Calendar

September 2016
  1. September 29 ICLE Calender

    Fundamentals of Estate Planning, Thursday, Oct. 13, 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 6.25 CLE credits.


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

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    Ultimate Evidence Workshop:?Admitting, Impeaching, and Objecting,
    Friday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:15  p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This basic level course, co-sponsored by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 4.75 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $245, section members pay $195, Michigan new lawyers pay $145, and ICLE partners pay $195.
     
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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 29 Calendar

    September

    29 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Tax Law Committee will present “Let’s Get Down...to the Brass Tacks of Corporate Tax” on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the offices of Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller PC, 28400 Northwestern Hwy., suite 200, in Southfield. Early registration costs, before Sept. 19, are $40 for OCBA members, $30 for OCBA new lawyers and paralegals, $10 for students, and $60 for all non-members. After Sept. 19, costs are $50 for OCBA members, $40 for OCBA new lawyers and paralegals, $15 for students, and $75 for all non-members.  Costs on the day of the event are $65 for OCBA members, $20 for students, and $90 for all non-members.  To register or for additional information, visit www.ocba.org/events.

    29 The Friends of Jennifer Callaghan for Judge
    will host an event to support Callaghan’s candidacy for Oakland County Probate Court on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Huron River Hunting & Fishing Club, 22575 Farmington Rd, in Farmington. Tickets are  $100. For additional information, visit www.CallaghanForJudge.com or www.facebook.com/JenniferCallaghanForJudge.

    30
    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host its Homecoming Golf Outing on Friday, Sept. 30, with a shotgun start at noon followed by dinner and an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. honoring Mark Wisniewski (’90) with the Time and Talent Award and Macie Tuiasosopo (’13) with the Rising Star Award.  All alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, students, and their guests are welcome to attend. The outing will be held at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, 44045 Five Mile Road. Price for the outing is $125 per golfer or $40 for dinner only if registered by Sept. 15. After Sept. 15, the price increases to $140. Register at www.golfoutingpro.com/event/detroitmercylawgolfouting. For additional information, contact Denise Hickey at hickeydp@udmercy. edu or Amy Smith at smithak@udmercy.edu.

    October

    3 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA), in partnership with Oakland County Youth Assistance, will host a free Legal Aid Clinic on Monday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Southfield Public Library. Reservations are not necessary but are appreciated. Community members with legal questions are urged to attend this clinic to speak with an attorney volunteer or legal aid representatives from Legal Aid and Defender Association or the Family Law Assistance Project. For additional information or to register for the Legal Aid Clinic, contact Merri Lee Jones at the OCBA at 248-334-3400. The Southfield Public Library is located at 26300 Evergreen Road in Southfield.

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    Raising the Bar, an educational series raising employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law and offered by Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law PC, returns Wednesday, Oct. 5, to cover the topic of “Paying the Price for Employees Behaving Badly” at the Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road in Troy. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:45 a.m. The cost of the event is $75 per person and pre-registration is required. To register, e-mail Pamela Perkowski at pperkowski@nemethlawpc.com or call 313-567-5921.

    5
    A fundraiser for Karen Geibel for Probate Judge will take palce Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 7: 30 p.m. at the Old Detroit Bar & Grille, 741 S. Lapeer Rd. in Orion Township.  Cost is $45 per person  or $75 per couple.  For additional information, visit http://karenforjudge.com.

    6 The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter will host the State of the Court Luncheon featuring U.S. District Court Chief Judge Denise Page Hood, Eastern District of Michigan, on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, Woodward Ballroom, in Detroit.  For her first State of the Court presentation as chief judge, Hood will address the members and provide insight into the plans for the court for the upcoming year. Social gathering and networking opportunity begins at 11:30 with the luncheon at noon. Tickets are available at $35 for members, $45 for guests and non-members. Register online at www.fba.mich.org. For additional information, contact David Lerner at 248-901-4010 or by email at DLerner@plunkettcooney.com.

    6 Local, state and federal judges have been invited to attend the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s Meet the Judges event on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Road in Novi. The reception will provide an opportunity for members of the judiciary and bar to interact in a friendly and relaxed environment, free of the stresses of the courtroom. The event is free to all judicial attendees, $85 for members (member rates apply to staff of MDTC members), and $135 for non-members which includes membership fee. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and an open bar will be provided. Capacity is limited. To register or for additional information, visit www.mdtc.org.

