavel Award. MDTC is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. As the State's premier organization of civil litigators, the impact of MDTC Members is felt through its Amicus Briefs, often filed by express invitation of the Supreme Court, through its far reaching and well respected Quarterly publication and through its timely and well received seminars. Strolling Dinner and Reception begin at 6 p.m. The cost is $85 per person/$170 per couple. Register online at mdtcAwards.eventbrite.com. Judges and their guests attend compliments of MDTC.