Calendar

September 2018
  1. September 21 ICLE Calendar

    Fundamentals of Estate Administration, Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 6.5 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $195, section members pay $175, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, ICLE basic partners pay $175, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.

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    Ethics Update, Friday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic/intermediate level course offers 3.25 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $165, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, ICLE basic partners pay $145, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.

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    40-Hour General Civil Mediation Training, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 18-20, and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This basic level course offers 37.5 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $1,995, Michigan new lawyers pay $1,745, and ICLE basic and premium partners pay $1,745.

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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.

    Visit ICLE’s website at www.icle.org.
     

  2. September 21 Calendar

    September

    21 The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will kick off its annual luncheon program Friday, Sept. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Venetian Ballroom of the Westin Book Cadillac, 1114 Washington in Detroit. The reception will begin at 11:30 a.m., with luncheon following at noon. The featured speaker will be U.S. District Court Chief Judge Denise Page Hood with the annual “State of the Court” address. The cost is $45 for members and $60 for non-members and guests. Register at https://fbamich.org.

    21
    The Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers has purchased 20 tickets for the 7:08 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals game to share with members so that the ISIAL group can sit together at Comerica Park. Irish festivities start at 6:15 p.m. The tickets are $30, and each includes a baseball hat. Tickets are available for purchase on a first-come-first-served basis by contacting Jennifer Cupples at 734-742-1845 or jcupples@fbmjlaw.com. For additional information visit http://irish-lawyers.org/upcoming-events.

    21
    Wayne State University Law School graduates will have the opportunity to network with fellow alumni and friends at the Wayne Law Alumni Happy Hour on Friday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Tony V’s Tavern, 5756 Cass Ave. in Detroit. While all are welcome, this event is geared toward alumni who are just starting their careers or those looking to expand their professional network. The event includes light appetizers and is free (with a cash bar) but registration is required. Register at https://events.wayne.edu/law/. For additional information, contact Duc Abrahamson at 313-577-6199 or duc.abrahamson@wayne.edu.

    25 The Oakland County Bar Association will present “An Attorney’s Guide to Financial Statements and Accounting” on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the OCBA offices, 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100 in Bloomfield Hills. The speakers will present tips on interpreting financial statements, profit and loss reports, and business valuations. Pre-registration costs are $40 for OCBA members; $30 for OCBA new lawyers (P77000 and above), paralegals, and students; and $60 for all non-members. Cost at the door is $50 for OCBA members; $40 for OCBA New Lawyers (P77000 and above), paralegals, and students; and $75 for all non-members. To register or for additional information, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    26
    The State Bar of Michigan 2nd Annual NEXT Conference (formerly Annual Meeting/Solo and Small Firm Institute) subtitled, “Come See What’s NEXT For Your Law Practice,” will be held Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 26-28, at DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW in Grand Rapids. Attendees will hear about the latest technology and practice management innovations designed to raise one’s level of practice. Participants can learn new strategies for delivering competitive legal services in the changing marketplace and harness artificial intelligence software to increase productivity. Flexible and individual pricing is offered with multiple lunch and reception options, including the complimentary all-member reception. Register at www.michbar.org.

    27 The D. Augustus Straker Bar Association will host a mix & mingle kick-off event on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Motown Room at Bert’s Marketplace, 2727 Russell St. in Detroit. To register for the event, email vjohnsonlaw@yahoo.com.

    27
    The Auburn Hills campus of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will host an open house for students and guests interested in studying law on Thursday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The open house will include a discussion with staff and students, information about academic programs and scholarships, and campus tours.  The campus is located at 2630 Featherstone Rd. in Auburn Hills. Additional information about this open house, including sign up information, is available at wmich.edu/law.

    27
    During the State Bar of Michigan’s NEXT Conference, the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section of the SBM will host a Meet & Greet on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Chop House Grand Rapids from 7 to 9 p.m. Members and their guests are invited for appetizers, networking, and a complimentary drink. On Friday, Sept. 28, paralegals will meet at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids for a Section Business Meeting to vote in the new Section Council, present scholarship awards, and learn more about the past and future events of the Section. All paralegal events are free, but attendess must register for the Meet & Greet and for the Annual Meeting. For the Meet & Greet, email Teresa Duddles at tduddles@meisner-law.com. To register for the annual meeting, visit www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/sbmnext18/home. For information about the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section, visit http://connect.michbar.org/paralegal/home.

    28 The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will sponsor the 2018 Homecoming Golf Outing starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, at The Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Rd. in Plymouth. Registration includes 18 holes with cart, driving range, bag services, full locker room facilities, buffet dinner, souvenir gift, and two drink tickets for hospitality cart on course. Lunch is available for purchase at the Pro Shop or Halfway House. In addition, participants will enjoy golf contests, a raffle and the awards ceremony following golf. The price for students is $75 per person, $125 for non-students before September 1, and $140 for non-students after September 1. Dinner only guests pay $40 each. Register at http://www.law.udmercy.edu/. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For additioanl information, contact Amy K. Smith  at 313-596-0207 or Rebecca Simkins Nowak at 313-596-9409.