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    The Rochester Bar Association will present a Judicial Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to  12:30 p.m. at The Miller Law Firm PC, 950 W. University Drive, Suite 300, in Rochester.  Attendees will hear from the candidates for the Oakland County Probate Court (non-incumbent) vacancy, Karen Geibel and Jennifer Callaghan; and the candidates for the Oakland County Circuit Court (non-incumbent) vacancy (for the Family Division), Victoria Valentine and Lorie Savin.  The candidates will talk about their candidacies and attendees will have a chance to ask questions of each of them.  Lunch from Panera will be provided at $10 a person.  To register, email Martha Olijnyk at mjo@millerlawpc.com.

    11 The Wolverine Bar Association and The D. Augustus Straker Bar Association will present the first of the Informative Financial Outlook?Series that is powered by Comerica Bank on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Comerica Bank on 201 W. Fort Street in Detroit.  Panelists include Shirely Kaigler of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, &?Weiss; along with Jill Garvey, James Walter, and Angelo Leslie of Comerica Wealth Management.  Registration and networking with strolling hors d’oeuvres will take place from 6 to 6:30 p.m.  The presentation will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Registration is requested by Wednesday, Sept. 28. ?To register, contact Tim Davis at 313-962-0250 or wolverine.bar.assn@gmail.com.

    13 Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University, will deliver the keynote address during the Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 13, 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 3:30 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 $35. The deadline for registration is Monday, Oct. 3. Register online at law.wayne.edu/gottfried2016. 

    13
    The Oakland County Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee concludes its Fundamentals of Juvenile Law – Year 10 brown bag lunch lecture series with “State of the Law” featuring Ryan J. Deel on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oakland County Bar Center in Bloomfield Hills. Cost is $10 for OCBA members who pre-register and $20 for non-members and walk-ins. For additional information or to register, visit www.ocba.com or call 248-334-3400.

    13
    The Cass Tech Alumni Association is planning a Lawyers/Judges Day for Thursday, Oct. 13. The event will celebrate the contributions Cass Tech alumni have made to their respective communities in a variety of law-related positions.  There will be a panel discussion with current students at 3 p.m. at Cass Tech and a cocktail reception later that evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Detroit Golf Club. For additional information, visit http://casstechalumni.org.

    13
    The Oakland County Bar Association will continue OCBA U, its innovative continuing legal education program aimed at new attorneys and law students, at the OCBA offices in Bloomfield Hills. The presenters on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. will be real estate practitioners David G. Michael of Lipson Neilson and E. Joe Wloszek of Cummings, McClorey, Davis and Acho; and environmental attorneys  W. Richard Braun of Collins, Einhorn, Farrell PC and Kyle Jones, chief environmental counsel for FCA US LLC.  Seminar fees are $20 per seminar for OCBA members and $40 for non-members. Register online at www.ocba.org/events.

    14 All Wayne State University Law School alumni are invited to the Wayne Law Reunion on Friday, Oct. 14. A cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Int Ice at MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 Third St. Tickets to the reception are $25. To register, visit law.wayne.edu/reunion or call 313-577-6199 by Friday, Sept. 30. At the reunion, the classes of 2006 and 2011 will be honored.

    18 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee continues its Anatomy of a Criminal Case-Year 18, a brown bag lunch lecture series, with “Know Your Judge: Circuit Court” featuring attorney Douglas K. Oliver on Tuesday, Oct. 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 non-members and walk-ins is $20 per lecture. For additional information or to register, call 248-334-3400 or visit www.ocba.org.

    27
    The Oakland County Bar Association will continue OCBA U, its innovative continuing legal education program aimed at new attorneys and law students, at the OCBA offices in Bloomfield Hills.  On Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. the fall “semester” ends with a presentation on Employee Benefits Law by attorneys Frederick William Gregory II and Roberta Granadier of Dickinson Wright PLLC; and Tax Law by Alexander G. Domenicucci of Seyburn Kahn PC and Evan H. Kaploe of Maddin, Hauser, Roth, & Heller PC as well as Jennifer Lynn Mayer and Becky Pugliesi, both of whom are solo practitioners.  Seminar fees are $20 per seminar for OCBA members and $40 for non-members.  Register online at www.ocba.org/events.

    28
    Butzel Long’s 29th Annual Labor, Employment, Benefits and Immigration Law Forum will focus on a variety of legal matters on Friday, Oct. 28, at the MGM Grand Detroit, located at 1777 Third Avenue.  Complimentary valet parking will be available.  The seminar begins with registration at 7:15 a.m.  The conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The $190 registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials.  For additional information or to register online, visit https://www.butzel.com/event. For inquiries, contact Jocelyn Pomaranski at 313-225-7075 or email at pomaranski@butzel.com.