Calendar

October 2014
  1. October 22 Calendar

    October

    22 The Oakland County 52-2 District Court is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its Sobriety Court Program.  Judges Kelley Kostin and Joseph Fabrizio extend an invitation to the ceremony which will take place at the White Oaks Golf and Banquet Center at 991 N. Williams Lake Road in White Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m.  There will be light refreshments served following the ceremony.  To register, contact Carol Bond at 248-625-5957, ext. 253.

    23 Activist Julian Bond will speak about the role the law has played in encouraging and thwarting the civil rights movement Thursday, Oct. 23, for the sixth Damon J. Keith Biennial Lecture at Wayne State University Law School.  The lecture series is part of the mission of the law school’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights to provide education about civil rights to the community and to nurture the next generation of civil rights leaders. Bond’s lecture is sponsored by Comerica Bank. Bond’s presentation, “Under Color of Law,” is set for 7:30 p.m. in the WSU’s Community Arts Auditorium at 450 Reuther Mall. The event is free and open to the public. Register by visiting keithcenter.wayne.edu/bond or calling 313-577-0300. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school.

    24 The Antitrust, Franchising & Trade Regulation Section of the State Bar of Michigan’s Franchise Practitioners Group will host a complimentary, educational session, “Franchise Law Update 2014: Labor & Employment,” on Friday, Oct. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to noon to discuss recent labor and employment developments and their potential impact on franchisors and franchisees.   The session is closed to members of the media, but open to franchisors, franchisees, franchise lawyers, labor and employment lawyers, business lawyers, including in-house counsel, HR professionals, law students, and law professors.  The update will take place at the offices of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, & Weiss PC, 27777 Franklin Road, Suite 2500, in Southfield.  To register, contact Sue Robinson at 248-351-3000 or srobinson@jaffelaw.com before Monday, Oct. 20.

    24 This year’s Wayne Law Review Symposium will bring together judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, academic experts and a former criminal Friday, Oct. 24, to discuss the topic “Sentencing White Collar Defendants: How Much Is Enough?”  The free symposium will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at Wayne State University Law School, 471 W. Palmer St. The event is open to the public. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school. The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and an evening cocktail and networking reception. Register at law.wayne.edu/lawreview2014 by Wednesday, Oct. 15.

    25 The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Clinic and Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a child support help program on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Friends Auditorium of Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave.  Attendees are asked to bring their current court orders and up-to-date Friend-of-the-Court (FOC) financial information to receive this type of assistance. They can call the FOC at 313-224-5300 to request a current account printout.  Attendees will also be able to sign up for MiCase, the state’s child support self-service (https://micase.state.mi.us/), for online access to their case information.  For additional information on the program, call the library at 313-481-1391 or visit its website at http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/.


    28 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host a “Craft Beer and App Share” event on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at One-Eyed Betty’s located at 175 W. Troy St. in Ferndale.  Attorneys are invited to join a fun-filled evening of Michigan craft beer and app sharing.  Attendees should bring their mobile device and share how their favorite app makes their practice more efficient.  Cost for those who pre-register is $35 for OCBA members, $25 for OCBA new lawyers, and $45 for non-members.  Cost at the door will be $50 for OCBA members, $30 for OCBA new lawyers, and $60 for non-members.  To register or for additional information, call 248-334-3400 or visit www.ocab.org and click on “More Events.”

    29 The Detroit Legal and Technology Group will sponsor a program titled “Business Court Technology and Innovation” on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Courtroom 1B of the Oakland County Circuit Court, 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac.  Business Court Judges Wendy Potts and James Alexander will be the featured speakers and will provide an overview of the Oakland Business Court operation, which began in June 2013.  Those attending should plan on arriving before 5 p.m.

    29 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., on Wednesday, Oct. 29 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.

    30 Cutting-edge legal issues in doing business with India, China and the Middle East will be the focus of a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Wayne State University Law School.  “Legal Aspects of Investment in Three Emerging Markets: China, India and the Middle East” will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. The event, which is sponsored by the law school’s Program for International Legal Studies, is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided after the program. No registration is necessary. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from Wayne Law.

    November

    3 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 on Monday, Nov. 3, 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.

    3 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. Monday, Nov. 3, 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 additional information, contact LAD staff attorney Mayada Saroki at 313-967-5801.

    5 The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library continues to host WestlawNext™ training classes for attorneys in 2014 on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a look at Statutory 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.

    6 The Jewish Bar Association of Michigan (JBAM) will conduct a seminar titled “2014 Legal Update: What Every Good Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know” at the Bloomfield Township Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The program is designed to enlighten and educate attorneys, paralegals, and others so that they can be informed as to recent changes in real estate laws and procedures. The Bloomfield Township Public Library is located at 1099 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Hills.  Registration is free to all JBAM members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited. A free lunch will be provided from 1 to 1:30 p.m. To register, contact Keith Sirlin at 248-682-6890 or sirlinawman@aol.com.

