Calendar

January 2018
  1. January 16 ICLE Calender

    Handling Property Division and Spousal Support Issues, Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 5.5 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $195, section members pay $175, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, ICLE basic partners pay $175, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.

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    27th Annual Drafting Estate Planning Documents, Thursday, Feb. 15, from 8:55 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 5.5 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $195, section members pay $175, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, ICLE basic partners pay $175, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.

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    Course books, audio CDs, and MP3s for most seminars are available if unable to attend program. Video replays for some programs are also offered. For additional information or to charge reservations to VISA, MasterCard, or Discover, call 877-229-4350. Visit ICLE’s website at www.icle.org.

  2. January 16 Calendar

    January

    16 The Rochester Bar Association will host its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rochester Mills Beer Company, 400 Water Street in Rochester. The guest speaker wil be Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Tracey A. Yokich, current president of the Michigan Judges Association. She will discuss her role as president of the MJA and her goals related to the MJA. She will also share some insight regarding happenings at the Macomb County Circuit Court. Cost for the meeting is $15.

    16 The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Representing the Immigrant Client in Criminal Cases” on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at the OCBA offices in Bloomfield Hills. Guest speaker Russell R. Abrutyn, of Abrutyn Law PLLC, has appeared in immigration and federal court on behalf of immigrant clients. He will present an update on the intersection of criminal and immigration law. This is the first seminar in a ten-part criminal law seminar series. Attendees can bring their lunch and join for in-depth discussions. All seminars are worth one credit for attorneys accepting criminal appointments. OCBA members pre-registration cost is $12 for each seminar or $100 for all ten seminars; OCBA members at the door pay $25 for each seminar. Non-members pre-registration cost is $25 for each seminar or $40 at the door. Pre-registration is recommended since seating is limited. To register or for additional information, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

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    The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Tax Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions” on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the OCBA offices, 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100, in Bloomfield Hills. This seminar will cover basic tax considerations for attorneys and CPAs engaged in mergers and acquisitions transactions of all types and sizes. The panel of tax attorneys will cover the differences between stock and asset deals, taxable vs. non-taxable transactions, and deal structure. Pre-registration cost is $40 for OCBA members; $30 for OCBA new lawyers (P75866 and above), paralegals, and students; and $60 for all non-members. Cost at the door is $50 for OCBA members; $40 for OCBA new lawyers (P75866 and above), paralegals and students; and $75 for all non-members. To register or for additional information, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

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    The Michigan Association for Justice will present its Workers’ Compensation/Social Security Seminar on Friday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton-Novi, 27000 S. Karevich Dr. in Novi. Topics to be covered include: Workers’ Compensation Residual Wage Earning Capacity Decisions; Legislative Update; Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability State of the Law; Issues on Pain Management; How National Issues Impact Your Practice; Workers’ Compensation Tips; Federal Social Security Disability Appeals; and Issues on Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery. Registration and exhibit viewing begins at 8:30 a.m. Seminar costs range from $95 to $350. Register at www.michiganjustice.org.

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    The Oakland County Bar Association continues its new Law and Practice Management Series with “Law Office Technology” on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the OCBA offices, 1760 S. Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, in Bloomfield Hills. Pre-registration is $30 for OCBA members; $25 for OCBA new lawyers (P75866), paralegals, and students; and $40 for non-members. Cost at the door is $40 for OCBA members; $30 for OCBA new lawyers (P75866), paralegals, and students; and $50 for non-members. Register online at www.ocba.org.

    26 Wayne State University Law School’s Transnational Environmental Law Clinic and Environmental Law Society, University of Chicago Law School’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, the American Bar Association’s Environmental Justice Committee of the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, and the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center will hold “Environmental Justice in Practice” on Friday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 West Palmer in Detroit. The conference will focus on emerging legal issues related to environmental injustice and exploration of career opportunities. The conference is free to attend and is intended for law students, environmental law clinicians and doctrinal faculty, environmental justice practitioners, and interested members of the community.  To register, visit https://rsvp.wayne.edu/environmental-justice-in-practice.  For additional information, contact Nicholas J. Schroeck at nschroeck @wayne.edu.

    29 The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will present “Business Boot Camp II, Basic Training for Every Business Lawyer” on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 29-30, at the Inn at St. John’s located at 44045 Five Mile Rd. in Plymouth.  In just two days, attendees will receive grounding in nine key areas of business practice with guidance from the leaders who handle them every day.  Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 19. To register or for additional information, visit http://connect.michbar.org/businesslaw/home.

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    Wayne State University Law School’s Program for International Legal Studies will present experts in international trade law for lunch and a panel discussion on NAFTA. The discussion will take place Monday, Jan. 29, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at Wayne Law’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 West Palmer in Detroit. The Trump administration has made renegotiation of NAFTA one of its foreign policy priorities. Mexico and Canada have strongly resisted many of the conditions proposed. The panel will explain the proposals, their likelihood of success and what might happen if the U.S. withdraws from NAFTA. Panelists include Charles Brower, Wayne Law; Maureen Irish, University of Windsor Faculty of Law; and Bruce Thelen, Dickinson Wright. The event is free to attend and lunch is provided. For additional  information, contact Greg Fox at gfox@wayne.edu.

    February

    2 The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel will host its 2018 Meet & Greet on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Firebird Tavern, 419 Monroe Street in Detroit. This complimentary event provides an opportunity to meet and greet current members of the MDTC. Drink tickets and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available. To register, email info@mdtc.org.

    7 The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present “Intellectual Property Seminar on IP in Augmented and Virtual Reality” on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Detroit Room of the Levin U.S. Courthouse.  Featured speaker is Brian Wassom of Warner, Norcross, and Judd. Attendees will learn about the amazing potential of augmented reality technology, and the intellectual property considerations that come along with it. This luncheon seminar offers a rare opportunity to try on the DAQRI Smart Helmet™ and DAQRI Smart Glasses™ (www.daqri.com). The program includes lunch and thanks to the sponsorship of Darrow Mustafa PC is free for federal law clerks. Cost for FBA members is $20; non-members/guests is $30. Register online at www.fbamich.org.

    8 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee kicks off its 2018 Fundamentals of Juvenile Law brown bag lunch lecture series with “Education Law” presented by Christine Piatkowski on Thursday, Feb. 8, beginning at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OCBA offices in Bloomfield Hills.  The pre-registration fee for OCBA members is $12 per lecture; $25 for non-members.  The seminar fee at the door is $25 for OCBA members; $40 for non-members.  For additional information or to register, visit www.ocba.com or call 248-334-3400.

    10 NALS of Michigan will host a Winter Legal Education and Membership Meeting for legal support staff on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Lansing offices of Foster Swift, 313 South Washington Square.  Attorney Ven R. Johnson will speak about personal injury cases. Attorney Michael D. Sanders will speak on workers’ compensation. The cost for NALS members is $25; non-members, $30; students, $15. There is no cost to attend the membership meeting; however, lunch is not provided. The registration deadline is Feb. 2. The registration form is at www.nalsofmichigan.org. For additional information, email lynn.philp@gmail.com.