Calendar

November 2014
  1. November 20 Calendar

    November

    20 The Polish American Legal Society (PALS) will host a general meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20, beginning at 6 p.m. at Polish Village Café in Hamtramck.  The guest speaker will be Timothy A. Dinan.  For additional information about the PALS meeting, contact Anna Witkowska at awitkowska@university-bank.com.

    20 The Oakland County Bar Association’s New Lawyers Committee will present Novemberfest on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8  p.m. at 5th Tavern, 2262 S. Telegraph Rd. in Bloomfield Hills.  This networking social event, sponsored by Stout Risius Ross, will raise funds to benefit Pets for Vets Southeast Michigan Chapter. Cost of admission to Novemberfest is a cash donation to Pets for Vets.  For additional information or to register, contact Catherine Neal at cneal@ocba.org or 248-334-3400.

    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.

    21 The Oakland County new lawyer admission ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 21, at 11:45 a.m.  New attorneys are asked to arrive at 10:45 a.m.  The ceremony will be conducted at the Commissioners’ Auditorium at the Oakland County Courthouse, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. in Pontiac.  Pre-registration is required and forms are available at www.ocba.org.  Questions can be directed to Jan Anson at 248-334-3400 ext. 209 or janson@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, Nov. 21, at the HOPE 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.

    24 The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association/Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan New Lawyer Admission Ceremony will take place Monday, Nov. 24, at 12:30 p.m. (check-in begins at noon) at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 13th Floor Auditorium in Detroit. All new attorneys who plan to take the oath at this ceremony must register online at www.detroitlawyer.org.  For additional information, contact Mitzy Sharp Futro at msharpfutro@detroitlawyer.org.

    26 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for residents of the Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS), 26 Peterboro St., on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon.  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.

    December

    1 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 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, at the Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services (ACCESS), 6451 Schaefer Road in Dearborn.  Attendees are asked to register before 2 p.m. as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time. For additional information, contact LAD staff attorney Mayada Saroki at 313-967-5801.

    3 The United States Attorney’s Office & The Social Justice Committee of the Federal Bar Association will present “Celebrating the Civil Rights Act of 1964”?on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 115 at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette in Detroit.  The program will present a panel featuring: Mark Fancher – Racial Justice Project attorney, ACLU of Michigan; Jocelyn Benson – dean of the Wayne State University Law School; Heidi Budaj – regional director, Anti-Defamation League; Fatina Abdrabboh – Michigan Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.  U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade, Eastern District of Michigan, will moderate the panel. This is a free brown-bag affair and attendees are invited to bring a lunch.

    3 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host its Holiday Gala on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.  Cost is $75 for OCBA members, $55 for OCBA new lawyers (P72586+), and $85 for non-members. Attendees not pre-registered by Wednesday, Nov, 26, will be charged an additional $50 at the door.  To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events” or call 248-334-3400.

    4 A retirement party has been scheduled for Oakland County 52-4 District Court Judge William E. Bolle (Troy, Clawson) which will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Concorde Inn, Forestre Banquet Center, 1919 Star-Batt Drive (Crooks and M-59) in Rochester Hills. Bolle will be leaving the bench December 31st.  Tickets to the retirement party are $75 per person. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, and a lot of jazzy music. Bolle mandated that any excess proceeds from the event will be donated to Leader Dogs for the Blind, All About Animals, and the Michigan Animal Rescue League. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Albert Holtz at 248 593-5000 or email aholtz@lipsonneilson.com.

    4 Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) will offer “Boot Camp for Domestic Mediators: Family Law from A to Z” on Thursday, Dec. 4.  The goal of this SCAO approved training is to assist mediators who may not have a strong legal background in domestic relations law to become more comfortable with the legal issues, terminology and nuances of family law mediations. The training costs $295.  The training takes place at the Oakland Mediation Center in Bloomfield Hills and includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and course materials. For additional information about the training, contact the OMC training department at 248-338-4280, ext. 211 or visit the website at www.mediation-omc.org.

    5 The Michigan Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates will hold its Annual Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 5, at the Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Rd., beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    5 The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library continues to host WestlawNext™ training classes for attorneys in 2014 on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a look at Business Law 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.

