Calendar

November 2014
  1. November 28 Calendar

    December

    1 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, Dec. 1, at the 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 additional information, contact LAD staff attorney Mayada Saroki at 313-967-5801.

    3 The United States Attorney’s Office & The Social Justice Committee of the Federal Bar Association will present “Celebrating the Civil Rights Act of 1964”?on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 115 at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette in Detroit.  The program will present a panel featuring: Mark Fancher – Racial Justice Project attorney, ACLU of Michigan; Jocelyn Benson – dean of the Wayne State University Law School; Heidi Budaj – regional director, Anti-Defamation League; Fatina Abdrabboh – Michigan Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.  U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade, Eastern District of Michigan, will moderate the panel. This is a free brown-bag affair and attendees are invited to bring a lunch.

    3 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host its Holiday Gala on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.  Cost is $75 for OCBA members, $55 for OCBA new lawyers (P72586+), and $85 for non-members. Attendees not pre-registered by Wednesday, Nov, 26, will be charged an additional $50 at the door.  To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events” or call 248-334-3400.

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

    4 The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will host its Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit from 5 to 8 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Cost for the business attire event is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.  To register online, visit www.fbamich.org and click on “events.”

    4 The Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers (ISIAL) will host its Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 4, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave.  Cost is $55 per ISIAL member, $105 per ISIAL member and one guest, $40 for attorneys practicing less than 5 years, $35 per law student, and $65 per non-member or pay at the door.  Ticket price includes dinner, entry to all museum exhibits, and secured parking.  To register, print out the form at http://www.irish-lawyers.org/upcoming-events.html and mail it to the ISIAL.

    4 A retirement party has been scheduled for Oakland County 52-4 District Court Judge William E. Bolle (Troy, Clawson) which will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Concorde Inn, Forestre Banquet Center, 1919 Star-Batt Drive (Crooks and M-59) in Rochester Hills. Bolle will be leaving the bench December 31st.  Tickets to the retirement party are $75 per person. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, and a lot of jazzy music. Bolle mandated that any excess proceeds from the event will be donated to Leader Dogs for the Blind, All About Animals, and the Michigan Animal Rescue League. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Albert Holtz at 248 593-5000 or email aholtz@lipsonneilson.com.

    4 Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) will offer “Boot Camp for Domestic Mediators: Family Law from A to Z” on Thursday, Dec. 4.  The goal of this SCAO approved training is to assist mediators who may not have a strong legal background in domestic relations law to become more comfortable with the legal issues, terminology and nuances of family law mediations. The training costs $295.  The training takes place at the Oakland Mediation Center in Bloomfield Hills and includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and course materials. For additional information about the training, contact the OMC training department at 248-338-4280, ext. 211 or visit the website at www.mediation-omc.org.

    5 The Michigan Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates will hold its Annual Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 5, at the Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Rd., beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    6 The Polish American Legal Society (PALS) will host its Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the American Polish Cultural Center, 2975 E. Maple Rd. in Troy.  The evening will consist of dinner, cocktails, music provided by Little Davy and the Diplomats. Formal attire is requested.  PALS supports Toys for Tots and guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate at the party. Support is greatly appreciated.  Ticket price for the party is $55 per person, $550 per table.  To register, contact Anna at awitkowska@university-bank.com or 248-225-8147; or Will at wjurczak@jurczaklaw.com or 586-344-1762.

    8 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host a Video Viewing Marathon—A Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series Replay on Monday through Thursday, Dec. 8-11, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at the Oakland County Bar Center, 1760 S. Telegraph Rd. in Bloomfield Hills. The program will feature the past videos from Anatomy of a Criminal Case—Years XV & XVI. Attendees can earn one credit for criminal assignment requirements. To receive credit, viewers must arrive with 10 minutes of the start of each video. Two videos will be shown each day. The cost for this video replay is $20 per video. The first video will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the second video will begin at noon each day. The dates and topics are as follows:
    • Monday, Dec. 8, Video A—Search and Seizure; Video B—Preliminary Exams.
    • Tuesday, Dec. 9, Video A—Sex Offender Registration Act; Video B—Oakland County Jail Diversion Advisory Team.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 10, Video A—Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction in Immigration Law; Video B—Trial Tactics:?Closing Arguments.
    • Thursday, Dec. 11, Video A—Interpreters and Signing for the Accused; Video B—Expert Witness Cross Examinations and the Daubert Hearing.
    Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch and popcorn will be provided. For additional information, call 248-334-3400. To register, visit www.ocba.org.

    8 The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion will host an evening with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Damon J. Keith on Monday, Dec. 8, at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.  Tickets for the event cost $50 per person, which includes dinner and a copy of Keith’s biography. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the dinner and program running from 7 to 8:30 that evening.  The event will take place in the DiPonio Room of the VisTa Tech Center at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd. in Livonia.  Register online at www.miroundtable.org/crusaderforjustice.

