Calendar

September 2014
  1. September 16 Calendar

    September

    17 Attorney Justin Smith, of the Law Offices of Justin L. Smith, will present “Protecting Your Flood Rights Claim for Compensation”?on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Rd. in Ferndale.  Smith will do a short presentation on what residents need to do to protect their flood rights claim for compensation.  Registration is appreciated but not required.  To register, call 248-334-3400.

    17 The 2014 State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting will take place Wednesday through Friday, Sept 17-19, at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids featuring section events, law school receptions, award ceremonies, and more. Visit the SBM Annual Meeting webpage for more details or to register at http://www.michbar.org/annualmeeting.cfm.

    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 Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tumaini Center, 3430 Third 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.

    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 Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mack Alive Inc. Community Resource Center, 3746 Fischer in Detroit. Attendees are asked to register before 3 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.

    18 The Polish American Legal Society (PALS) will host its next monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. at Polish Village Cafe, 2nd Floor, 2990 Yemens Ave. in Hamtramck.  The guest speaker will be Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Richard L. Caretti.  For additional information about the PALS meeting, contact Anna Witkowska at awitkowska@university-bank.com.

    18 The Michigan Muslim Bar Association will host its 3rd Annual Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 18, beginning at 6 at Byblos Banquet Hall located at 7258 Chase Rd. in Dearborn.  Sponsorships are still available: $500 for a table of 10 and $400 for a table of eight. Individual tickets are $50.  Students pay $35.  To order tickets or for additional information, call 313-570-4390 or email mimuslimbar@gmail.com.

    18 A reception for Oakland County Circuit Court candidate Lisa Langton will be hosted Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. George Cultural Center at 43816 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills.  To RSVP, contact Ken Lampar at 586-405-2260 or ken@lampar.com.

    18 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, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Don Bosco Hall, 19321 W. Chicago St. in Detroit.  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.

    19 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 Friday, Sept. 19, 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.

    22 The Rochester Bar Association will host its 2014 Golf Outing on Monday, Sept. 22, at Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club, 455 Twin Lakes Drive in Oakland. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. The first tee time is 12:15 p.m. Cost is $80. To register or for additional information, contact J. Douglas Otlewski or John K. Maloney at 248-651-6040.

    24 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, Sept. 24, 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.

    25 Learn how to find balance, productivity, and sanity while working with multiple generations by attending “Zap the Gap,” a special presentation hosted by the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) on Thursday, Sept. 25, beginning at 11:45 a.m. at the Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd. in Troy.  Cost for this final ALA educational meeting for the year is free for ALA members and $35 for non-members.  There is a $25 cancellation fee for cancellations after Sept. 19.  To register, contact Vivian McDonald at mcdonald@millercanfield.com or 248-267-3228 no later than Friday, Sept. 19.

    26 Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm will host “Are You HIPAA-Notized Yet? The Latest Insights and Developments” on Friday, Sept. 26, in Troy.    The event will kick off with registration and  continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. with the seminar running from 8 to 11 a.m. The event will take place at Bank of America Building, 2600 West Big Beaver Road in Troy.  Contact Mellissa Boyd at 313-223-3125 or at mboyd@dickinsonwright.com for details.

    26 Wayne State University Law School’s annual Ambulance Chase 5K pokes fun at the stereotype of the ambulance-chasing lawyer and helps support a good cause.  This year’s event will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and starts and finishes in front of the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. Participants begin by actually “chasing” an ambulance. The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) walk/run, now in its 29th year, laps parts of the campus on sidewalks. Registration fee is $25 for WSU students or $35 for others. The entry fee includes a T-shirt and a post-race barbecue dinner outside the law school.  On race day, participants are asked to check in at the registration table in the law school’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium between 5 and 6 p.m.  Register for the event online at law.wayne.edu/ambulance2014, and include T-shirt size.  For additional information, contact Ana Campos, president of the Student Board of Governors, at 313-695-9181 or avcampos90@gmail.com.

    26 Wayne State University Law School will host its James K. Robinson Scholarship Event on Friday, Sept. 26, to help raise money for the endowed scholarship fund created by the late James K. Robinson, a former dean at Wayne Law and class of 1968 alumnus. The fund was created to help students at Wayne Law. The event is going to be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the home of Rich and Patty Rossman in Pleasant Ridge. The event includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. For additional information about this event, contact Kristy Pagan at 313-577-8034 or kpagan@wayne.edu.

    29 The National Business Institute will offer the seminar “Advanced Elder Care” on Monday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel Detroit-Southfield, 28100 Franklin Road in Southfield.  For additional information or to register, call 1-800-930-6182 or visit www.nbi-sems.com and click on “seminars.”

    October

    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 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.

    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.