    8 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host a Video Viewing Marathon—A Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series Replay on Monday through Thursday, Dec. 8-11, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at the Oakland County Bar Center, 1760 S. Telegraph Rd. in Bloomfield Hills. The program will feature the past videos from Anatomy of a Criminal Case—Years XV & XVI. Attendees can earn one credit for criminal assignment requirements. To receive credit, viewers must arrive with 10 minutes of the start of each video. Two videos will be shown each day. The cost for this video replay is $20 per video. The first video will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the second video will begin at noon each day. The dates and topics are as follows:
    • Monday, Dec. 8, Video A—Search and Seizure; Video B—Preliminary Exams.
    • Tuesday, Dec. 9, Video A—Sex Offender Registration Act; Video B—Oakland County Jail Diversion Advisory Team.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 10, Video A—Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction in Immigration Law; Video B—Trial Tactics:?Closing Arguments.
    • Thursday, Dec. 11, Video A—Interpreters and Signing for the Accused; Video B—Expert Witness Cross Examinations and the Daubert Hearing.
    Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch and popcorn will be provided. For additional information, call 248-334-3400. To register, visit www.ocba.org.

    8 The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion will host an evening with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Damon J. Keith on Monday, Dec. 8, at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.  Tickets for the event cost $50 per person, which includes dinner and a copy of Keith’s biography. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the dinner and program running from 7 to 8:30 that evening.  The event will take place in the DiPonio Room of the VisTa Tech Center at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd. in Livonia.  Register online at www.miroundtable.org/crusaderforjustice.

    11 The State Bar of Michigan’s Labor & Employment Law Section will host a Holiday Cocktail Party on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Country Club, 1750 Saxon Dr.  Cost is $45 in advance, $50 at the door.  Tickets includes hors D’oeuvres, two drink tickets.  Register by Dec. 3 by mailing check for $45 (payable to State Bar of Michigan) to Sam Morgan, 30500 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 425, Farmington Hills, 48334; smorgan@gmgmlaw.com; 248- 865-0001.

    11 A Tribute Dinner honoring Judge Steven W. Rhodes for his twenty-nine year career as a bankruptcy judge for the U.S Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan, will be hosted on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Roostertail, 100 Marquette Drive in Detroit.  Cocktails with cash bar begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow.   Registration is requested by Monday, Nov. 24.  Contact David Lerner at 248-901-4010 or dlerner@plunkettcooney.com with any questions, or obtain registration information online at http://www.cbadetroit.com.

    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 Friday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brightmoor Health Outreach Collaborative, 13624 Stout 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.

    17 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, Dec. 17, 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.

    18 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, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at  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.

  2. November 21 Calendar

    November

    24 The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association/Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan New Lawyer Admission Ceremony will take place Monday, Nov. 24, at 12:30 p.m. (check-in begins at noon) at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 13th Floor Auditorium in Detroit. All new attorneys who plan to take the oath at this ceremony must register online at www.detroitlawyer.org.  For additional information, contact Mitzy Sharp Futro at msharpfutro@detroitlawyer.org.

    26 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for residents of the Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS), 26 Peterboro St., on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon.  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.

    December

    1 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 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, at the Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services (ACCESS), 6451 Schaefer Road in Dearborn.  Attendees are asked to register before 2 p.m. as a LAD attorney will assist only those persons who have done so by that time. For additional information, contact LAD staff attorney Mayada Saroki at 313-967-5801.

    3 The United States Attorney’s Office & The Social Justice Committee of the Federal Bar Association will present “Celebrating the Civil Rights Act of 1964”?on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 115 at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette in Detroit.  The program will present a panel featuring: Mark Fancher – Racial Justice Project attorney, ACLU of Michigan; Jocelyn Benson – dean of the Wayne State University Law School; Heidi Budaj – regional director, Anti-Defamation League; Fatina Abdrabboh – Michigan Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.  U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade, Eastern District of Michigan, will moderate the panel. This is a free brown-bag affair and attendees are invited to bring a lunch.

    3 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host its Holiday Gala on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.  Cost is $75 for OCBA members, $55 for OCBA new lawyers (P72586+), and $85 for non-members. Attendees not pre-registered by Wednesday, Nov, 26, will be charged an additional $50 at the door.  To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events” or call 248-334-3400.

