Calendar

May 2019
  1. May 22 ICLE Calendar

    32nd Annual Tax Conference, Thursday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Taxation Section the State Bar of Michigan, offers 4.25 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $295, section members pay $195, Michigan new lawyers pay $125, and ICLE partners pay $295.

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    59th Annual Probate &?Estate Planning Institute, Thursday, June 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, June 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic/intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section the State Bar of Michigan, offers 10.75 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $395, section members pay $365, Michigan new lawyers pay $195, and ICLE partners pay $345.

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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. May 22 Calendar

    May

    22 The Immigration Committee of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present “First Annual State of Immigration Talk” on Wednesday, May 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Detroit Room (115) of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 West Lafayette in Detroit.  The guest speaker will be Paul Schmidt, retired BIA board member and immigration judge.  To register for this free event, visit www.fbamich.org and click on “events.”

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    The Michigan Creditors Bar Association will host its spring member dinner Wednesday, May 22, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2089 West Big Beaver Rd. in Troy. In addition to great conversation, the program will include board of directors elections, a Government Affairs Committee update, and a report from the 36th District Court Bench and Bar program. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. Registration is $60 for members and $85 for non-members. There will be a cash bar. Register online at https://mcba36.wildapricot.org.

    23 The Federalist Society will host a panel discussion on decisions of interest from the Michigan Supreme Court’s 2018-2019 term on Thursday, May 23, beginning at 5 p.m., at Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium & Atrium, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit.  Speaking on the panel will be Phil Derosier, member and Appellate Practice Group chair at Dickinson Wright; Mary Massaron, partner at Plunkett Cooney; and Mike Steinberger, associate at BSP Law Offices.  To register, contact Morgan Assenmacher at massenmacher@CRCPublicRelations.com or call 703-683-5004.

    23 The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will host the 2019 Leonard R. Gilman Award Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at the Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront, 2 Washington Blvd.  The keynote speaker will be U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider, Eastern District of Michigan.  This year’s honoree is Kenneth Mogill of Mogill, Posner, & Cohen.  Cost for the lunch is $45 for FBA members and $60 for non-members. To register, visit www.fbamich.org and click on “events.”

    28 The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present “Become a Bias Disruptor” on Tuesday, May 28, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Detroit Room at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit. Speaking at the program will be the authors of “Enhancing Justice: Reducing Bias,” U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Bernice Donald, Sixth Circuit, and University of New Hampshire School of Law Professor Sarah Redfield. To register for this free event, visit https:Ufbamich.org/event/biasdisruptor/ or contact becomeabiasdisruptor@gmail.com.

    29 The D. Augustus Straker Bar Association will conduct its annual meeting and elections on Wednesday, May 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at DUO Restaurant & Lounge, 29555 Northwestern Hwy. in Southfield. Members can cast thier votes for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. To register visit strakerlaw.org/meetinginfo.php, or email info@strakerlaw.org.

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    The Detroit Bar Association invites new lawyers and guests to attend the admissions ceremony from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 13th Floor Auditorium, 2 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. The auditorium opens at 11 a.m. The chief judge will begin the actual swearing in at 12:30 p.m. and all attendees should be seated. Refreshments will follow at 1:30 p.m. To register or for additional information, visit  www.detroitlawyer.org/admissions-ceremony.

    30 The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), in partnership with Butzel Long, will host a “Supplier Legal Academy Series” designed to provide a “back-to-basics” approach for supply chain management in the current landscape, while looking ahead toward uncharted territory. The Thursday, May 30, session will look at “Best Practices in Contract Formation and Buyer Vulnerabilities.” The OESA 2019 Butzel Long Supplier Legal Academy Series will take place at the MSU Management Education Center, located at 811 W. Square Lake Road in Troy. Registration is available in the events section of http://www.oesa.org. For registration and program information, contact OESA at 248-952-6401 or info@oesa.org.

    31 The State Bar of Michigan Paralegal and Legal Assistants Section is holding its 2019 Annual Conference and Day of Education on Friday, May 31, at The Henry, Autograph Collection, Fairlane Plaza, 300 Town Center Drive in Dearborn.  Topics will cover multiple areas of law, such as the rules of evidence, legal writing, the appeals process, ethics rules, skills needed to successfully interview witnesses and clients, stress management, and more.  For additional information and to register, visit http://connect.michbar.org/paralegal/home. For more information, contact Marianne Delaney at mdelane6@ford.com, 313-322-9379; or Lizzy Cary at lizzy @cndefenders.com, 517-885-3305.

