Calendar

November 2014
  1. November 3 Calendar

    November

    3 The history and modern significance of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will be the focus of a Wayne State University Law School program Monday, Nov. 3, marking the legislation’s 50th anniversary.  The program, “The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” will take place from 12:15 to 1:20 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2242 of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided.

    4 The State Bar of Michigan will present “Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice” from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the State Bar’s Michael Franck Building in downtown Lansing.  Registration costs $100 for lawyers who have been in practice for less than five years, and $125 for those who have practiced law for five years or more. The registration fee includes seminar materials, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Payment and the registration form, which can be downloaded from the SBM website at www.michbar.org/tipstools.cfm, must be received by Friday, Oct. 31. No walk-in registrations will be accepted.  For additional information, contact Karen Spohn with the State Bar of Michigan Professional Standards Division at kspohn@mail.michbar.org or 517-346-6309.

    5 “Women in the Law” will be the topic of next Alumni Speaker Series event Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Wayne State University Law School.  Two panelists and a moderator, all Wayne Law alumnae, will participate. The discussion will be from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2242 of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St.  The event is free, and lunch will be provided. To register, email Brianna Fritz at brianna.fritz@wayne.edu or 313-577-2750.

    5 The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library continues to host WestlawNext™ training classes for attorneys in 2014 on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a look at Statutory Research. All classes are free and are open to any attorney. Attendees can register in advance by telephoning the library at 248-858-0012.  The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Library is located at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Building 14 East which is the five-story glass building attached to the main courthouse building. The Law Library is on the second floor.  For additional information, contact Laura Mancini, director of Library Services at 248-858-0012 or visit the library’s website at http://www.oakgov.com/libraries.

    6 The Jewish Bar Association of Michigan (JBAM) will conduct a seminar titled “2014 Legal Update: What Every Good Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know” at the Bloomfield Township Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The program is designed to enlighten and educate attorneys, paralegals, and others so that they can be informed as to recent changes in real estate laws and procedures. The Bloomfield Township Public Library is located at 1099 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Hills.  Registration is free to all JBAM members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited. A free lunch will be provided from 1 to 1:30 p.m. To register, contact Keith Sirlin at 248-682-6890 or sirlinawman@aol.com.

    7 The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) will host its 2014 Winter Meeting on Friday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd.  This year’s meeting is titled “Preparing for Battle: Litigation Strategies and Tools.”  Cost for the meeting is $210 for MDTC members, $235 for non-members, $75 for luncheon only, and $285 for a new member special (cost of meeting and one year of membership). To register, visit www.mdtc.org and click on “events.”

    7 The Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) annual “Fabulous Friday—Finds and Fun...on Wheels” event is returning to Leon and Lulu from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.  Guests will have the opportunity to shop for a good cause as a percentage of purchases will benefit programs designed to end bullying and youth violence. They will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and a raffle.  Leon and Lulu is located at 96 W. 14 Mile Road in Clawson.  For additional information or to register for this free event, visit www.mediation-omc.org.

    7 Butzel Long will offer it’s 27th Annual Labor, Employment, and Immigration Law Forum on Friday, Nov. 7, at The Dearborn Inn at 20301 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn.  The Butzel Long half-day seminar begins with registration at 7:15 a.m. The conference runs from 8:10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $175 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials. The Certification Institute (HRCI) has pre-approved this event for 3.5 credit hours (general).  Register online at www.butzel.com/labor2014. For inquiries, contact Charmese Wilson at 313-983-6904 or email at wilsonc@butzel.com.

    7 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 7, at Southfield Human Services, 26080 Berg Road in Southfield.  Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m. as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.  For additional information, contact Stacey Felder, paralegal at LAD’s Oakland County office in Pontiac, at 248-253-1548, ext. 4005.

    8 The State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section will host A (Habeas) Chorus Line networking event that begins with a networking reception with beverages, pizza and appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Clark Hill, located at 151 South Old Woodward Ave., Suite 200, in Birmingham. The event will then move at 7:30 p.m. to Berkley High School, located at 2325 Catalpa Drive in Berkley, where the musical parody troupe, A (Habeas) Chorus Line, a group composed almost entirely of attorneys, will perform. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information about the networking event, contact the section administrator at businesslaw@mi.rr.com or 248-953-9022. Register for A (Habeas) Chorus Line.

    10 Bodman PLC’s Workplace Law Group attorneys will host a seminar titled “Is Your Workplace Prepared for Increased Government Scrutiny?” on Monday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Schoolcraft College’s VisTaTech Center in Livonia.  The event is free and open to all business owners, HR officers, or other professionals with an interest in recent developments in workplace law.  Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, log on to http://www.bodmanlaw.com//Publications/misc%20PDFs/WP%20Seminar%20Nov2014.pdf .

    10 Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) will offer “Circuit Training for Mediators” on Monday, Nov. 10.  The training fee is $295.  Trainings taught at OMC are approved by SCAO and are designed to be highly interactive and skill based. The trainings take place at the Oakland Mediation Center in Bloomfield Hills and include continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and course materials. For additional information about the trainings, contact the Oakland Mediation Center training department at 248-338-4280, ext. 211 or visit their website at www.mediation-omc.org.

    12 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for  income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at Detroit Veterans Center, 2770 Park Ave.  Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m., as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.  Anyone seeking legal services can call 877-964-4700 or visit http://www.ladadetroit.org.

