Calendar

January 2022
  1. January 25 Calendar

    January

    26  Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 1997-11, the Michigan Supreme Court will hold a public administrative hearing on Wednesday, January 26, via video conference (Zoom). The hearing will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and adjourn no later than 11:30 a.m. Persons who wish to address the court regarding matters on the agenda will be allotted three minutes each to present their views, after which the speakers may be questioned by the justices. To reserve a place on the speaker’s list, notify the Office of Administrative Counsel by e-mail at ADMcomment@courts.mi.gov, no later than Friday, January 21. For those who wish to view the Public Hearing, a live stream can be accessed on the court’s YouTube channel.

    26  The law firm of McDonald Hopkins is partnering with Goodman Venegas Insurance Company to host a Cybersecurity Workshop covering the proper response to a cyber attack. The in-person program will take place Wednesday, January 26, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Somerset Inn, 2601 W. Big Beaver Rd. in Troy. The workshop will take attendees through the legal and insurance angles of breach preparation and response. McDonald Hopkins Data Privacy and Cybersecurity attorney Kate Jarrett will be presenting. To register for the workshop, contact Andrea Loduca at Goodman Venegas at aloduca@goodmanvenegas.com or 248-740-9090.

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      The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan will present its next Literary Ladies Book Club online Wednesday, January 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom. For the January meeting, the club will be discussing “The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore. To register for this online discussion, visit www.womenlawyers.org and click on “events.”

    26  The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) is pleased to offer the “Family Division Referees Webinar: Juvenile Division” on Wednesday, January 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom. To register for the webinar, visit https://mjieducation.mi.gov and click on “events.” Once registration is approved by MJI, attendees will receive a confirmation e-mail from Zoom with a personal link to join the webinar.

    26  The State Bar of Michigan’s Practice Management Resource Center’s (PMRC) will present the virtual seminar “Harness the Power of LinkedIn in 2022,” featuring speaker Allison C. Johs on Wednesday, January 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom. The virtual seminar will present attorneys with the three basic building blocks of LinkedIn – profiles, connections, and participation. To register for the online seminar, visit www.michbar.org/pmrc/virtualseminars.

    26  The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) will host a webinar on “Civility Integrity and Professionalism” on Wednesday, January 26, from noon to 1 p.m. This event is presented by the leadership of the Michigan Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Registration for the webinar is free for MDTC members and costs $35 for non-members. To register, visit www.mdtc.org and click on “MDTC Events” under “Press Center.” Anyone with questions can call MDTC at 517-627-3745.

    26  The Diversity & Inclusion Action Team of the State Bar of Michigan’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section has selected the book “The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice” by Scott Ellsworth for its next Book Club discussion on Wednesday, January 26, at 7 p.m. Ellsworth, now a professor at the University of Michigan, has agreed to participate in the discussion. Those who would like to attend the DIAT Book Club discussion should contact Shel Stark at shel@starkmediator.com.

    26  The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan is planning a Shopping Event to raise funds for the WLAM Foundation. “Kendra Gives Back” will take place Wednesday, January 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Kendra Scott at Twelve Oaks Mall. From each purchase, 20% of proceeds will benefit the WLAM Foundation. To join in person, register online by visiting www.womenlawyers.org and clicking on “events.” Those who want to shop in the comfort of their own home can visit www.kendrascott.com and use the code GIVEBACK-BFOMY at checkout. Anyone with questions can contact Kirsten Silwanowicz at kirsten.silwanowicz@gmail.com.

    27  Wayne State University Law School’s Legal Briefs series continues on Thursday, January 27, beginning at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Professor Gregory Fox will lead the online discussion focusing on a current events related to international law. To register for the online “Wayne Law Legal Briefs: International Law,” visit https://rsvp.wayne.edu/wayne-law-legal-briefs-international-law. For additional information about this event, contact Haley Briggs at 313-577-6199 or gk0909@wayne.edu.

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    The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) is pleased to offer the “Family Division Referees Webinar: Domestic Relations Division” on Thursday, January 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom. To register for the webinar, visit https://mjieducation.mi.gov and click on “events.” Once registration is approved by MJI, attendees will receive a confirmation e-mail from Zoom with a personal link to join the webinar.

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    The Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will continue its Homeward Bound series with a webinar on “Recent Legislation and Hot Topics on the Horizon” on Thursday, January 27, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. RPLS Legislative Committee Chair Dawn Patterson will begin with a discussion of new legislation affecting real property that has been passed into law during the last year. Attendees will also hear from the section’s lobbyist, Tabitha Zimny, who will provide an update on bills that are currently pending in the state legislature. To register for the webinar, visit https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=655465&.

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    Wayne State University Law School will present Sita Doddamani who will discuss “Prosecuting Domestic Terrorism in Michigan” in an online lecture Thursday, January 27, from noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom. Doddamani, head of the Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism Unit at the Office of the Michigan Attorney General, will discuss the challenges of prosecuting domestic terrorists who plan violent attacks. To register for the free online lecture, visit https://law.wayne.edu and click on “events.”

