July 2016
  1. July 1 Coming Events

    July 14: Grand Rapids Bar Association Welcome Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Derby Station, 2237 Wealthy St S.E., East Grand Rapids. Enjoy a pint or a cocktail and join the GRBA in welcoming new members. For more information, contact Debbie Kurtz, or 616-454-5550 ext. 101. To register, visit

    July 22-24: SBM Litigation Section Summer Conference, “Trial Evidence: Artistry & Advocacy in the Courtroom,” Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville.  All-day presentations Saturday by Thomas A. Mauet, Milton O. Riepe professor of law and director of Trial Advocacy at University of Arizona College of Law, who has contributed to eight books on the legacy of litigation training here and abroad. Mauet was Howrey Professor of Trial Advocacy, George Washington University Law Center and a faculty member of the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop. Attendees may meet Mauet at a reception Friday evening.  Register by July 18. $165 section members, $195 non-members. For more visit

    Aug. 18: Grand Rapids Bar Association ad Young Lawyers Section 2016 Golf Outing, 1:00 p.m. shotgun start, Thornapple Pointe Golf Course 7211 48th St. S.E., Grand Rapids.  Join us for this 18-hole, 4-person scramble. Teams compete in either a Firm or Mixed division. Cost $125/person, $500/team. Includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner, and box lunch. Dinner and awards to follow (must be present to win). Cash bar available at the 19th hole. For more information contact Debbie Kurtz, or 616-454-5550. To registers, visit