    11 The State Bar of Michigan’s Labor & Employment Law Section will host a Holiday Cocktail Party on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Country Club, 1750 Saxon Dr.  Cost is $45 in advance, $50 at the door.  Tickets includes hors D’oeuvres, two drink tickets.  Register by Dec. 3 by mailing check for $45 (payable to State Bar of Michigan) to Sam Morgan, 30500 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 425, Farmington Hills, 48334; smorgan@gmgmlaw.com; 248- 865-0001.

    11 A Tribute Dinner honoring Judge Steven W. Rhodes for his twenty-nine year career as a bankruptcy judge for the U.S Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan, will be hosted on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Roostertail, 100 Marquette Drive in Detroit.  Cocktails with cash bar begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow.   Registration is requested by Monday, Nov. 24.  Contact David Lerner at 248-901-4010 or dlerner@plunkettcooney.com with any questions, or obtain registration information online at http://www.cbadetroit.com.

    12 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, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brightmoor Health Outreach Collaborative, 13624 Stout 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.

    13 As an Oakland County Youth Assistance Mentors Plus volunteer, only a few hours of time each month will help a young person in the community.  Be a positive adult role model for someone 5 to 16 years old.  A training/orientation session will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., Building 41 West, in Waterford.  To learn more, call Oakland County Youth Assistance at 248-858-0041.

    17 The Wolverine Bar association and D. Augustus Straker Bar Association will co-host a holiday party on Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Centaur, 2233 Park Avenue (behind the Fox Theatre) in Detroit.  Cost is $15 for law students,  $25 for members, and $35 for non-members.  Cash or checks will be accepted at the door.  All proceeds will be donated to The Young Detroit Thinkers Organization.  Register with Kim Ward at 2014holidayparty@outlook.com.

    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, Dec. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mack Alive Inc. Community Resource Center, 3746 Fischer St. in Detroit.  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.

    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, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at  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.

December 2014
  1. December 1 Calendar

    December

    1 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, Dec. 1, at the 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 additional information, contact LAD staff attorney Mayada Saroki at 313-967-5801.

    3 The United States Attorney’s Office & The Social Justice Committee of the Federal Bar Association will present “Celebrating the Civil Rights Act of 1964”?on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 115 at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette in Detroit.  The program will present a panel featuring: Mark Fancher – Racial Justice Project attorney, ACLU of Michigan; Jocelyn Benson – dean of the Wayne State University Law School; Heidi Budaj – regional director, Anti-Defamation League; Fatina Abdrabboh – Michigan Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.  U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade, Eastern District of Michigan, will moderate the panel. This is a free brown-bag affair and attendees are invited to bring a lunch.

    3 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host its Holiday Gala on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.  Cost is $75 for OCBA members, $55 for OCBA new lawyers (P72586+), and $85 for non-members. Attendees not pre-registered by Wednesday, Nov, 26, will be charged an additional $50 at the door.  To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events” or call 248-334-3400.

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

    4 The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will host its Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit from 5 to 8 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Cost for the business attire event is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.  To register online, visit www.fbamich.org and click on “events.”

    4 The Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers (ISIAL) will host its Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 4, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave.  Cost is $55 per ISIAL member, $105 per ISIAL member and one guest, $40 for attorneys practicing less than 5 years, $35 per law student, and $65 per non-member or pay at the door.  Ticket price includes dinner, entry to all museum exhibits, and secured parking.  To register, print out the form at http://www.irish-lawyers.org/upcoming-events.html and mail it to the ISIAL.

    4 A retirement party has been scheduled for Oakland County 52-4 District Court Judge William E. Bolle (Troy, Clawson) which will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Concorde Inn, Forestre Banquet Center, 1919 Star-Batt Drive (Crooks and M-59) in Rochester Hills. Bolle will be leaving the bench December 31st.  Tickets to the retirement party are $75 per person. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, and a lot of jazzy music. Bolle mandated that any excess proceeds from the event will be donated to Leader Dogs for the Blind, All About Animals, and the Michigan Animal Rescue League. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Albert Holtz at 248 593-5000 or email aholtz@lipsonneilson.com.

    4 Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) will offer “Boot Camp for Domestic Mediators: Family Law from A to Z” on Thursday, Dec. 4.  The goal of this SCAO approved training is to assist mediators who may not have a strong legal background in domestic relations law to become more comfortable with the legal issues, terminology and nuances of family law mediations. The training costs $295.  The training takes place at the Oakland Mediation Center in Bloomfield Hills and includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and course materials. For additional information about the training, contact the OMC training department at 248-338-4280, ext. 211 or visit the website at www.mediation-omc.org.

