Calendar

October 2014
  1. October 1 Calendar

    October

    2 Current issues in international commercial arbitration will be the topic of a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 2, sponsored by the Program for International Legal Studies at Wayne State University Law School.  The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. The event is free and lunch will be provided after the program. No registration is necessary. Parking will be available for $7 (credit or debit cards only) in Parking Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school.

    2 Labor law will be the topic Thursday, Oct. 2, for the opening presentation of the 2014-15 Wayne State University Law School Alumni Speaker Series.  Four panelists, all Wayne Law alumni, will participate. The discussion 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. The event is free, and lunch will be provided. To register, contact Brianna Fritz at brianna.fritz@wayne.edu or 313-577-2750. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school.

    2 The justices of the Michigan Supreme Court and the judges of the Michigan Court of Appeals, Ingham, Jackson, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne County Circuit Courts, and U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts, Tribal Appellate Court Justices, Tribal Court Judges have been invited to attend the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) “Meet the Judges”?event on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Baronette Renaissance, 27790 Novi Road in Novi.  Hors d’oeuvres will be served and an open bar will be provided. Capacity is limited so registration is required.  Cost for the event is $85 for MDTC members and $135 for non-members (includes membership).  To register or for additional information, visit http://www.mdtc.org and click on “Upcoming Events.”

    2 Secrest Wardle attorneys will join the International Association of Special Investigations Units-Michigan Chapter as presenters at “Avoiding the Fraud Vortex.”  The program will take place Thursday, Oct. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Schoolcraft College’s Vista Tech Center, 18600 Haggerty Rd. in Livonia.  Secrest Wardle Executive Partner Margaret A. Scott will present “Solicitation-Legal Interpretations and Strategies for No-Fault Claims” during the morning session.  Secrest Wardle Partner Terri L. Antisdale will present “Materiality-Case Law Updates and Assigned Claims Plan” during the program’s afternoon session.  Early registration fee for the program is $75 until Friday, Sept. 19. After Spet. 19, cost is $95.  Law enforcement and fire personnel may attend for $15.  For registration form and detailed course information, visit  http://www.miiasiu.org/events.html.

    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, from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 6, 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.

    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, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, 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 further information, contact LAD staff attorney Mayada Saroki at 313-967-5801.

    7 The Meisner Law Group PC is pleased to announce that Robert M. Meisner will be conducting a four week course Tuesday evenings from Oct. 7-28 from 7 to 9 p.m. covering “Introduction to Successful Condominium Operation.”  This four week information packed 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. Cost for the “Introduction to Successful Condominium Operation” program in October 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:  bmeisner@meisner-law.com, or visit the seminar page on the website:  Meisner-law.com.

    7 The Oakland County Bar Association, in partnership with Oakland County Youth Assistance, will host a free Legal Aid Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Rd. in Ferndale.  The clinic, which takes place from 4:30 to 7 p.m., is one of three being offered during the month of October – Pro Bono Recognition month.  To learn more about the clinics or to register, contact the OCBA at 248-334-3400.

    7 The RISE Committee of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will begin its 2014-2015 Power Lunches:?Selected Topics in Federal Litigation brown bag lunch series on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room #115 of the Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit.  Speaking on the topic of “Removal” will be Cynthia M. Filipovich of Clark Hill PLC and Robert M. Jackson of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, and Cohn LLP.  This event is free (bring a lunch), but space is limited.  To register by Thursday, Oct. 2, contact Bethany Stawasz at 313-965-8412 or bstawasz@clarkhill.com; or Roger Meyers at 313-465-7468 or rmeyers@honigman.com.

    8 The U.S. District Court and the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Chapter’s Pro Bono and Labor & Employment Law Committees will jointly present a “Labor and Employment Civil Litigation Training Seminar” for pro bono attorneys and members of the Pro Bono Council, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 115 of the Levin U.S. Courthouse, with training meant for litigators new to the area of labor and employment.  Attendees, who  must be  willing to accept a pro bono assignment from the court, will not only learn about the applicable law and common practices, but also will obtain applicable tips on working with judges in the Eastern District, pro se parties, and resolution of such cases.  Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the court and will include judges and magistrates who will mingle with the attendees.  To register for the seminar, email bonnie@burgess-sharp.com by Wednesday, Oct. 1.

    8 On Wednesday, Oct. 8, from noon to 1 p.m., the Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence (OCCCADV) will conduct its annual Oakland County Domestic Violence Prevention Awards Ceremony in the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium located in Pontiac.  The OCCCADV will honor six community members who have demonstrated exemplary service to victims of domestic violence. All are welcome to attend.

    8 The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library continues to host WestlawNext™ training classes for attorneys in 2014 on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a look at Advanced WestlawNext Searching. 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.

    9 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee will continue its Fundamentals of Juvenile Law – Year 8, a brown bag lunch lecture series, with “State of the Law” featuring attorney Ryan J. Deel on Thursday, Oct. 9, 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.

