Homeward Bound 2015-2016: Real Estate and Title Insurance: Top Things You Need to Know, Thursday, May 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic/intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 2.75 CLE credits.
The general admission fee is $95, section members pay $85, Michigan new lawyers pay $45, ICLE basic partners pay $85, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.
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Experts in Estate Planning: The Estate Planner’s Definitve Guide to Business Entities and Income Tax, Wednesday, May 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme. This intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 2.75 CLE credits.
The general admission fee is $195, section members pay $165, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, and ICLE partners pay $165.
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29th Annual Tax Conference, Thursday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 6 CLE credits.
The general admission fee is $250, section members pay $150, Michigan new lawyers pay $75, ICLE partners pay $250.
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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. Visit ICLE’s website at www.icle.org.
3 The Federal Bar Association’s Federal Disability Benefits Committee will be presenting its Fourth Annual Seminar on Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC) on Tuesday, May 3, in Room L-44 at the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2630 Featherstone Road in Auburn Hills, from 1 to 4 p.m. The seminar will feature experts regarding VTCs who have established and implemented VTCs and continue in their administration and improvement. This seminar is at no cost to attendees. Attendees are requested to contact John E. Walus at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate attendance.
3 The Law Clerk Committee and the Appellate Practice Committee of the Federal Bar Association of Michigan, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present “Sixth Circuit Appellate Practice: Appealing Tips from Appellate Clerks” on Tuesday, May 3 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 West Lafayette in Detroit. The panel will be comprised of current and former law clerks at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Lunch will be provided. To register online, visit https://fbamich.org/ and click on “events.”
3 The Meisner Law Group PC is pleased to announce that Robert M. Meisner will be conducting a four week course on Tuesday evenings, May 3-24, from 7 to 9 p.m. covering Advanced Community Association Operation. This four week seminar is designed for board members and officers, managers, developers, and association members living in or working with a condominium, subdivision, cooperative, or community association. Attendees will explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association, including new important changes in the law. Cost is $95 ($85 per person when two or more enroll from the same organization). For registration information, contact The Meisner Law Group PC at 248-644-4433 or 800-470-4433, via email at email@example.com, or visit the seminar page on the firm’s website: Meisner-law.com.
4 National Business Institute will present an “IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop” on Wednesday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Detroit Marriott Southfield, 27033 Northwestern Highway. IEPs and 504 plans are essential tools to ensure positive learning outcomes for many students. The experienced faculty will offer an overview of legal liabilities in IEPs and 504 plans. Cost is $359 which includes audio CD and course book. To register, call 1-800-930-6182 or visit www.nbi-sems.com.
5 On Thursday, May 5, the Citizens Alliance for the Oakland County Probate and Circuit Courts will be conducting another session of the free seminar titled “Removing the Mysteries of Probate Court” in conjunction with the Southfield Senior Adult Recreation Center 50+, from 1 to 3 p.m. This program is designed to enlighten and educate senior citizens and their families so that they may make informed decisions regarding their estate planning and understand the probate process. The Southfield Senior Adult Recreation Center is located at 26000 Civic Center Drive, Room 221-222, in Southfield. To register for this free seminar, contact the City of Southfield Senior Adult Recreation Center 248-796-4650.
5 Online registration is now available for the 31st annual Oakland County Economic Outlook Forecast luncheon set for Thursday, May 5, at the Detroit Marriott Troy. University of Michigan economists Dr. George Fulton and Donald Grimes will present their projections on employment prospects in private manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors with breakdowns for all industry categories for Oakland County. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.AdvantageOakland.Eventbrite.com. Registration closes Friday, April 29, or when capacity is reached. The Detroit Marriott Troy is at 200 W. Big Beaver Road, east of Interstate 75, in Troy. The luncheon begins promptly at 11:45 a.m.
6 Bloomfield Hills-based Oakland County Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation), a nonprofit foundation serving the citizens of Oakland County and the legal profession, will host the 17th Annual Signature Event to benefit Michigan-based legal aid and education programs on Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. Tickets to the 17th Annual Signature Event are $175 per person and may be purchased at www.ocba.org under the “Oakland County Bar Foundation” tab and selecting “Signature Event” or by sending payment to the Oakland County Bar Foundation, located at 1760 S. Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, Bloomfield Hills, 48302. Those who are unable to attend the event but wish to contribute to the charitable causes supported by the Bar Foundation can send contributions to the address above. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For additional information, contact Katherine Tillinger at 248-334-3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 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, May 6, 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.
10 Miller Canfield will host its annual “HR Spring Training” for human resources professionals and in-house counsel on Tuesday, May 10, at the MSU Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road in Troy. The full-day seminar will cover the latest news, trends and best practices for human resource leaders, and will attract nearly 500 clients and guests from the private and public sectors. This program has been submitted for approval for recertification credits through the Human Resource Certification Institute and for CLE credits. The cost to attend is $90. Advanced registration is required. For additional information about the seminar and registration, visit millercanfield.com/HRSpringTraining.