    5 The Michigan Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates will hold its Annual Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 5, at the Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Rd., beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    6 The Polish American Legal Society (PALS) will host its Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the American Polish Cultural Center, 2975 E. Maple Rd. in Troy.  The evening will consist of dinner, cocktails, music provided by Little Davy and the Diplomats. Formal attire is requested.  PALS supports Toys for Tots and guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate at the party. Support is greatly appreciated.  Ticket price for the party is $55 per person, $550 per table.  To register, contact Anna at awitkowska@university-bank.com or 248-225-8147; or Will at wjurczak@jurczaklaw.com or 586-344-1762.

    8 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host a Video Viewing Marathon—A Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series Replay on Monday through Thursday, Dec. 8-11, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at the Oakland County Bar Center, 1760 S. Telegraph Rd. in Bloomfield Hills. The program will feature the past videos from Anatomy of a Criminal Case—Years XV & XVI. Attendees can earn one credit for criminal assignment requirements. To receive credit, viewers must arrive with 10 minutes of the start of each video. Two videos will be shown each day. The cost for this video replay is $20 per video. The first video will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the second video will begin at noon each day. The dates and topics are as follows:
    • Monday, Dec. 8, Video A—Search and Seizure; Video B—Preliminary Exams.
    • Tuesday, Dec. 9, Video A—Sex Offender Registration Act; Video B—Oakland County Jail Diversion Advisory Team.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 10, Video A—Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction in Immigration Law; Video B—Trial Tactics:?Closing Arguments.
    • Thursday, Dec. 11, Video A—Interpreters and Signing for the Accused; Video B—Expert Witness Cross Examinations and the Daubert Hearing.
    Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch and popcorn will be provided. For additional information, call 248-334-3400. To register, visit www.ocba.org.

    8 The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion will host an evening with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Damon J. Keith on Monday, Dec. 8, at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.  Tickets for the event cost $50 per person, which includes dinner and a copy of Keith’s biography. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the dinner and program running from 7 to 8:30 that evening.  The event will take place in the DiPonio Room of the VisTa Tech Center at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd. in Livonia.  Register online at www.miroundtable.org/crusaderforjustice.

    11 The State Bar of Michigan’s Labor & Employment Law Section will host a Holiday Cocktail Party on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Country Club, 1750 Saxon Dr.  Cost is $45 in advance, $50 at the door.  Tickets includes hors D’oeuvres, two drink tickets.  Register by Dec. 3 by mailing check for $45 (payable to State Bar of Michigan) to Sam Morgan, 30500 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 425, Farmington Hills, 48334; smorgan@gmgmlaw.com; 248- 865-0001.

    11 A Tribute Dinner honoring Judge Steven W. Rhodes for his twenty-nine year career as a bankruptcy judge for the U.S Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan, will be hosted on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Roostertail, 100 Marquette Drive in Detroit.  Cocktails with cash bar begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow.   Registration is requested by Monday, Nov. 24.  Contact David Lerner at 248-901-4010 or dlerner@plunkettcooney.com with any questions, or obtain registration information online at http://www.cbadetroit.com.

    12 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, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brightmoor Health Outreach Collaborative, 13624 Stout 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.

    13 As an Oakland County Youth Assistance Mentors Plus volunteer, only a few hours of time each month will help a young person in the community.  Be a positive adult role model for someone 5 to 16 years old.  A training/orientation session will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., Building 41 West, in Waterford.  To learn more, call Oakland County Youth Assistance at 248-858-0041.

    17 The Wolverine Bar association and D. Augustus Straker Bar Association will co-host a holiday party on Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Centaur, 2233 Park Avenue (behind the Fox Theatre) in Detroit.  Cost is $15 for law students,  $25 for members, and $35 for non-members.  Cash or checks will be accepted at the door.  All proceeds will be donated to The Young Detroit Thinkers Organization.  Register with Kim Ward at 2014holidayparty@outlook.com.

    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, Dec. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mack Alive Inc. Community Resource Center, 3746 Fischer St. in Detroit.  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.

    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, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at  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.

  2. December 1 ICLE Calendar

    Homeward Bound 2014-2015:?Eminent Domain—Practice and Pitfalls, Thursday, Dec. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic/intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 2.75 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $95, section members pay $85, and Michigan new lawyers pay $45.  ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.
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    Tax Law Series: Transfer Tax Issues—A Case Study Approach, Thursday, Dec. 11, from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. via webcast. To find out CLE credits for this intermediate level course co-sponsored by the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, contact the ICLE.
    The general admission fee is $95, section members pay $85, and Michigan new lawyers pay $45.  ICLE partners should consult their partnership agreement for details.
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    Getting the Most Out of Expert Witnesses, Thursday, Dec. 11, 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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    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.