    10 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, Oct. 10, 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.

    10 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, Oct. 10, 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.

    14 Oakland County Circuit Court Chief Judge Nanci J. Grant will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, Oct. 14, meeting of the Association of Defense Trial Counsel at Maggiano’s in Troy.  Grant’s topic will be “Motion and Trial Practice in Oakland County Circuit Court: Pointers from the Chief Judge.”  The meeting begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 and dinner at 7.  Cost for the meeting for members is $45 (includes one drink ticket) and non-members pay $50, payable at the door.  To confirm attendance, call Diane Hirshey at 313-237-0610.
    14 The Oakland County Bar Association, in partnership with Oakland County Youth Assistance, will host a free Legal Aid Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd. in Lake Orion.  The clinic, which takes place from 4:30 to 7 p.m., is one of three being offered during the month of October – Pro Bono Recognition month.  To learn more about the clinics or to register, contact the OCBA at 248-334-3400.

    15 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, Oct. 15, 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.

    15 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, Oct. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mack Alive Inc.  Community Resource Center, 3746 Fischer St.  Attendees are asked to bring copies of their documents and register before 2 p.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.

    16 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for participants of Cody Rouge Family Connect on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Don Bosco Hall, 19321 W. Chicago 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.

    16 National Labor Relations Board member Nancy J. Schiffer will give the keynote address during the Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 16, at Wayne State University Law School.  Alumni, students, and anyone interested in furthering their insight into labor law are invited to attend the symposium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St.  The registration fee for the symposium is $100, which includes all sessions, presentation materials, breakfast and lunch. Students, NLRB staff and government employees can register for a reduced cost of $25. The deadline for registration is Thursday, Oct. 2. Register online at law.wayne.edu/gottfried2014.  For more details, call the Wayne Law Dean’s Office at 313-577-6497.

    20 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for participants of Cody Rouge Family Connect on Monday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Don Bosco Hall, 19321 W. Chicago 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.

    20 The Oakland County Bar Association, in partnership with Oakland County Youth Assistance, will host a free Legal Aid Clinic on Monday, Oct. 20, at Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Rd. in Southfield.  The clinic, which takes place from 4:30 to 7 p.m., is one of three being offered during the month of October – Pro Bono Recognition month.  To learn more about the clinics or to register, contact the OCBA at 248-334-3400.

    21 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee continues its Anatomy of a Criminal Case – Year XVI brown bag lunch lecture series with “Know Your Judge:?Circuit Court” featuring Douglas K. Oliver on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 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.

    24 This year’s Wayne Law Review Symposium will bring together judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, academic experts and a former criminal Friday, Oct. 24, to discuss the topic “Sentencing White Collar Defendants: How Much Is Enough?”  The free symposium will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at Wayne State University Law School, 471 W. Palmer St. The event is open to the public. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school. The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and an evening cocktail and networking reception. Register at law.wayne.edu/lawreview2014 by Wednesday, Oct. 15.

  2. October 2 Calendar

    October

    2 The justices of the Michigan Supreme Court and the judges of the Michigan Court of Appeals, Ingham, Jackson, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne County Circuit Courts, and U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts, Tribal Appellate Court Justices, Tribal Court Judges have been invited to attend the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) “Meet the Judges”?event on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Baronette Renaissance, 27790 Novi Road in Novi.  Hors d’oeuvres will be served and an open bar will be provided. Capacity is limited so registration is required.  Cost for the event is $85 for MDTC members and $135 for non-members (includes membership).  To register or for additional information, visit http://www.mdtc.org and click on “Upcoming Events.”

    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, from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 6, 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.

    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, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, 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 further information, contact LAD staff attorney Mayada Saroki at 313-967-5801.

    7 The Meisner Law Group PC is pleased to announce that Robert M. Meisner will be conducting a four week course Tuesday evenings from Oct. 7-28 from 7 to 9 p.m. covering “Introduction to Successful Condominium Operation.”  This four week information packed 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. Cost for the “Introduction to Successful Condominium Operation” program in October 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:  bmeisner@meisner-law.com, or visit the seminar page on the website:  Meisner-law.com.

    7 The Oakland County Bar Association, in partnership with Oakland County Youth Assistance, will host a free Legal Aid Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Rd. in Ferndale.  The clinic, which takes place from 4:30 to 7 p.m., is one of three being offered during the month of October – Pro Bono Recognition month.  To learn more about the clinics or to register, contact the OCBA at 248-334-3400.

    7 The RISE Committee of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will begin its 2014-2015 Power Lunches:?Selected Topics in Federal Litigation brown bag lunch series on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room #115 of the Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit.  Speaking on the topic of “Removal” will be Cynthia M. Filipovich of Clark Hill PLC and Robert M. Jackson of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, and Cohn LLP.  This event is free (bring a lunch), but space is limited.  To register by Thursday, Oct. 2, contact Bethany Stawasz at 313-965-8412 or bstawasz@clarkhill.com; or Roger Meyers at 313-465-7468 or rmeyers@honigman.com.

