October 2015
  1. October 9 Coming Events


    Oct. 15:?Joint Meeting - Real Property and Environmental Sections, Grand Rapids Bar, 12 noon, University Club, 111 Lyon NW, Grand Rapids. Presenters Peter Bosanic, Michael Kulka and Shawn Shadley, “A Season of Change - New ASTM Standards, UST Funds, and Brownfield Incentives.” PM Environmental will explain how changes to the ASTM 1527-13 Standard will affect Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments, including new terminology and vapor intrusion. Other topics will include details on Michigan's new Underground Storage Tank cleanup fund, going into effect Oct. 1 and an update on available brownfield incentives. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. To register visit and click on the calendar. Section meetings are open to Grand Rapids Bar members only. For more information, contact GRBA?staff at 616-454-5550

    Oct. 23 Bankruptcy Best Practices Seminar 2015,  9 a.m.-12 noon, GVSU?Eberhard Center, downtown Grand Rapids.  The U.S. Trustee for the Western District of MI and the Chapter 13 Trustees present this free seminar to benefit the Bar of the Western District of Michigan. Intended audience: all attorneys who practice bankruptcy law in the Western District. Legal support staff welcome if accompanied by their supervising attorney. The goal is to help attendees improve their practice before the Bankruptcy Court and at Meetings of Creditors. Issues in both Chapters 13 and 7 will be covered. There will also be an Oct. 20 session in Lansing. Free; you must pre-register. Questions? Call 616-456-2002, ext. 128, or email

    Nov. 4: WMU-Cooley Law School Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Reception, 5 p.m. (meeting), 5:45  wine and cheese reception. Graduates are invited to attend the meeting and networking reception in the 10th floor board room, Cooley Center, 300 S. Capitol, downtown Lansing. Hear who has won this year’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award, get up-to-date on nationwide alumni events and other business, catch up with other members across
    the country on videocast, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Parking available on the street and in the parking ramp next to the center. RSVP by Oct. 30 to, at (800) 243-ALUM, or online at