Calendar

October 2014
  1. October 27 ICLE calendar

    Masters in Litigation: Accounting and Finance for Litigators, Thursday, Oct. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 6 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $195, section members pay $175, and Michigan new lawyers pay $95.  ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.
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    Tax Law Series: State Tax Controversies, Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. via webcast. To find out CLE credits for this intermediate level course co-sponsored by the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, contact the ICLE.
    The general admission fee is $95, section members pay $85, and Michigan new lawyers pay $45.  ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.
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    Ethics Update 2014, Thursday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate level course offers 2.75 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $165 Michigan new lawyers pay $95.  ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.
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    Homeward Bound 2014-2015:?Energy - Michigan’s New Era, Thursday, Nov. 6, 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, and Michigan new lawyers pay $45.  ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.
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    Fundamentals of Personal and Business Tax Returns, Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace Diamond Center in Novi. This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 3.25 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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    13th Annual Family Law Institute, Thursday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace Diamond Center in Novi. This basic/intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Michigan Judicial Institute, 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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    Experts in Estate Planning: Estate and Distribution Planning for Retirement Benefits, Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 3.25 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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    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. October 27 Calendar

    October

    28 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host a “Craft Beer and App Share” event on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at One-Eyed Betty’s located at 175 W. Troy St. in Ferndale.  Attorneys are invited to join a fun-filled evening of Michigan craft beer and app sharing.  Attendees should bring their mobile device and share how their favorite app makes their practice more efficient.  Cost for those who pre-register is $35 for OCBA members, $25 for OCBA new lawyers, and $45 for non-members.  Cost at the door will be $50 for OCBA members, $30 for OCBA new lawyers, and $60 for non-members.  To register or for additional information, call 248-334-3400 or visit www.ocab.org and click on “More Events.”

    29 The Detroit Legal and Technology Group will sponsor a program titled “Business Court Technology and Innovation” on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Courtroom 1B of the Oakland County Circuit Court, 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac.  Business Court Judges Wendy Potts and James Alexander will be the featured speakers and will provide an overview of the Oakland Business Court operation, which began in June 2013.  Those attending should plan on arriving before 5 p.m.

    29 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, Oct. 29 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.

    30 Cutting-edge legal issues in doing business with India, China and the Middle East will be the focus of a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Wayne State University Law School.  “Legal Aspects of Investment in Three Emerging Markets: China, India and the Middle East” will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. The event, which is sponsored by the law school’s Program for International Legal Studies, is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided after the program. No registration is necessary. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from Wayne Law.

    November

    3 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 Monday, Nov. 3, 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 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. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Oakland 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.

    4 The State Bar of Michigan will present “Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice” from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the State Bar’s Michael Franck Building in downtown Lansing.  Registration costs $100 for lawyers who have been in practice for less than five years, and $125 for those who have practiced law for five years or more. The registration fee includes seminar materials, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Payment and the registration form, which can be downloaded from the SBM website at www.michbar.org/tipstools.cfm, must be received by Friday, Oct. 31. No walk-in registrations will be accepted.  For additional information, contact Karen Spohn with the State Bar of Michigan Professional Standards Division at kspohn@mail.michbar.org or 517-346-6309.

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

    6 The Jewish Bar Association of Michigan (JBAM) will conduct a seminar titled “2014 Legal Update: What Every Good Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know” at the Bloomfield Township Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The program is designed to enlighten and educate attorneys, paralegals, and others so that they can be informed as to recent changes in real estate laws and procedures. The Bloomfield Township Public Library is located at 1099 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Hills.  Registration is free to all JBAM members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited. A free lunch will be provided from 1 to 1:30 p.m. To register, contact Keith Sirlin at 248-682-6890 or sirlinawman@aol.com.
    7 The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) will host its 2014 Winter Meeting on Friday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd.  This year’s meeting is titled “Preparing for Battle: Litigation Strategies and Tools.”  Cost for the meeting is $210 for MDTC members, $235 for non-members, $75 for luncheon only, and $285 for a new member special (cost of meeting and one year of membership). To register, visit www.mdtc.org and click on “events.”

    7 The Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) annual “Fabulous Friday—Finds and Fun...on Wheels” event is returning to Leon and Lulu from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.  Guests will have the opportunity to shop for a good cause as a percentage of purchases will benefit programs designed to end bullying and youth violence. They will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and a raffle.  Leon and Lulu is located at 96 W. 14 Mile Road in Clawson.  For additional information or to register for this free event, visit www.mediation-omc.org.

    7 Butzel Long will offer it’s 27th Annual Labor, Employment, and Immigration Law Forum on Friday, Nov. 7, at The Dearborn Inn at 20301 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn.  The Butzel Long half-day seminar begins with registration at 7:15 a.m. The conference runs from 8:10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $175 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials. The Certification Institute (HRCI) has pre-approved this event for 3.5 credit hours (general).  Register online at www.butzel.com/labor2014. For inquiries, contact Charmese Wilson at 313-983-6904 or email at wilsonc@butzel.com.

    7 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. 7, 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 The State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section will host A (Habeas) Chorus Line networking event that begins with a networking reception with beverages, pizza and appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Clark Hill, located at 151 South Old Woodward Ave., Suite 200, in Birmingham. The event will then move at 7:30 p.m. to Berkley High School, located at 2325 Catalpa Drive in Berkley, where the musical parody troupe, A (Habeas) Chorus Line, a group composed almost entirely of attorneys, will perform. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information about the networking event, contact the section administrator at businesslaw@mi.rr.com or 248-953-9022. Register for A (Habeas) Chorus Line.

    10 Bodman PLC’s Workplace Law Group attorneys will host a seminar titled “Is Your Workplace Prepared for Increased Government Scrutiny?” on Monday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Schoolcraft College’s VisTaTech Center in Livonia.  The event is free and open to all business owners, HR officers, or other professionals with an interest in recent developments in workplace law.  Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, log on to http://www.bodmanlaw.com//Publications/misc%20PDFs/WP%20Seminar%20Nov2014.pdf .

    10 Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) will offer “Circuit Training for Mediators” on Monday, Nov. 10.  The training fee is $295.  Trainings taught at OMC are approved by SCAO and are designed to be highly interactive and skill based. The trainings take place at the Oakland Mediation Center in Bloomfield Hills and include continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and course materials. For additional information about the trainings, contact the Oakland Mediation Center training department at 248-338-4280, ext. 211 or visit their website at www.mediation-omc.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 Wednesday, Nov. 12, 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 http://www.ladadetroit.org.

    13 Michigan Supreme Court Justice Michael F. Cavanagh will be honored for his exemplary service on the bench at the Michigan Irish American Chamber of Commerce second annual gala on Thursday, Nov. 13. The event, featuring retired Judge James L. Ryan as master of ceremonies, will take place at the Gaelic League, 2068 Michigan Ave. in Detroit. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner catered by Slows Bar-B-Q at 6 o’clock followed by a presentation at 7. Tickets are $30 per person and only 200 are available for purchase.  For more information about the 2nd annual MIACC Gala, tribute to Supreme Court Justice, Michael F. Cavanagh, call 231-590-0003 or visit www.michiganirishchamber.com.

    14 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, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brightmoor Health Outreach Collaborative, 13624 Stout St.  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.

    18 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee continues its Anatomy of a Criminal Case – Year XVI brown bag lunch lecture series with “Expert Witness Cross Examination and the Daubert Hearing” featuring Charles D. Toby on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 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.