    8 The U.S. District Court and the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Chapter’s Pro Bono and Labor & Employment Law Committees will jointly present a “Labor and Employment Civil Litigation Training Seminar” for pro bono attorneys and members of the Pro Bono Council, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 115 of the Levin U.S. Courthouse, with training meant for litigators new to the area of labor and employment.  Attendees, who  must be  willing to accept a pro bono assignment from the court, will not only learn about the applicable law and common practices, but also will obtain applicable tips on working with judges in the Eastern District, pro se parties, and resolution of such cases.  Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the court and will include judges and magistrates who will mingle with the attendees.  To register for the seminar, email bonnie@burgess-sharp.com by Wednesday, Oct. 1.

    8 On Wednesday, Oct. 8, from noon to 1 p.m., the Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence (OCCCADV) will conduct its annual Oakland County Domestic Violence Prevention Awards Ceremony in the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium located in Pontiac.  The OCCCADV will honor six community members who have demonstrated exemplary service to victims of domestic violence. All are welcome to attend.

    8 The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library continues to host WestlawNext™ training classes for attorneys in 2014 on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a look at Advanced WestlawNext Searching. 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.

    9 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee will continue its Fundamentals of Juvenile Law – Year 8, a brown bag lunch lecture series, with “State of the Law” featuring attorney Ryan J. Deel on Thursday, Oct. 9, 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.

    10 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, Oct. 10, 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.

    10 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, Oct. 10, 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.

    14 Oakland County Circuit Court Chief Judge Nanci J. Grant will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, Oct. 14, meeting of the Association of Defense Trial Counsel at Maggiano’s in Troy.  Grant’s topic will be “Motion and Trial Practice in Oakland County Circuit Court: Pointers from the Chief Judge.”  The meeting begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 and dinner at 7.  Cost for the meeting for members is $45 (includes one drink ticket) and non-members pay $50, payable at the door.  To confirm attendance, call Diane Hirshey at 313-237-0610.

    14 The Oakland County Bar Association, in partnership with Oakland County Youth Assistance, will host a free Legal Aid Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd. in Lake Orion.  The clinic, which takes place from 4:30 to 7 p.m., is one of three being offered during the month of October – Pro Bono Recognition month.  To learn more about the clinics or to register, contact the OCBA at 248-334-3400.

    15 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, Oct. 15, 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.

    15 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, Oct. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mack Alive Inc.  Community Resource Center, 3746 Fischer St.  Attendees are asked to bring copies of their documents and register before 2 p.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.

    16 The Law Clerk Committee of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will host a Judicial Family Reunion event on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Detroit office of Dickinson Wright located at 500 Woodward Ave., 4th floor.  All current and former law clerks are welcome to join in the reception for all Eastern District of Michigan federal judges (Sixth Circuit, District Court, Bankruptcy, and Magistrate).  Refreshments will be served. Cost to attend is $15 for FBA?members and $25 for non-members.  To register, visit www.fbamich.org and click on “events.”

    16 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for participants of Cody Rouge Family Connect on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Don Bosco Hall, 19321 W. Chicago 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.

    16 National Labor Relations Board member Nancy J. Schiffer will give the keynote address during the Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 16, at Wayne State University Law School.  Alumni, students, and anyone interested in furthering their insight into labor law are invited to attend the symposium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St.  The registration fee for the symposium is $100, which includes all sessions, presentation materials, breakfast and lunch. Students, NLRB staff and government employees can register for a reduced cost of $25. The deadline for registration is Thursday, Oct. 2. Register online at law.wayne.edu/gottfried2014.  For more details, call the Wayne Law Dean’s Office at 313-577-6497.

    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, from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 17, 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.

    20 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. will conduct a free outreach clinic on civil legal services for participants of Cody Rouge Family Connect on Monday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Don Bosco Hall, 19321 W. Chicago 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.

    20 The Oakland County Bar Association, in partnership with Oakland County Youth Assistance, will host a free Legal Aid Clinic on Monday, Oct. 20, at Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Rd. in Southfield.  The clinic, which takes place from 4:30 to 7 p.m., is one of three being offered during the month of October – Pro Bono Recognition month.  To learn more about the clinics or to register, contact the OCBA at 248-334-3400.

    21 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee continues its Anatomy of a Criminal Case – Year XVI brown bag lunch lecture series with “Know Your Judge:?Circuit Court” featuring Douglas K. Oliver on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 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.

    24 This year’s Wayne Law Review Symposium will bring together judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, academic experts and a former criminal Friday, Oct. 24, to discuss the topic “Sentencing White Collar Defendants: How Much Is Enough?”  The free symposium will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at Wayne State University Law School, 471 W. Palmer St. The event is open to the public. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school. The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and an evening cocktail and networking reception. Register at law.wayne.edu/lawreview2014 by Wednesday, Oct. 15.