    October

    1 The annual Oakland County Bar Association Veterans Committee Golf Outing, originally planned for Sept. 17, has been rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 1, at Stonycroft Hills Golf Club in Bloomfield Hills. The event, which will begin at 9 a.m., will serve as a fund-raiser for Americans Thank Our Troops and the Vets Returning Home Shelter, according to organizers. The cost is $100 per player, which includes a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf with cart, beverages, and a luncheon following the outing. The cost of just the luncheon is $50. For additional information, call Jim Zellen at 248-835-9448.

    2 The Oakland County Bar Association, the League of Women Voters-Oakland Area, and the Detroit Free Press will sponsor a judicial candidate forum for Oakland County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Oakland County Commissioners’ Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac. Circuit Court candidates Daniel Christ and Jacob Cunningham will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. The community is invited to attend.

    4
    National Business Institute will present “Top Mistakes Nonprofits Make” on Thursday, Oct. 4,  from 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Best Western Premier Detroit Southfield Hotel, 26555 Telegraph Road in Southfield. The expert faculty will help navigate through the most common mistakes that nonprofits make, as well as highlighting best practices. Cost is $359 which includes audio CD and course book. To register, call 1-800-930-6182 or visit www.nbi-sems.com.

    8
    The 2018 Rochester Bar Association Golf Outing will be hosted on Monday, Oct. 8, at the Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club, 455 Twin Lakes Drive in Oakland. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow. Golf starts at 12:15 p.m. Cost is $90. To register or for additional information, contact J. Douglas Otlewski or John K. Maloney at 248-651-6040.

    9
    The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Corporate Compliance in the Age of Cryptocurrency” on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the OCBA offices, 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100, in Bloomfield Hills. This seminar will provide an analysis of the  intersection between current business laws and the burgeoning cryptocurrency landscape. Pre-registration fees are $40 for OCBA members; $30 for OCBA new lawyers (P77000 and above), paralegals, and students; and $60 for all non-members. Cost at the door is $50 for OCBA members; $40 for OCBA new lawyers (P77000 and above), paralegals, and students; and $75 for all non-members. To register online, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    10
    The Oakland County Bar Association, the League of Women Voters-Oakland Area, and the Detroit Free Press will sponsor a judicial candidate forum for Oakland County 48th District Court on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Bloomfield Township Hall Auditorium, 4200 Telegraph Rd. in Bloomfield Hills.  Oakland County 48th District Court candidates Judge Diane D’Agostini and Amy Wechsler will be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. The community is invited to attend.

    11 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Board of Directors and Membership Committee are hosting a Membership Mixer for members and non-members to network, socialize, and learn the many benefits of OCBA membership. The mixer will take place Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the new offices of Stout located at 150 W. 2nd St., #400, in Royal Oak. This event is free to OCBA members and first-time guests. Appetizers and drinks compliments of Stout. To register, contact Katie Tillinger at ktillinger@ocba.org or 248-334-3400.

    11
    The Oakland County Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee will conclude its 2018 Fundamentals of Juvenile Law brown bag lunch lecture series with “An Update on the State of the Law” with Oakland County Family Court Referee Kelly S. Chard. The lecture will take place Thursday, Oct. 11, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the OCBA offices in Bloomfield Hills. The pre-registration fee for OCBA members is $12 per lecture; $25 for non-members. The seminar fee at the door is $25 for OCBA members; $40 for non-members. For additional information or to register, visit www.ocba.com or call 248-334-3400.

    16 The Debtor Creditor Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association will host a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mesa in downtown Royal Oak.  It will be a joint networking meeting with the OCBA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.  Mesa is providing complimentary chips and salsa.  It will also be Taco Tuesday at Mesa which means all-you-can-eat tacos are available for purchase and drinks are half-price.  Anyone interested in joining the committee should email Jan Anson at janson@ocba.org or call 248-334-3400.

    16
    The Oakland County Bar Association will continue its Anatomy of a Criminal Case brown bag lecture series with “Post-verdict Consequences of a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity or Guilty but Mentally Ill Plea” featuring Oakland County Probate Court Chief Judge Kathleen A. Ryan and James A. Lee of Reliance Counseling Services LLC on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at the OCBA offices in Bloomfield Hills. Attendees can bring their lunch and join for in-depth discussions. All seminars are worth one credit for attorneys accepting criminal appointments. OCBA members pre-registration cost is $12 or $25 at the door.  Non-members pre-registration cost is $25 for each seminar or $40 at the door. To register or for additional information, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”