10 The Association of Defense Trial Counsel will conduct its 51st Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 10, at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison. ADTC President Matthew S. LaBeau and past presidents will be honored. The election of officers and directors will also take place. Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson will be the guest speaker. The meeting begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. The program will commence at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served following the program (coat and tie required). Cost for the meeting for ADTC members is $60 and non-members pay $70, payable at the door. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, May 3. To confirm attendance, call Diane Hirshey at 313-237-0610.
10 The Membership Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association will host “Breakfast with the Bar” on Tuesday, May 10, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Iroquois Club, 43248 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills. This networking event will feature Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson as the guest speaker. Pre-registration cost, which includes a hot breakfast, is $15 for OCBA members and $25 for non-members. Cost at the door for all walk-ins is $40. For additional information or to register, visit www.ocba.org/events or call 248-334-3400.
10 The Book Club of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will next meet at noon on Tuesday, May 10, at noon in Room 722 of the Levin Courthouse for a discussion of “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789” by Joseph J. Ellis. All points of view will be welcomed and respected at Book Club sessions. There is no charge for FBA members. Non-members can attend for $5. Lunch will be offered for $10 or attendees can bring their own. For additional information, contact Erica Fitzgerald at email@example.com or by phone at 313-596-9318.
10 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host a free legal seminar, Seniors’ Law Day, on Tuesday, May 10, from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waterford Senior Center. Seniors’ Law Day is designed to help educate senior members of the community on different areas of law and to assist attendees in finding answers to their legal questions. Attendees will begin their day with a seminar covering wills and trusts. They will then choose from four breakout sessions: “Prenuptial Agreements for Seniors”; “Guardianships and Conservatorships”; “Patient Advocates and Durable Powers of Attorney”; and “Financial Scams.” Participants will also have an opportunity to talk one-on-one to an attorney and receive brief advice and counsel during the “Ask a Lawyer” session from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A free lunch will be served at noon. The Waterford Senior Center is located at 3621 Pontiac Lake Rd. in Waterford. Those interested in attending should register with the OCBA by calling Merri Lee Jones at 248-334-3400.
12 Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) will host its Annual Meeting and Conference titled “Unlocking Discovery: Legal and Technology Updates to Maximize Your Practice” on Thursday and Friday, May 12-13, at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Detroit. The program covers topics important to all litigators and will enable attendees to hone their litigation skills while participating in a variety of networking and social activities. The conference will feature a distinguished faculty from across the state including experienced and successful trial lawyers, prominent consultants, and well-respected state and federal trial and appellate judges. To register or for additional information, visit www.mdtc.org.
12 As local governments and school districts face ever-increasing budget constraints and capital needs, learn more about municipal borrowing in a free webinar for local governmental units. Foster Swift bond attorney John Kamins will present the webinar “A Current Guide to Municipal Bonds and Debt” on Thursday, May 12, from noon to 1 p.m. Kamins will present on topics including the nuts and bolts of issuing bonds with or without voter approval and who buys bonds and how. Also, Kamins will discuss the Michigan laws controlling how municipalities and schools borrow money or refinance debt, federal tax laws on tax-exempt bonds, and major developments in federal securities laws regulating municipal financial advisors and the disclosure duties of municipal officials. To register for the webinar, go to: http://bit.ly/1VyeJkC.
13 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, May 13, 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.
15 The Catholic Lawyers Society will be honoring U.S. District Court Judge Terrance G. Berg, Eastern District of Michigan, with the Monsignor Charles Malloy Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday, May 15, at the society’s annual meeting and brunch. The meeting begins with 9:30 a.m. mass at Gesu Catholic Church, 17180 Oak Dr. in Detroit. Afterwards, at 11 a.m., brunch will be served at the Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Rd. in Detroit. Cost is $35 per person. To sign up online, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45aaa72fa6fa7-annual1. For additional information, contact Mayra Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-618-4992.
17 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 “Trauma Drama and Getting Your Client to Help You Represent Them” featuring Ellen Yashinsky Chute of Jewish Family Services on Tuesday, May 17, 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.
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 Tuesday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency, 196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. in Pontiac. 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 248-253-1548, ext. 4005.
20 The controversial lawsuit and subsequent verdict in the copyright infringement case of the song “Blurred Lines” will be topic of discussion by music and copyright experts who will present a review of the judicial ruling and the impact of that ruling on the creation and performance of music. “A Clear View of ‘Blurred Lines' " will be presented by the Midwest Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA and the Arts, Communications, Entertainment & Sports Section of the State Bar of Michigan on Friday, May 20, from noon to 2 p.m. at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 651 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit (parking available on Larned across from the law school). Cost is $12.50 in advance/$15 day of event; $10 in advance/$12.50 day of event for CSUSA members; $7 in advance/$9 day of event for students. Limited registration available, light lunch included. For advanced registration, visit www.csusa.org/clearview/blurredlines.
20 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, May 20, 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.