Calendar

January 2015
  1. January 30 Calendar

    January

    30 On Friday, Jan 30, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will present “Silence Equals Death: How the Heroin Epidemic is Driving Change in Perception, Treatment, & the Law.” The program will explore the new recovery advocacy movement, how the heroin epidemic is fueling its growth and effectiveness, and the resulting changes in public perception, policy, and the law.  It will feature a screening of the acclaimed documentary film, “The Anonymous People.”  Following the film, WMU-Cooley Professor Lauren Rousseau will moderate a panel discussion with four experts in the field. The free event will take place Friday, Jan 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the WMU-Cooley Auburn Hills campus, 2630 Featherstone Rd. Space is limited.  To reserve a seat, email rousseal@cooley.edu.

    February

    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, on Monday, Feb. 2, 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 Two experts in developing dynamic businesses will focus on how Detroit entrepreneurs can grow globally during a free event Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Wayne State University Law School.  “Taking Detroit Global: Helping Local Entrepreneurs Expand” will be presented by Wayne Law’s Program for International Legal Studies and Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law. The event will be from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2242 of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. Lunch will be provided. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure One across West Palmer Street from the law school. Register by contacting Kaylee Place at 313-577-2731 or kaylee.place@wayne.edu.

    10 The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present an “E-Discovery Model Order Seminar” on Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in Room 115 of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit.  Join FBA members for a fast paced update on the cutting edge of e-discovery practice and procedure, including how to efficiently handle e-discovery in litigation; how to avoid sanctions, spoliation, adverse inferences or dismissal; and a panel presentation by judicial officers who crafted the Eastern District of Michigan’s recently approved “Model Order Relating to the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information” and “Checklist for Rule 26(f) Meet and Confer Regarding ESI.”  Cost, which includes lunch, is $25 for FBA?members and $35 for non-members.  For additional information or to register online, visit www.fbamich.org and click on “events.”

    11 The ADR Committees of the Macomb County, Oakland County, Washtenaw County, and Genesee County bar associations have collaborated to present a unique program for mediators and litigators on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 4:30 p.m. at Andiamo Trattoria, 7228 N. Main in Clarkston.  There will be an informal and informative panel discussion by four litigators from each county that explores this topic from the perspective of experienced litigators: “What are the best and worst practices of mediators?”  The panel members will be Robert Garvey from Macomb, James Fett from Washtenaw, Thomas Cranmer from Oakland, and Kendall Williams from Genesee.  The program, sponsored by Varnum LLP and Richard Hurford Dispute Resolution Services PC, is without charge and there will be complimentary light appetizers and a cash bar.  Attendance will be limited to 60. To register, email Richard Hurford at richard@hurfordresolution.com.  Registration will close on Jan. 31 or when the first 60 attendees register.

    11 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, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at Detroit Veterans Center, 2770 Park Ave. in Detroit. 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.

    12 The “OCBABC’s of Practice” is a free seminar series designed by the Oakland County Bar Association for attorneys recently admitted to practice law in Michigan.  At each session, participants will have the opportunity to hear from distinguished guest speakers on a variety of topics and get valuable insights and tips for starting their legal careers. Seminar topics and dates include:
    • You Have a Law Degree, Now What?—Thursday, Feb. 12.
    • Résumés and Interviews—Thursday, Feb. 19.
    • Hanging Out Your Own Shingle—Thursday, Feb. 26.
    All seminars will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Bar Center, 1760 S. Telegraph Rd., Suite 100.  Cost is $10 a seminar or $25 for all three.  To register online, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    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 Thursday, Feb. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1264 Meldrum St. in Detroit. Attendees are asked to register before 10:30 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 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, Feb. 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.

    14 As a part of the 2015 Detroit Entrepreneur Week (DEW), a group of local law firms, legal departments and practitioners are coming together to present a free Small Business Legal Academy (SBLA Detroit) for Detroit area entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. The event will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wayne State University Law School, 471 West Palmer in Detroit.  SBLA Detroit will consist of a series of hands-on panels designed to provide practical legal information necessary for new business owners and entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level.  Advance registration is recommended at www.dew15.eventbrite.com. Attendees are welcome to attend all day or for a portion of the day. An agenda will be posted to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/895941707093852/. Free parking is available in the surface lot immediately north of the Law School.

    17 The Rochester Bar Association will host its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rochester Mills Beer Company, 400 Water Street in Rochester.  The featured speaker will be  Sara Czubak who has a general and forensic psychology practice.  She will explain how such practices can be useful when representing a client.  Cost is a $10 meeting fee (or payment of $50 2014-15 annual dues which includes meeting fees) plus lunch as ordered off the menu.  Space is limited.  To register, email RBA President Bill Gottschalk at wgottschalk@cgolaw.com.

    17 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee continues its Anatomy of a Criminal Case – Year XVI brown bag lunch lecture series with “Trial Tactics:?Direct and Cross Examinations” featuring Lawrence G. Kaluzny and Mitchell R. Ribitwer on Tuesday, Feb. 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 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.

    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, Feb. 17, 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 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, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tumaini Center, 3430 Third Ave. in Detroit.  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.

    19 Area investment advisors, registered representatives, and trust officers are invited to Miller Canfield’s first Before the Bell Breakfast Forum in 2015.  “Insights from the Detroit Bankruptcy” will be offered Thursday, Feb. 19, from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at The Townsend Hotel, 100 Townsend Street in Birmingham.  Amanda Van Dusen, Miller Canfield public finance group leader, will discuss what the market can learn from Detroit’s bankruptcy about municipal bonds.  There is no cost to attend.  Space is limited to registered representatives, investment advisors, and trust officers.  Advance reservation required.  To register, visit www.millercanfield.com and click on “events.”  For additional information, call Sandy Bera at 248-267-3345.

    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, on Friday, Feb. 20, 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.

    23 The State Bar of Michigan Practice Management Resource Center will present a solo and small firm seminar called “Bootcamp: Starting a 21st Century Law Firm” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, at the State Bar of Michigan Michael Franck building located at 306 Townsend St. in downtown Lansing.  The seminar costs $110 to attend, and will include a lunch sponsored by Advantage Technologies.  For additional information about the event or to register, visit http://www.michbar.org/pmrc/bootcamp.cfm.

    25 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, Feb. 25, 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.