    4 A retirement party has been scheduled for Oakland County 52-4 District Court Judge William E. Bolle (Troy, Clawson) which will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Concorde Inn, Forestre Banquet Center, 1919 Star-Batt Drive (Crooks and M-59) in Rochester Hills. Bolle will be leaving the bench December 31st.  Tickets to the retirement party are $75 per person. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, and a lot of jazzy music. Bolle mandated that any excess proceeds from the event will be donated to Leader Dogs for the Blind, All About Animals, and the Michigan Animal Rescue League. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Albert Holtz at 248 593-5000 or email aholtz@lipsonneilson.com.

    4 Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) will offer “Boot Camp for Domestic Mediators: Family Law from A to Z” on Thursday, Dec. 4.  The goal of this SCAO approved training is to assist mediators who may not have a strong legal background in domestic relations law to become more comfortable with the legal issues, terminology and nuances of family law mediations. The training costs $295.  The training takes place at the Oakland Mediation Center in Bloomfield Hills and includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and course materials. For additional information about the training, contact the OMC training department at 248-338-4280, ext. 211 or visit the website at www.mediation-omc.org.

    5 The Michigan Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates will hold its Annual Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 5, at the Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Rd., beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    5 The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library continues to host WestlawNext™ training classes for attorneys in 2014 on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a look at Business Law 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.

    8 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host a Video Viewing Marathon—A Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series Replay on Monday through Thursday, Dec. 8-11, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at the Oakland County Bar Center, 1760 S. Telegraph Rd. in Bloomfield Hills. The program will feature the past videos from Anatomy of a Criminal Case—Years XV & XVI. Attendees can earn one credit for criminal assignment requirements. To receive credit, viewers must arrive with 10 minutes of the start of each video. Two videos will be shown each day. The cost for this video replay is $20 per video. The first video will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the second video will begin at noon each day. The dates and topics are as follows:
    • Monday, Dec. 8, Video A—Search and Seizure; Video B—Preliminary Exams.
    • Tuesday, Dec. 9, Video A—Sex Offender Registration Act; Video B—Oakland County Jail Diversion Advisory Team.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 10, Video A—Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction in Immigration Law; Video B—Trial Tactics:?Closing Arguments.
    • Thursday, Dec. 11, Video A—Interpreters and Signing for the Accused; Video B—Expert Witness Cross Examinations and the Daubert Hearing.
    Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch and popcorn will be provided. For additional information, call 248-334-3400. To register, visit www.ocba.org.

    8 The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion will host an evening with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Damon J. Keith on Monday, Dec. 8, at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.  Tickets for the event cost $50 per person, which includes dinner and a copy of Keith’s biography. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the dinner and program running from 7 to 8:30 that evening.  The event will take place in the DiPonio Room of the VisTa Tech Center at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd. in Livonia.  Register online at www.miroundtable.org/crusaderforjustice.

    11 The State Bar of Michigan’s Labor & Employment Law Section will host a Holiday Cocktail Party on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Country Club, 1750 Saxon Dr.  Cost is $45 in advance, $50 at the door.  Tickets includes hors D’oeuvres, two drink tickets.  Register by Dec. 3 by mailing check for $45 (payable to State Bar of Michigan) to Sam Morgan, 30500 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 425, Farmington Hills, 48334; smorgan@gmgmlaw.com; 248- 865-0001.

    11 A Tribute Dinner honoring Judge Steven W. Rhodes for his twenty-nine year career as a bankruptcy judge for the U.S Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan, will be hosted on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Roostertail, 100 Marquette Drive in Detroit.  Cocktails with cash bar begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow.   Registration is requested by Monday, Nov. 24.  Contact David Lerner at 248-901-4010 or dlerner@plunkettcooney.com with any questions, or obtain registration information online at http://www.cbadetroit.com.

    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 Friday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brightmoor Health Outreach Collaborative, 13624 Stout 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.

    17 The Wolverine Bar association and D. Augustus Straker Bar Association will co-host a holiday party on Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Centaur, 2233 Park Avenue (behind the Fox Theatre) in Detroit.  Cost is $15 for law students,  $25 for members, and $35 for non-members.  Cash or checks will be accepted at the door.  All proceeds will be donated to The Young Detroit Thinkers Organization.  Register with Kim Ward at 2014holidayparty@outlook.com.

    17 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, Dec. 17, 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.

    18 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, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at  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.