Calendar

April 2015
  1. April 1 ICLE calendar

    ADA Accommodation Workshop, Wednesday, April 8, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate level course offers 3.25 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $195, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, and ICLE partners pay $165.

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    40th Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute, Thursday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Friday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This basic/intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 8.25 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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    Merger and Property Settlement Agreements After Peabody, Thursday, April 9, from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. via webcast. To find out CLE credits for this basic/intermediate level course, contact the ICLE.
    The general admission fee is $95 and Michigan new lawyers pay $45. ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.

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    Medicaid & Health Care Planning Update 2015, Wednesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Probate &?Estate Planning Section and Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 3.25 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $165, section members pay $145, and Michigan new lawyers pay $95. ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.

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    Medical Diagnosis and Your No-Fault Case, Wednesday, April 22, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate level course offers 2.75 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $195, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, and ICLE partners pay $165.

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    2nd Annual No-Fault Summit, Thursday, April 23, from 8 a.m.to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic/intermediate/advanced level course offers 8.5 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $395, Michigan new lawyers pay $195, and ICLE partners pay $345.

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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. April 1 Calendar

    April

    1 Bodman PLC’s Workplace Law Group attorneys are pleased to announce a new series of quarterly “Sunrise Roundtable” sessions. The sessions will be held in Bodman’s Detroit, and Troy offices for the convenience of employers throughout the Detroit metropolitan area on Wednesday, April 1, in Detroit; and Thursday, April 2, in Troy. A light continental breakfast will be provided. These sessions will focus on the Department of Labor’s final rule, issued on February 25, 2015, that defines “spouse” under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include same sex spouses.  There is no charge to attend the Sunrise Roundtable. Advance registration, however, is required by contacting Kristyn Kelley, kkelley@bodmanlaw.com or 313-656-2542.

    2 The 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act will be the focus of a panel discussion on Thursday, April 2, at Wayne State University Law School.  Five panelists will share their expertise from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided. The event is presented by the Wayne Law Dean’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan.  Register by contacting Kaylee Place at kaylee.place@wayne.edu or 313-577-2731.

    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 Monday, April 6, 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.

    8 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, April 8, 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 www.ladadetroit.org.

    9 Stephen Ross, a world-class real estate developer, philanthropist and owner of the Miami Dolphins, will visit his alma mater, Wayne State University Law School, on Thursday, April 9.  As part of the visit, Ross, Wayne Law class of 1965, will participate in a question-and-answer session with law school Dean Jocelyn Benson, discussing his career and accomplishments over the past 50 years.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. The evening will begin with a brief hors d’oeuvres reception. Register with Kaylee Place at 313-577-2731 or kaylee.place@wayne.edu.

    9 Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) is providing legal assistance to the Capuchin Legal Clinic on the second Thursday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen on 1264 Meldrum St. in Detroit.  Assistance is available exclusively to clients of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. The next session will be on April 9.  Anyone seeking legal services can call 877-964-4700 or visit www.ladadetroit.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, on Friday, April 10, 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.

    11 The 12th Annual Detroit Mercy Law Voice for Justice Auction will be held on Saturday, April 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Stroh River Place Atrium, 300 River Place Drive in Detroit.  This year’s auction will include more than 200 items, including gift certificates, gift baskets, sports memorabilia, electronics, event tickets, and events hosted by the faculty.  Advance tickets are $75 per person ($30 for Detroit Mercy Law students) purchased online at www.law.udmercy.edu until noon on Friday, April 10.  Tickets will cost $100 at the door.

    13 Morris Dees, who is widely celebrated for his civil rights work with the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he co-founded, will speak Monday, April 13, at Wayne State University Law School.  Dees’ presentation, “With Justice for All in a Changing America,” which is free and open to the public, is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. The event will begin with a reception for Dees, and the lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.

    14 Macomb County Circuit Court Judge James M. Maceroni will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, April 14, meeting of the Association of Defense Trial Counsel (ADTC) at City Kitchen, 16844 Kercheval in Grosse Pointe.  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 ADTC members is $45 and non-members pay $50, payable at the door.  Reservations must be made by noon on Friday, April 10.  To confirm attendance, call Diane Hirshey at 313-237-0610.

    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, April 15, 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 www.ladadetroit.org.

    16 On Thursday, April 16, the Citizens Alliance for the Oakland County Probate and Circuit Courts will conduct a free seminar titled “Removing the Mysteries of Probate Court” at the City of Troy Community Center 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 City of Troy Senior Center is located at 3179 Livernois in Troy.  To register for this free seminar, contact the City of Troy Senior Center at 248-524-3484. 

    16 Miller Canfield will host its next Before the Bell Breakfast Form at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham on Thursday, April 16, from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m.?This forum will take a look at “Top 10 Things to Know about ERISA Compliance for Broker Dealers and Investment Advisers.”  Advance registration is required. There is no cost to attend. ?To register, visit www.millercanfield.com and click on “events.”  For additional information, contact Sandy Bera at 248-267-3345.

    16 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee will continue its Fundamentals of Juvenile Law – Year 9, a brown bag lunch lecture series, with “The Interplay Between Criminal and Juvenile Law” featuring attorney Robert J. Zivian on Thursday, April 16, 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.

    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 Friday, April 17, 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.

    21 Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will be the special keynote speaker for the 2015 Leonard R. Gilman Award Luncheon.  The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will host the lunch on on Tuesday, April 21, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the “Woodward” Ballroom of the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, 1114 Washington Blvd. in Detroit.  For additional information or to register online, visit www.fbamich.org and click on “events.”

    21 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, April 21, 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.

    22 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, April 22, 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 www.ladadetroit.org.

    28 The Salvation Army’s William Booth Legal Aid Clinic will be conducting a legal aid clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at the Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library to provide free legal assistance for qualifying low-income individuals.  The clinic is free of charge and is open to the public.  The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library is located at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Building 14 East in Pontiac.  For additional information, contact Laura Mancini, director of Library Services at 248-858-0012.

    May

    1 The Oakland County Bar Foundation will host its 16th Annual Signature Event from 7 to 10 p.m. at Oakland Hills Country Club. The event provides funding support for the OCBF’s legal aid and legal education work in the community. Tickets are $175. For additional information, contact Katie Tillinger at ktillinger@ocba.org.

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    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 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at Southfield Human Services, 26080 Berg Rd. 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.­