July 2016
  1. July 28 Calendar


    2 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee continues its Anatomy of a Criminal Case-Year 18, a brown bag lunch lecture series, with “Analysis of Child Head Trauma” featuring Dr. Ljubisa Dragovic, chief medical examiner of the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office, on Tuesday, Aug 2, 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 non-members and walk-ins is $20 per lecture. For additional information or to register, call 248-334-3400 or visit

    The Lorie Savin for Circuit Judge Committee will host an event to support Oakland County Circuit Court candidate Lorie Savin on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Huerto restaurant/tequila bar, 6199 Orchard Lake Rd. in West Bloomfield Twp.  To register or for additional information, contact Staci Goldman at 248-943-3744 or

    5 Wayne State University Law School’s 14th annual Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5. This year, the Detroit Tigers take on the New York Mets. The picnic starts at 5:30 p.m. on Party Deck #2, and the game begins at 7:10 p.m.  The actual cost for the picnic and ticket to the game is $52.  A minimum of $125 for each ticket is requested.  The remaining $73 will be a tax deductible gift to the Mark Weiss Memorial Scholarship Fund.  To register online, visit  For questions regarding ticket purchase, call 313-577-0300.

    9 The Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers (ISIAL) will host the 21st Annual ISIAL Golf Scramble on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Western Golf and Country Club, 14600 Kinloch in Redford Township.  The format will be a scramble with a shot gun start at 9:30 a.m.  Awards and prizes will be given after golf during a dinner featuring a choice of prime rib or chicken Marsala with a cash bar.  All fees due are due at time of registration.  Cost is $100 for ISIAL members, $110 for non-members, and $35 for dinner only. There is an additional $10 charge for those ordering prime rib.  In addition, recent law graduates (5 years or less) can pay $80 and law students can pay $75.  For additional information or to register, visit or contact  Joe McGill at

    11 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee continues its Fundamentals of Juvenile Law – Year 10 brown bag lunch lecture series with a look at “The Effect of Vicarious Anxiety on Juvenile Attorneys” with attorney Robert J. Zivian on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oakland County Bar Center in Bloomfield Hills.  Cost is $10 for OCBA members who pre-register and $20 for non-members and walk-ins.  For additional information or to register, visit or call 248-334-3400.

    17 The Association of Defense Trial Counsel (ADTC) will enjoy an evening out at a ball game when the Detroit Tigers take on the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on Wednesday, Aug. 17.  The cost to attend is $90 per person and the price includes a buffet dinner in the Tiger Club from 5:30 to 7:08 p.m. and a ticket for the 7:08 p.m. game in lower deck, right field box seat Section 116. There will be a cash bar available during the picnic in the Tiger Club.  To order tickets, send name, address, phone number, and number of tickets with check payable to ADTC for total amount to ADTC, 4315 Kiefer Avenue, Warren 48091-5003. For additional information, call Chuck Trickey at 586-465-8203 or Diane Hirshey at 313-237-0610.

    Area investment advisors, registered representatives, and trust officers are invited to join for breakfast and a presentation on “Succession Planning – The Next Generation” at the next Before the Bell Breakfast Forum hosted by Miller Canfield.  Miller Canfield lawyer Gary Glenn will discuss who to sell/transfer the business to, how to assure a continued stream of income, possible estate and income tax implications, how to guard against the loss of wealth in the event of a divorce, and more.  The forum will take place on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.  There is no cost to attend. Space is limited to registered representatives, investment advisors, and trust officers. Advance reservations are required.  To register, visit and click on “events.” For additional information, call Sandy Bera at 248-267-3345.

    18 Oakland Mediation Center will offer the 8-hour Advanced Training “Facilitation Skills from Mediations to Meetings” on Thursday, Aug. 18, by Zena Zumeta of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute. In this multi-faceted, SCAO approved training, participants will gain the facilitation skills necessary to run successful mediations and meetings.  Participants will receive a copy of the book “Great Meetings! Great Results” by Dee Kelsey and Pam Plum. The training takes place at Oakland Mediation Center in Bloomfield Hills and includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and course materials. For additional information about this training and others, contact the OMC training department at 248-338-4280, ext. 216.

    23 Three senior advocates and one organization from the Southeast Michigan area will be honored Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Elder Law of Michigan’s 8th Annual Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards reception at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.  The honorees to be recognized for their significant contributions to the fields of law and aging are: Oakland County 44th District Court Judge Derek Meinecke; Rhonda Powell, director of Macomb Community Action;  Robert Spada, deputy chief of the Special Victims Unit, Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office; and First Step, the Western and Downriver Wayne County Project on Domestic and Sexual Violence.  The Call to Justice Awards reception will begin at 6 p.m. and includes a cocktail hour featuring hors-d’oeuvres and cash bar, followed by an awards ceremony. Reception tickets are available at at a cost of $99 per ticket, including a tax deductible contribution of $49.