February 2018
  1. February 23 Coming Events

    March 7-10: ABA Techshow 2018, Hyatt Regency Chicago. ABA TECHSHOW has over 30 years of experience bringing lawyers and technology together. Legal work today is dependent on technology to manage day to day activities, to practice more competently, and to service clients more effectively. ABA TECHSHOW teaches you how technology can work for you. Through the expansive Expo Hall, CLEs, presentations, and workshops, you will be able to get your questions answered and learn from the top legal professionals and tech innovators, all under one roof, regardless of your expertise level. As a member of State Bar of Michigan, you can register for ABA TECHSHOW 2018 at a special reduced rate. This discount only applies to registrants who qualify for the Standard registration. For more information visit

    March 8: MDTC Legal Excellence Awards, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Gem Theatre, 333 Madison Avenue, Detroit. The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel will present a variety of awards, including the Excellence in Defense Award to Smith Haughey’s Patrick F. Geary, and the introduction of the MDTC John P. Jacobs Appellate Advocacy Award to John P. Jacobs himself. Register/find out more at

    March 14: Boot Camp: Everything They Don’t Teach You in Law School (That You Really Need to Know), 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., WMU-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 111 Commerce Ave. S.W., Grand Rapids. This is a free event, designed to offer pointers to those who hope to become engaged in the practice of law, as well as new attorneys, already practicing. Sign up today by going to and finding the event in the calendar. For more information, contact the Grand Rapids Bar Association’s Kenny Williams-Buck, or 616-454-5550 ext. 109