7 The State Bar of Michigan Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section will host a Meet & Greet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 7, at Black Finn located at 530 S. Main St. in Royal Oak. The Meet & Greet is open to both members and non-members of the section. It is free for members of the section and $10 at the door for non-members. To reserve a spot at the Meet & Greet, email Section Chair Piper Smith at email@example.com.
10 The Oakland County Friend of the Court (FOC) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), established by Friend of the Court Act 294, 1982 Section 552.504, will meet on Monday, March 10, at 10 a.m. at the Oakland County Board of Commissioner’s Auditorium, Pernick Conference Room, 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac. The public is invited to attend and can find additional information at: www.oakgov.com/courts/foc.
11 The next Wolverine Bar Association meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Detroit offices of Bodman PLC at Ford Field, 1901 St. Antoine Street, 6th floor. The meeting will feature a panel to discuss “Alternative Legal Careers.” The meeting is free and open to the public. Anyone with questions may contact either program coordinator, Jerome Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Naomi Oglesby (email@example.com).
11 The Michigan State University College of Law Jewish Legal Society will host the 6th Annual Alumni & Student Reception on Tuesday, March 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the law offices of McDonald Hopkins, 39533 Woodward Avenue, Suite 318. The Jewish Legal Society will honor Randi P. Glanz, ‘91, at the event with the JLS Alumni Achievement Award. Tickets are $25 per person ($10 per ticket will benefit the JLS Scholarship), and $100 per person to become a benefactor of the JLS Scholarship (full amount is tax deductible). Registration is requested by Friday, March 7. For additional information online, visit www.law.msu.edu/advancement/jls/.
11 The Rochester Bar Association will present State Bar of Michigan President Brian Einhorn as the guest speaker for its Tuesday, March 11, lunch meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the back meeting room of the Rochester Mills Brewing Company, 400 Water Street in Rochester. Einhorn will provide an update on the State Bar and related programs. Cost is a $10 meeting fee, payable to the Rochester Bar Association, or payment of $50 2014 annual dues which include meeting fees, plus lunch as ordered from the Mills regular lunch menu. Space is limited. Non-members are welcome. To register or for additional information, contact RBA President Tom Murphy at 248-651-9050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 The Association of Defense Trial Counsel will conduct a membership meeting on Tuesday, March 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Andiamo Detroit Riverfront, 400 Renaissance Center. The meeting will present a panel discussion featuring retired Judge Michael F. Sapala, Peter M. Ruggirello of Ruggirello, Velardo, Novara, & Ver Beek PC; and Stuart S. Weiner of Weiner & Randall Law Group PLLC. Cost, which includes dinner, is $45 for members and $50 for non-members payable at the door. Reservations must be made by noon on Thursday, March 6. To register, call Diane Hirshey 313-237-0610.
11 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free workshop for residents of Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties on how to represent themselves in small claims court and collect money judgments on Tuesday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Madison Heights Public Library (Breckenridge Room), 240 W. 13 Mile Rd. The Oakland Mediation Center will also present mediation options. Registration is not required, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
13 Ossian Law PC will present “Build A Policy Workshop: A Social Media Policy That Fits Your Business” on Thursday, March 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at 701 Woodward Heights, Suite 117, in Ferndale. Cost is $750 (subject to conflict clearance and signed engagement letter). Advance registration required and space is limited. Register online at http://1event.info/83B448396.
13 The State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section will host its 2014 winter conference, “Making A Smart Gamble: Understanding the Current Landscape of Commercial Real Estate Development in Michigan,” from March 13-15 at The Palazzo Resort Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. The registration fee is $420 for Real Property Law Section members who are also first-time attendees, $470 for other RPLS members and $550 for non-section members. Members of the Young Lawyers Section can register for $100. More information and registration forms can be found on the SBM website at www.michbar.org/realproperty/winterconf.cfm. For additional information, contact Karen Schwartz at email@example.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, from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 14, at Oakland Livingston Human Services, 1956 Hilton 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, or 1-877-964-4700.
16 The Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers will host the 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Brunch, preceding the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 16, at Mario’s Restaurant. Doors open at 10 a.m. with brunch to be served from 10:15am to noon, program to begin about 10:15 a.m. Mario’s Restaurant is located at 4222 Second Avenue in Detroit. Tickets ordered in advance cost $25 per person for ISIAL members; $30 for ISIAL non-member guests; $10 for those children 12 years old and under; and $20 for law student ISIAL members. Adult brunches will be $35 at the door without a reservation and pre-payment. Those who would like to attend can purchase tickets using Paypal by going online to irish-lawyers.org. Tickets may also be purchased by sending a check made out to ISIAL to ISIAL c/o the Macomb County Bar Association, 40 North Main, Suite 435, Mt Clemens, 48043. Contact ISIAL at the Macomb County Bar Association at 586-468-2940 for tickets or questions.
18 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee will continue its Anatomy of a Criminal Case – Year XV brown bag lunch lecture series with a look at “Preliminary Exams” featuring Daniel P. Hilf on Tuesday, March 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.
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, March 21, at the H.O.P.E. Center, 33222 Groesbeck Highway in 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.
26 The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Foundation is pleased to announce that Foundation President Dawn Van Hoek will be honored during the Annual Awards Reception taking place on Wednesday, March 26. at Local Kitchen & Bar, 344 W. 9 Mile Road in Ferndale, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at a suggested donation of $25 per attendee. Join the WLAM Foundation by registering for the event by Wednesday, March 19. Contact Barb at 248-740-7003 to charge by phone, or charge online at www.wlamfoundation.org.
27 The Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is pleased to announce its “Trial Advocacy & Mentoring Program,” designed specifically with “newer” lawyers in mind but open to any attorney seeking hands-on experience in fundamental litigation skills, working in tandem with judges and seasoned attorneys who will offer guidance on direct and cross examination, opening statements and closing arguments. All sessions will be held at the Theodore Levin Courthouse as follows:
• Introductory Session, Thursday, March 27, 5 to 7 p.m.
• Break-Out/Hands-On Session, Monday, March 31, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Break-Out/Hands-On Session, Tuesday, April 1, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with reception immediately following.
The enrollment fee is $225 per person. Space is limited. To register online, visit ww.fbamich.org. For questions, call Brian Figot at 248-594-5950 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee will present Fundamentals of Juvenile Law – Year 8, a brown bag lunch lecture series, beginning with “The Interplay Between Juvenile and Family Law” featuring Oakland County Probate Court Judge Linda S. Hallmark on Thursday, April 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 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 non-members and walk-ins is $20 per lecture. For additional information or to register, call 248-334-3400 or visit www.ocba.org.
4 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, April 4, 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, or 1-877-964-4700.
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