December 2017
  1. December 12 ICLE Calender

    Tax Law Series: Planning for the Future of the Federal Estate Tax and Other Estate Planning Issues, on-demand webcast available Wednesday, Jan. 3. For CLE credit from this intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, call ICLE.

    The general admission fee is $95, section members pay $85, Michigan new lawyers pay $45, and ICLE partners can attend for free.

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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

  2. December 12 Calendar


    12 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will host a Video Viewing Marathon—A Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series Replay this week at the OCBA offices, 1760 S. Telegraph Rd. in Bloomfield Hills. This is the OCBA’s annual opportunity for court-appointed counsel to earn last-minute CLE’s.  Check-in will begin at 9:45 a.m. All attendees must arrive within 15 minutes of the beginning of the video in order to receive credit. Two videos will be shown each day. Each video is worth one credit for attorneys on the criminal assignment list.  The cost for this video replay is $30 per video for OCBA members and $45 per video for non-OCBA members. The remaining dates and topics are as follows:

    • Tuesday, Dec. 12:10 a.m.—Polygraph Evidence: Dos and Don’ts; 11:15 a.m.—Criminal Appeals.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 13: 10 a.m.—Navigating the Transition from State to Federal Court; 11:15 a.m.—Therapeutic Jurisprudence.
    • Thursday, Dec. 14: 10 a.m.—The Art of Private Investigation: A Legal Perspective; 11:15 a.m.—The Art of Private Investigation: An Investigator’s Perspective.
    • Friday, Dec. 15: 10 a.m.—Risk Assessment and Psychological Investigation; 11:15 a.m.—A Comprehensive Discussion of DHHS.

    For additional information, call 248-334-3400. To register, visit

    The Association of Defense Trial Counsel (ADTC) will host its Annual Holiday Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, with cocktails & buffet dinner from 5:30 to 8.p.m. at Amnesia Night Club at Motor City Hotel/Casino, 2901 Grand River Ave. in Detroit. Located on the 16th floor of the hotel, guests can enter Amnesia by taking the elevator in the hotel lobby. Guests do not have to enter the casino in order to access Amnesia. Complimentary valet parking is available. Cost is $60 for ADTC members and $70 for non-members. Price includes two drink tickets. Reservations must be made by noon on Thursday, Dec. 7. To confirm attendance, call Diane Hirshey at 313-237-0610.

    12 The Book Club of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will discuss “Leading Yourself First,” by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Raymond M. Kethledge, Sixth Circuit, and Michael S. Erwin, on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the 7th floor Judges’ Conference Room of the Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit. Kethledge will be joining in person to help lead the discussion and answer questions. FBA members may attend for free and non-members pay $10. Lunch is available for $10 or attendees can bring their own. Register online at or email Mindy Herrmann at

    14 The Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers will host its Annual Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 14, at Cost Plus Wine Warehouse (Eastern Market), 2nd Floor, 2448 Market St. in Detroit. Cocktail hour and registration begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature small plates, beer & wine, and entertainment.  Attire is business casual (Christmas-themed encouraged). Cost is $35 per person for ISIAL members; $40 per person for non-members; $25 per person for law students; and $45 at the door. To register or for additional information, visit

    The Rochester Bar Association will host its annual holiday party on Thursday, Dec. 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Great Oaks Country Club, 777 Great Oaks Blvd. in Rochester. The RBA will provide light hors d’oeuvres and there will be a cash bar available. Guests are welcome at $15 per guest. Attire is business casual (no denim). Registration is requested by December 11. To Register, contact Kristen Robinson at or call 248-614-9005.

    21 The Wolverine Bar Association and the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association will host their Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Atheneum Hotel, Fishbones French Quarter Room, in Detroit. Proceeds from the event will benefit Matrix Human Services. Cost is $20 for Wolverine and Straker members, $15 for law students, and $30 for non-members. Cash or checks will be accepted at the door. To register, email