    13 Michigan Supreme Court Justice Michael F. Cavanagh will be honored for his exemplary service on the bench at the Michigan Irish American Chamber of Commerce second annual gala on Thursday, Nov. 13. The event, featuring retired Judge James L. Ryan as master of ceremonies, will take place at the Gaelic League, 2068 Michigan Ave. in Detroit. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner catered by Slows Bar-B-Q at 6 o’clock followed by a presentation at 7. Tickets are $30 per person and only 200 are available for purchase.  For more information about the 2nd annual MIACC Gala, tribute to Supreme Court Justice, Michael F. Cavanagh, call 231-590-0003 or visit www.michiganirishchamber.com.

    14 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for  income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, on Friday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brightmoor Health Outreach Collaborative, 13624 Stout St.  Attendees are asked to register before 11 a.m., as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.  Anyone seeking legal services can call 877-964-4700 or visit http://www.ladadetroit.org.

    14 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency, 1956 Hilton Road in Ferndale.  Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m., as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.  For additional information, contact Stacey Felder, paralegal at LAD’s Oakland County office in Pontiac, at 248-253-1548, ext. 4005.

    18 The State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section and Pro Bono Initiative will launch the Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project at a reception starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent & Trademark Office, located at 300 S. River Place South, Suite 2900 in Detroit.  The Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project will connect low-income Michigan inventors with Michigan patent professionals for patent preparation and prosecution legal services on a pro bono basis, in order to enable the low-income inventors to protect their patents. The program is being established as part of a nation-wide initiative of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, as the result of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.  For additional information about the event, visit http://www.michbar.org/ip/home.cfm. Registration is not required, but is requested. Contact SBM Pro Bono Counsel Rob Mathis at rmathis@mail.michbar.org to register.

    18 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee continues its Anatomy of a Criminal Case – Year XVI brown bag lunch lecture series with “Expert Witness Cross Examination and the Daubert Hearing” featuring Charles D. Toby on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Bar Center in Bloomfield Hills. The pre-registration fee for OCBA members is $10 per lecture. The seminar fee for all walk-ins, non-members and video viewers is $20 per seminar.  For additional information or to register, call 248-334-3400 or visit www.ocba.org.

    18 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency, 196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. in Pontiac.  Attendees are asked to bring copies of their documents and register before 10 a.m. as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.  For additional information, contact Stacey Felder, paralegal at LAD’s Oakland County office in Pontiac, at 248-253-1548, ext. 4005.

    19 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tumaini Center, 3430 Third Ave. in Detroit.  Attendees are asked to bring copies of their documents and register before 10 a.m. as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.  Anyone seeking legal services can call 877-964-4700 or visit http://www.ladadetroit.org.

    19 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mack Alive Inc. Community Resource Center, 3746 Fischer St. in Detroit.  Attendees are asked to bring copies of their documents and register before 2 p.m. as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.  Anyone seeking legal services can call 877-964-4700 or visit http://www.ladadetroit.org.

    20 The State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section’s Commercial Litigation Committee, In-House Counsel Committee, and Small Business Forum will present a seminar, “Governmental and Internal Investigations: What In-House and Outside Counsel Need to Know,” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Columbia Center located at 101 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy.  The fee to attend is $25 and registration is required by Nov. 13. The event will include a light supper. For additional information about the panel discussion, visit http://www.michbar.org/business/calendar.cfm or call 248-953-9022.

    20 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD)  will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for participants of Cody Rouge Family Connect on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Don Bosco Hall, 19321 W. Chicago St. in Detroit.  Attendees are asked to register before 11 a.m. as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.  Anyone seeking legal services can call 877-964-4700 or visit http://www.ladadetroit.org.

    21 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, including the city of Detroit, from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 21, at the HOPE Center, 33222 Groesbeck Highway, Fraser.  Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m. as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time.  For additional information, call LAD’s Macomb County office in Mount Clemens at 586-465-1344.

  2. November 3 ICLE calendar

    Tax Law Series: State Tax Controversies, Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. via webcast. To find out CLE credits for this intermediate level course co-sponsored by the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, contact the ICLE.
    The general admission fee is $95, section members pay $85, and Michigan new lawyers pay $45.  ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.
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    Ethics Update 2014, Thursday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate level course offers 2.75 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $165 Michigan new lawyers pay $95.  ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.
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    Homeward Bound 2014-2015:?Energy - Michigan’s New Era, Thursday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic/intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 2.75 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $95, section members pay $85, and Michigan new lawyers pay $45.  ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.
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    Fundamentals of Personal and Business Tax Returns, Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace Diamond Center in Novi. This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 3.25 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $195, section members pay $165, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, and ICLE partners pay $165.
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    13th Annual Family Law Institute, Thursday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace Diamond Center in Novi. This basic/intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Michigan Judicial Institute, offers 8.75 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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    Experts in Estate Planning: Estate and Distribution Planning for Retirement Benefits, Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 3.25 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $195, section members pay $165, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, and ICLE partners pay $165.
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    Homeward Bound 2014-2015:?Eminent Domain—Practice and Pitfalls, Thursday, Dec. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic/intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 2.75 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $95, section members pay $85, and Michigan new lawyers pay $45.  ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.
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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. Fax reservations can be made to 877-229-4351.  Visit ICLE’s website at www.icle.org.