Calendar

April 2014
  1. April 24 Calendar

     April

     
    24 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will conduct a public roundtable at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills Campus, on Thursday, April 24, to discuss the new post-grant patent review procedures under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA).  The USPTO has scheduled this roundtable, which is free and open to the public, for Thursday, April 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 2630 Featherstone Road in Auburn Hills.  Following the program, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host a reception at the Cooley from 5 to 7 p.m.
     
    29 The Real Estate Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association will present “Commercial Real Estate: Development Basics” on Tuesday, April 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Oakland County Bar Center, 1760 S. Telegraph, Ste. 100, in Bloomfield Hills.  Pre-registration cost is $60 for OCBA members, $43 for OCBA new lawyers, and $80 for all non-members.  Cost at the door will be $80 for OCBA members, $56 for OCBA new lawyers, and $105 for all non-members.  To register or for additional information, call 248-334-3400 or visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”
     
    29 The Federal Bar Association Federal Disability Benefits Committee will be presenting a seminar on Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC) on Tuesday, April 29.  It will be held in Room 115 at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette Blvd, in Detroit, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.  This is a “no cost” seminar.  Register with John E. Walus at jewalus@aol.com or 248-357-7013. 
     
    29 Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack will be the special keynote speaker for the 2014 Leonard R. Gilman Award Luncheon.  The Federal Bar Association, Eastern district of Michigan Chapter, will host the lunch on on Tuesday, April 29, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the “Woodward” Ballroom of the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.  This year’s Gilman Award will be presented to John R. Minock of Cramer, Minock, & Sweeney PLC.  For additional information or to register online, visit www.fbamich.org and click on “events.”
     
    May
     
    1 The U.S. District Court, the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the Wolverine Bar Association will jointly host its Law Day 2014 open house on Thursday, May 1, at from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit.  The event will feature courthouse tours, agency displays and handouts, a panel discussion, and free hot dogs, chips, and cookies.  For additional information, visit www.fbamich.org and click on “events.”
     
    1 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA), in partnership with Oakland County Youth Assistance, will host a free Legal Aid Clinic on Thursday, May 1, at the Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Rd. To learn more about the clinics or to register, contact the OCBA at 248-334-3400.
     
    2 Cooley Law School in collaboration with the Criminal Defense Resource Center will conduct a training session for criminal defense attorneys, probation agents, prosecutors and judges to learn about the new Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) procedure.  The training session will be conducted by Jacqueline McCann, assistant defender with the State Appellate Defender Office and author of Defender Sentencing Book.  The seminar will be held Friday, May 2, from noon to 2 p.m. at Cooley’s Auburn Hills Campus—2630 Featherstone Rd., Room AH 186—but live simulcasts will be available at Cooley’s campuses in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Lansing. The seminar is free of charge, but since space is limited, advance registration is required. For registration information, contact Heather Waara at hwaara@sado.org or 313-256-9833.
     
    2 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 2, 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.
     
    9 U.S. District Court Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen, Eastern District of Michigan, will deliver the keynote address during the LAHC 26th Annual Awards Gala. This event  is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 9, at the Adoba Hotel (formerly the Hyatt Regency) in Dearborn.  To order tickets or for additional information on the LAHC 26th Annual Awards Gala, visit www.lahc.org.
     
    9 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 9, 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 Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) has a new one-day seminar to inspire mediators, managers, supervisors, team leaders, and any other meeting facilitators.  “Facilitation Skills from Mediations to Meetings” will be delivered on Friday, May 16, by Zena Zumeta of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute. The training cost is $325. For additional information about the training, contact the Oakland Mediation Center training department at 248-338-4280, ext. 216 or visit their website at www.mediation-omc.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, from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 16, 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.
     
    16 On Friday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Women’s Advisory Board for Oakland County will host a free Women Veterans Job and Networking Fair at Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus located at 2900 Featherstone Road.  “OPERATION: SUCCESS” is an event that will provide information for women veterans seeking access to services for career and employment opportunities.  Space is limited. Veterans interested in attending should register by calling 248-853-7862 or go online at www.business.auburnhillschamber.com/events/details/operation-success-1103. The fair will be held in Oakland Community College’s Building G-Student Center located at 2900 Featherstone Road in Auburn Hills.
     
    20 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA), in partnership with Oakland County Youth Assistance, will host a free Legal Aid Clinic on Tuesday, May 20, at St Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N Lapeer Rd. Lake Orion. To learn more about the clinics or to register, contact the OCBA at 248-334-3400.
     
    20 Oakland County Circuit Court candidate Lisa Langton is kicking off her campaign with 166 members of Oakland County’s legal community serving as members of her host committee for a fundraising event at Andiamo’s in Bloomfield Hills on Tuesday, May 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Tickets for the May 20th event are $100 per person or $175 per couple. Andiamo’s is located at 6676 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills.  To register for the event, call 586-405-2260 or email K_Lampar@yahoo.com.
     
    20 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee will begin its Anatomy of a Criminal Case – Year XVI brown bag lunch lecture series with a look at “Oakland County Jail Diversion Advisory Team (JDAT)” featuring Lisa Dunn on Tuesday, May 20, 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.
     
    31 Coinciding with the celebration of 20 years in operation, the Salvation Army’s William Booth Legal Aid Clinic is hosting its Second Annual Walk for Justice at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, May 31, starting at 8 a.m.  All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army’s William Booth Legal Aid Clinic.  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 an entry into a door prize drawing.  For additional information about the Walk for Justice and to register, visit www.walkforjustice.org or call 313-361-6340.