    7 The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) will host its 2014 Winter Meeting on Friday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd.  This year’s meeting is titled “Preparing for Battle: Litigation Strategies and Tools.”  Cost for the meeting is $210 for MDTC members, $235 for non-members, $75 for luncheon only, and $285 for a new member special (cost of meeting and one year of membership). To register, visit www.mdtc.org and click on “events.”

    7 The Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) annual “Fabulous Friday—Finds and Fun...on Wheels” event is returning to Leon and Lulu from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.  Guests will have the opportunity to shop for a good cause as a percentage of purchases will benefit programs designed to end bullying and youth violence. They will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and a raffle.  Leon and Lulu is located at 96 W. 14 Mile Road in Clawson.  For additional information or to register for this free event, visit www.mediation-omc.org.

    7 Butzel Long will offer it’s 27th Annual Labor, Employment, and Immigration Law Forum on Friday, Nov. 7, at The Dearborn Inn at 20301 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn.  The Butzel Long half-day seminar begins with registration at 7:15 a.m. The conference runs from 8:10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $175 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials. The Certification Institute (HRCI) has pre-approved this event for 3.5 credit hours (general).  Register online at www.butzel.com/labor2014. For inquiries, contact Charmese Wilson at 313-983-6904 or email at wilsonc@butzel.com.

    8 The State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section will host A (Habeas) Chorus Line networking event that begins with a networking reception with beverages, pizza and appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Clark Hill, located at 151 South Old Woodward Ave., Suite 200, in Birmingham. The event will then move at 7:30 p.m. to Berkley High School, located at 2325 Catalpa Drive in Berkley, where the musical parody troupe, A (Habeas) Chorus Line, a group composed almost entirely of attorneys, will perform. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information about the networking event, contact the section administrator at businesslaw@mi.rr.com or 248-953-9022. Register for A (Habeas) Chorus Line.

    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 Wednesday, Nov. 12, 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 http://www.ladadetroit.org.

    14 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, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brightmoor Health Outreach Collaborative, 13624 Stout St.  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.

    18 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee continues its Anatomy of a Criminal Case – Year XVI brown bag lunch lecture series with “Expert Witness Cross Examination and the Daubert Hearing” featuring Charles D. Toby on Tuesday, Nov. 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 walk-ins, non-members and video viewers is $20 per seminar.  For additional information or to register, call 248-334-3400 or visit www.ocba.org.

  2. October 23 Calendar

    October

    23 Activist Julian Bond will speak about the role the law has played in encouraging and thwarting the civil rights movement Thursday, Oct. 23, for the sixth Damon J. Keith Biennial Lecture at Wayne State University Law School.  The lecture series is part of the mission of the law school’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights to provide education about civil rights to the community and to nurture the next generation of civil rights leaders. Bond’s lecture is sponsored by Comerica Bank. Bond’s presentation, “Under Color of Law,” is set for 7:30 p.m. in the WSU’s Community Arts Auditorium at 450 Reuther Mall. The event is free and open to the public. Register by visiting keithcenter.wayne.edu/bond or calling 313-577-0300. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school.

    24 The Antitrust, Franchising & Trade Regulation Section of the State Bar of Michigan’s Franchise Practitioners Group will host a complimentary, educational session, “Franchise Law Update 2014: Labor & Employment,” on Friday, Oct. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to noon to discuss recent labor and employment developments and their potential impact on franchisors and franchisees.   The session is closed to members of the media, but open to franchisors, franchisees, franchise lawyers, labor and employment lawyers, business lawyers, including in-house counsel, HR professionals, law students, and law professors.  The update will take place at the offices of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, & Weiss PC, 27777 Franklin Road, Suite 2500, in Southfield.  To register, contact Sue Robinson at 248-351-3000 or srobinson@jaffelaw.com before Monday, Oct. 20.

    24 This year’s Wayne Law Review Symposium will bring together judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, academic experts and a former criminal Friday, Oct. 24, to discuss the topic “Sentencing White Collar Defendants: How Much Is Enough?”  The free symposium will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at Wayne State University Law School, 471 W. Palmer St. The event is open to the public. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school. The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and an evening cocktail and networking reception. Register at law.wayne.edu/lawreview2014 by Wednesday, Oct. 15.

    25 The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Clinic and Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. (LAD) will conduct a child support help program on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Friends Auditorium of Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave.  Attendees are asked to bring their current court orders and up-to-date Friend-of-the-Court (FOC) financial information to receive this type of assistance. They can call the FOC at 313-224-5300 to request a current account printout.  Attendees will also be able to sign up for MiCase, the state’s child support self-service (https://micase.state.mi.us/), for online access to their case information.  For additional information on the program, call the library at 313-481-1391 or visit its website at http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/.


    28 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host a “Craft Beer and App Share” event on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at One-Eyed Betty’s located at 175 W. Troy St. in Ferndale.  Attorneys are invited to join a fun-filled evening of Michigan craft beer and app sharing.  Attendees should bring their mobile device and share how their favorite app makes their practice more efficient.  Cost for those who pre-register is $35 for OCBA members, $25 for OCBA new lawyers, and $45 for non-members.  Cost at the door will be $50 for OCBA members, $30 for OCBA new lawyers, and $60 for non-members.  To register or for additional information, call 248-334-3400 or visit www.ocab.org and click on “More Events.”