    June

    3 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will conduct its 85th Annual Meeting to swear in new president Daniel D. Quick of Dickinson Wright, welcome newly elected board members, and honor award recipients. The meeting will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac, 3600 Centerpoint Pkwy. in Pontiac. Cocktails and the awards ceremony start at 4:30 p.m., followed by a seated dinner and program at 6 p.m. The cost for OCBA members is $90; $75 for new lawyers, paralegals and students; and $110 for non-members (attendees not pre-registered will be charged an additional $50 at the door.) Register online at www.ocba.org.

    3 The Religious Liberty Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will present “Religious Liberty Issues in Michigan: Where Do We Go From Here?” on Monday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Picano’s Italian Grille, 3775 Rochester Road in Troy. Cost for the program and luncheon is $30 for law students and paralegals, $35 for Religious Liberty Law Section members, and $45 for general admission. There is an additional service charge fee per ticket. To register, visit https://religiouslibertymi.eventbrite.com/ or for additional information contact religiouslibertymi@gmail.com.

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    The D. Augustus Straker Bar Association will host its 26th Annual Trailblazers Award and Scholarship Dinner, on Thursday June 6, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (5 p.m. cocktail hour, 6 p.m. dinner program). The event will take place at The Community House, 380 South Bates St. in Birmingham.  Complimentary valet parking will be available for registered guests.  The cost to attend is $75 (law students $20). To register visit strakerlaw.org/meetinginfo.php. For additional information, email info@strakerlaw.org, or contact President Tiffany Buckley-Norwood at 248-936-1939 or President-Elect Kimberley Ann Ward at 734-707-7115.

    13 The Juvenile Law Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association will continue its 2019 Fundamentals of Juvenile Law brown bag lunch lecture series with “Dos and Don’ts of Practicing in Juvenile Court” featuring Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Mary Ellen Brennan, presiding judge of the Family Division, on Thursday, June 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the OCBA offices in Bloomfield Hills. Pre-registration cost is $12 for OCBA members and $25 for non-members. Cost at the door is $25 for OCBA members and $40 for non-members. MIDC court appointed attorneys can attend for free. To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.

    17 Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) will host a “48-Hour Domestic Relations Mediation Training.”  Charity Burke, OMC executive director, will teach participants the skills necessary to act as mediators in facilitating the resolution of domestic relations disputes from the initial consultation to writing the mediation agreement. OMC’s upcoming training will be held June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  The trainings take place at the Oakland Mediation Center in Bloomfield Hills and include continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and course materials. Cost for the training is $1,590 and includes the new State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) required 8-Hour Domestic Violence Screening Training for mediators. For more information about the trainings, contact the OMC training department at 248-338-4280, ext. 211.

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    On Tuesday, June 18, attorneys, judges and other community leaders will gather for the Pro Se Clinic Soiree, a celebration of the first anniversary of the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic. Supporters have the opportunity to celebrate, connect and enjoy a cocktail reception at Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone PLC’s downtown Detroit headquarters beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Pro Se Clinic Soiree is presented by the Oakland County Bar Association and hosted by Miller Canfield and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at www.pro-se-clinic-soiree.eventbrite.com. All proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic located at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit.

    18
    The Debtor Creditor Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association will host a meeting on Tuesday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the OCBA offices in Bloomfield Hills. Anyone interested in attending should email Jan Anson at janson@ocba.org.

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    The Oakland County Bar Foundation will hold its Annual Fellows Reception on Monday, June 24, at the Doubletree by Hilton, 39475 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills. The event was originally scheduled for January, but was postponed by wintry weather. To register, e-mail Katie Tillinger at ktillinger@ocba.org by June 5.

    28 The Prosecutors’ Foundation for Kids Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Friday, June 28, at Fountains Golf & Banquet Center in Clarkston. The 18-hole event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a lunch and awards ceremony following the golf outing. The outing supports the children who are in Oakland County Children’s Village at the holiday seasons. The cost is $100 per player or $375 for a foursome. The price for lunch only is $55. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Tom Cranmer at Cranmer@MillerCanfield.com. Registration and payment are due by June 18.