Calendar

May 2015
  1. May 25 ICLE calendar

    1st Annual Entrepreneurial Law Institute, Thursday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday, May 29, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit.  This basic/intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Business Law, Information Technology Law, and Intellectual Property Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan, 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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    55th Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute, Friday, June 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic/intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 10.5 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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    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.

  2. May 25 Calendar

    May

    26 The Book Club of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will meet next on Tuesday, May 26, at noon in Room 722 of the Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit for a discussion of “Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide,” by Joel Cohen. All points of view will be welcomed and respected at the Book Club session. Cost is no charge for FBA members; $5 non-members. Lunch will be offered for $10 or attendees may bring their own.

    27 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. in Detroit, on Wednesday, May 27, 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 www.ladadetroit.org.

    28 The Macomb County Bar Association will conduct its new lawyer admission ceremony on Thursday, May 28, at 4 p.m. at the Macomb County Courthouse 4th floor courtroom, 40 N. Main in Mt. Clemens. Participants are asked to check in by 3 p.m. Law school graduates who passed the bar exam and wish to register for the admission ceremony should contact Tracy Stabryla at 586-468-2940 ext. 101, by email at tstabryla@macombbar.org, or visit www.macombbar.org.
     

    28 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) is providing legal assistance to the Capuchin Legal Clinic on the fourth Thursday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen on 4390 Conner St.  Assistance is available exclusively to clients of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. The next fourth Thursday session will be on May 28.  Anyone seeking legal services can call 877-964-4700 or visit www.ladadetroit.org.

    29 The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association/Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan New Lawyer Admission Ceremony will take place Friday, May 29, 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, email admissions@detroitlawyer.org.
     

    29 Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) will offer a “Facilitation Skills from Mediations to Meetings” training on Friday, May 29, by Zena Zumeta of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute. In this multi-faceted, State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) approved training, participants will gain the facilitation skills necessary to run successful mediations and meetings.  The training cost is $325 and includes the book “Great Meetings! Great Results” by Dee Kelsey and Pam Plumb. Participants will also receive a certificate of attendance as well as breakfast, lunch and refreshments.  For additional information about the trainings, contact the Oakland Mediation Center training department at 248-338-4280, ext. 216 or visit the website at www.mediation-omc.org.

    30 Registration is now open for The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic’s third annual Walk for Justice at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, May 30 starting at 8 a.m.  Admission is $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event. Law students can register for $20 and children, up to 16 years old, are admitted for free. The registration fee includes zoo admission, parking, a Walk for Justice t-shirt, refreshments, and entry into a door prize drawing.  All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army’s William Booth Legal Aid Clinic which has helped resolve nearly 35,000 legal issues affecting low income families, individuals and U.S. military veterans.  For additional information about the Walk for Justice and to register, visit www.walkforjustice.org or call 313-361-6340.

    June

    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, on Monday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon 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.

    3 The State Bar of Michigan Labor & Employment Law Section will host its annual Spring-Board Seminar at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, at The Reserve at Big Rock Chop House, located at 245 S. Eton St. in Birmingham.  Spring-Board will feature an hour-long panel presentation followed by a series of roundtable discussions and an evening of networking and drinks and hors d’oeuvres. This year the seminar will review “The Expansion of Civil Rights Protections Based on Sexual Orientation and the Impact on the Workplace.”  The seminar costs $50 in advance of May 29, and $60 at the door. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres and valet parking are included in the cost of admission. Register online at http://connect.michbar.org/laborlaw/home/. For additional information on Spring-Board, contact Michele Crockett at crockett@millercanfield.com or 313-63-6420 or Allyson Miller at amiller@greektowncasino.com or 313-309-7400.

    5 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, June 5, from 9 a.m. to noon 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
    Registration is open for the 2015 Wayne Law Golf Outing set for Monday, June 8, at the Country Club of Detroit, 220 Country Club Drive in Grosse Pointe Farms. Check-in on the day of the scramble-format event for foursomes is set for 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A cocktail reception and dinner will follow play, as will presentations of golfer awards, a scholarship award, and an update from Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson.  To register or complete sponsorship online, or to download registration and sponsorship forms, visit law.wayne.edu/golf. For details, contact Matt Cunningham at 313-577-0749 or mc10@wayne.edu.

    9
    The 8th Annual Bench Bar Culinary Challenge will be hosted Tuesday, June 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  This annual charitable event is one of a kind in metro Detroit for friendly competition in an outdoor cook-off between teams from the bench and bar.  It returns to Huntington Woods this year, this time at the home of Laura Eisenberg.  All proceeds benefit Alternatives for Girls, Crossroads for Youth, and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation’s scholarship fund.  The event is not affiliated with any particular bar association.  Tickets are $50.  For information on sponsorships, ads, and tickets, contact co-chair Lavinia Biasell at laviniasb@gmail.com or 248-762-7728.

    10 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for income-eligible veterans on Wednesday, June 10, 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 www.ladadetroit.org.

    11 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee will continue its Fundamentals of Juvenile Law – Year 9, a brown bag lunch lecture series, with a look at “Juvenile Justice” featuring attorney Christine P. Piatkowski on Thursday, June 11, 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.

    11 Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) is providing legal assistance to the Capuchin Legal Clinic on the second Thursday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen on 4390 Conner St.  Assistance is available exclusively to clients of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. The next session will be on Thursday, June 11.  Anyone seeking legal services can call 877-964-4700 or visit www.ladadetroit.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 Friday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to noon 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.­

    12
    The New Lawyers Committee (NLC) of the Oakland County Bar Association will host its 16th Annual Tigers Outing on Friday, June 12, as the Detroit Tigers take on the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park.  At 6:30 p.m., prior to the 7:08 p.m. game, the NLC will present a check for all the funds it raised throughout the year for Pets for Vets.  Cost for the event is $40 per person.  Registration is requested by Monday, June 1.  To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    16 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee will continue its Anatomy of a Criminal Case-Year XVII, a brown bag lunch lecture series, with a look at “Veterans Court” featuring Jack H. Holmes on Tuesday, June 16, 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 www.ocba.org.

    16 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 Tuesday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to noon 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.

    18 The Italian American Bar Association of Michigan (IABAM) will present its 25th Annual Justinian Night (and Elections) honoring Michigan Supreme Court Justice David F. Viviano on Thursday, June 18, at Tre Monti Restaurant, 1695 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy.  Cocktails, cigars, music, and bocce begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow.  Guest speaker will be Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard H. Bernstein.  Cost is $65 per person.  To register, contact Randall Chioini on or before Wednesday, June 10, at 586-465-4900 or randall@chioinigroup.com.

    19 Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) will host its 17th annual charity golf outing on Friday, June 19, at TPC Michigan, One Nicklaus Drive, Dearborn.  The outing is open to the public. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., the shotgun start at 8:30.  Donations are $125 for single players and $500 for foursomes. They include 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and team photos.  Net proceeds from the outing will help LAD provide legal services to low-income residents in metropolitan Detroit.  For reservations or further information, contact Bedelia Brown at 313-967-5619 or bbrown@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 Friday, June 19, beginning at 9 a.m. at H.O.P.E. Center, 33222 Groesbeck Highway in Fraser.  Attendees are asked to register before 10 a.m. as LAD staff will assist only those persons who have registered by that time.  For additional information, call LAD’s Macomb County office at 586-465-1344.