    29 The Detroit Legal and Technology Group will sponsor a program titled “Business Court Technology and Innovation” on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Courtroom 1B of the Oakland County Circuit Court, 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac.  Business Court Judges Wendy Potts and James Alexander will be the featured speakers and will provide an overview of the Oakland Business Court operation, which began in June 2013.  Those attending should plan on arriving before 5 p.m.

    29 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., on Wednesday, Oct. 29 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.

    30 Cutting-edge legal issues in doing business with India, China and the Middle East will be the focus of a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Wayne State University Law School.  “Legal Aspects of Investment in Three Emerging Markets: China, India and the Middle East” will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. The event, which is sponsored by the law school’s Program for International Legal Studies, is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided after the program. No registration is necessary. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from Wayne Law.

    November

    3 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 on Monday, Nov. 3, 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.

    3 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. Monday, Nov. 3, 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 additional information, contact LAD staff attorney Mayada Saroki at 313-967-5801.

    4 The State Bar of Michigan will present “Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice” from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the State Bar’s Michael Franck Building in downtown Lansing.  Registration costs $100 for lawyers who have been in practice for less than five years, and $125 for those who have practiced law for five years or more. The registration fee includes seminar materials, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Payment and the registration form, which can be downloaded from the SBM website at www.michbar.org/tipstools.cfm, must be received by Friday, Oct. 31. No walk-in registrations will be accepted.  Participants can register online, fax the registration form to SBM at 517-372-5921, or mail it with a check or credit card payment to: Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice Seminar, State Bar of Michigan, ATTN: Finance Department, Michael Franck Building, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48933-2012.  For additional information, contact Karen Spohn with the State Bar of Michigan Professional Standards Division at kspohn@mail.michbar.org or 517-346-6309.

    5 The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library continues to host WestlawNext™ training classes for attorneys in 2014 on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a look at Statutory 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.

    6 The Jewish Bar Association of Michigan (JBAM) will conduct a seminar titled “2014 Legal Update: What Every Good Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know” at the Bloomfield Township Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The program is designed to enlighten and educate attorneys, paralegals, and others so that they can be informed as to recent changes in real estate laws and procedures. The Bloomfield Township Public Library is located at 1099 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Hills.  Registration is free to all JBAM members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited. A free lunch will be provided from 1 to 1:30 p.m. To register, contact Keith Sirlin at 248-682-6890 or sirlinawman@aol.com.

    7 The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) will host its 2014 Winter Meeting on Friday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd.  This year’s meeting is titled “Preparing for Battle: Litigation Strategies and Tools.”  Cost for the meeting is $210 for MDTC members, $235 for non-members, $75 for luncheon only, and $285 for a new member special (cost of meeting and one year of membership). To register, visit www.mdtc.org and click on “events.”

    7 The Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) annual “Fabulous Friday—Finds and Fun...on Wheels” event is returning to Leon and Lulu from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.  Guests will have the opportunity to shop for a good cause as a percentage of purchases will benefit programs designed to end bullying and youth violence. They will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and a raffle.  Leon and Lulu is located at 96 W. 14 Mile Road in Clawson.  For additional information or to register for this free event, visit www.mediation-omc.org.

    7 Butzel Long will offer it’s 27th Annual Labor, Employment, and Immigration Law Forum on Friday, Nov. 7, at The Dearborn Inn at 20301 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn.  The Butzel Long half-day seminar begins with registration at 7:15 a.m. The conference runs from 8:10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $175 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials. The Certification Institute (HRCI) has pre-approved this event for 3.5 credit hours (general).  Register online at www.butzel.com/labor2014. For inquiries, contact Charmese Wilson at 313-983-6904 or email at wilsonc@butzel.com.

    8 The State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section will host A (Habeas) Chorus Line networking event that begins with a networking reception with beverages, pizza and appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Clark Hill, located at 151 South Old Woodward Ave., Suite 200, in Birmingham. The event will then move at 7:30 p.m. to Berkley High School, located at 2325 Catalpa Drive in Berkley, where the musical parody troupe, A (Habeas) Chorus Line, a group composed almost entirely of attorneys, will perform. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information about the networking event, contact the section administrator at businesslaw@mi.rr.com or 248-953-9022. Register for A (Habeas) Chorus Line.

    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 Wednesday, Nov. 12, 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 http://www.ladadetroit.org.

    14 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, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brightmoor Health Outreach Collaborative, 13624 Stout St.  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.

    18 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee continues its Anatomy of a Criminal Case – Year XVI brown bag lunch lecture series with “Expert Witness Cross Examination and the Daubert Hearing” featuring Charles D. Toby on Tuesday, Nov. 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 walk-ins, non-members and video viewers is $20 per seminar.  For additional information or to register, call 248-334-3400 or visit www.ocba.org.