Michigan Defense Trial Counsel to conduct 2021 Winter Meeting in Novi

The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) will conduct its 2021 Winter Meeting titled “Why Should I Hire you? How Building a Personal Brand Drives Business Development” on Friday, November 5, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Detroit Novi, 21111 Haggerty Road in Novi.

The schedule will include:

• 8 to 9 a.m.—Why Should I Hire You?, with keynote speaker Jim Staples of Jim Staples Consulting LLC

• 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.—Commercial-Law Update, with Carina Kraatz of Kitch Attorneys & Counselors

• 9:45 to 10:15 a.m.—No-Fault Update, with Kyle Smith of Collins, Einhorn, Farrell PC

• 10:30 to 11 a.m.—Employment Law Update, with Nick Huguelet of Nemeth Law PC

• 11 a.m. to noon—The Art and Value of Persuasion in ADR: Trials and Tribulations for Litigators, Mediators, and Judiciary, with Stephen Foucrier of Willingham Cotè, Patricia Nemeth of Nemeth Law PC, Ingham County Circuit
Court Judge James S. Jamo, Irene Hathaway of Bruce Hathaway PLLC, and moderator Robert Riley of Riley & Hurley PC

• Noon to 1 p.m.—Lunch/Luncheon Presentation - MDTC/MAJ Respected Advocate Award, recognizing MAJ recipient Michelle Crockett of Miller, Canfield, Paddock, & Stone PLC; and MDTC recipient Jabran G. Yasso of Sommers Schwartz PC

• 1 to 2 p.m.—Ethical Issues in the Business of Law, with Michael Goetz of the Michigan Attorney Grievance Administration

• 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.—The Business Side of the Law: Building Success Beyond the Courtroom, with Richard Joppich of The Kitch Firm; Michael Sullivan of Collins, Einhorn, Farrell PC; Fred Fresard with Klein, Thomas, & Lee LLC; and moderator Randy Juip of Foley, Baron, Metzger, & Juip PLLC

The cost is $235 for MDTC member, $335 for non-members,  $75 for lunch-only, and a new member special of $285 which includes the cost of meeting and one year of membership.  The registration fee includes program, lunch, and breaks.  To register, visit www.mdtc.org/mdtc-winter-meeting.

Payment must be received on or before the date of the event.  Cancellations must be received in writing 72 hours in advance of the event for a refund less $5 administrative fee.  Anyone with questions may contact Madelyne Lawry at 517-627-3745.


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