    31  The Jewish Bar Association ot Michigan will present an online program on “Developing Trends in Bankruptcy” Monday, January 31, from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom. The online program will feature retired U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Ray Reynolds Graves, Eastern District of Michigan, along with Michael Kwiatkowski, Michelle McMahon, and Michael Traison of Cullen and Dykman LLP. To register for the online program, visit www.jewishbar.org and click on “Events.”

    February

    Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the Canada-United States Business Association (CUSBA) 10th Annual Cross-Border Economic Forecast on Tuesday, February 1, beginning at 2 p.m. Speaking at the webinar will be host Mark R. High, president, Canada-US Business Association, and member of Dickinson Wright. The webinar is complimentary but registration is required. To register, visit www.cusbaonline.com and click on “events.” Those unable to attend on February 1 should still register to receive a recording of the webinar.

    The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Child Abuse Training Services (CATS) Program, in cooperation with the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council, Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), and Governor’s Task Force on Children’s Justice (GTF), is pleased to present a regional, cross-professional Specialized Child Abuse Training seminar on the topic of “Forensic Interviewing: The Next Step.” The online training will take place Wednesday through Friday, February 2-4, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day via Zoom. To register for the online seminar, visit https://michiganprosecutor.org and click on “Training.”

    The Oakland County Bar Association will present “That’s Hearsay, Your Honor: MRE 803 and MRE 803A” as an online program on Thursday, February 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This webinar provides an overview of hearsay exceptions based upon the availability of the declarant. It also includes a detailed analysis of exceptions when the declarant is a child in a sexual assault case. Cost is $12 for OCBA members pre-registration and $25 for non-members pre-registration. Oakland County MIDC court appointed attorneys can attend for free. To register for this program, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    The Association of Corporate Counsel, Michigan Chapter, will present the webinar “Looking Forward: Advance Preparation in a Dynamic Legal & Business Landscape” sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP on Thursday, February 3, from noon to 1 p.m. This webinar is designed to share insights and best practices with in-house counsel on how leading companies are looking ahead to plan, predict and prepare for ever-changing legal and business challenges. To register for the webinar, visit www.acc.com/chapters-networks/chapters/michigan.

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    The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Wiping the Slate Clean” as an online webinar on Thursday, February 10, from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. This presentation will focus on the recently passed Clean Slate for Kids legislation. Cost is $12 for OCBA members pre-registration and $25 for non-members pre-registration. Oakland County MIDC court appointed attorneys can attend for free. To register for this program, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    15  The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Trial Tactics: Arraignment and Bond Hearings” as an online webinar on Tuesday, February 15, from noon to 1 p.m. This seminar will feature logal magistrates presenting an overview of strategies to use during bond hearings and arraignments. Cost is $12 for OCBA members pre-registration and $25 for non-members pre-registration. Oakland County MIDC court appointed attorneys can attend for free. To register for this program, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    15  The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), in collaboration with the Friend of the Court Bureau (FOCB), is pleased to offer a webinar for new(er) friend of the court (FOC) staff. The “New Friend of the Court Employees Webinar” will take place Tuesday, February 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. via Zoom. The webinar is designed for FOC staff with two years or less experience. To register for the webinar, visit https://mjieducation.mi.gov and click on “events.”

    17  The State Bar of Michigan’s Labor and Employment Law Section will host its “Diversity & Wellness Lunch and Learn” online Thursday, February 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. The section will offer an engaging conversation about the various concerns and legal issues that can arise when an employee discloses a disability to an employer. To register for the online program, visit https://connect.michbar.org/laborlaw/home. Anyone with questions can email Robin Wagner at rwagner@pittlawpc.com.

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    As part of Wayne State University Law School’s Black History Month programming, the Levin Center at Wayne Law will conduct a panel discussion featuring Rep. Elijah Cummings’ former staffers who will focus on his oversight work. The webinar will take place Thursday, February 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. To register for “Portraits in Oversight: The Work of Representative Elijah Cummings,” visit https://levin-center.org. There is no cost to attend. Anyone with question can email levincenter@wayne.edu.

    17  The Oakland County Bar Association will continue its “Luncheon Limine” brown bag lunch series between judges and attorneys online via Zoom with “Luncheon Limine—Court of Appeals” on Thursday, February 17, from noon to 1 p.m. February’s lunch takes participants beyond Oakland County and will feature the opportunity to get to know and ask questions of Michigan Court of Appeals Chief Judge Elizabeth L. Gleicher and Judge Collen A. O’Brien. Space is limited for this free event. To register and receive the Zoom details, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.” For questions, contact Jennifer Roosenberg at jroosenberg@ocba.org or 248-334-3400.
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