Calendar

January 2020
  1. January 20 ICLE Calendar

    Handling Child Custody and Parenting Time Issues, Thursday, Feb. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This basic level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 6 CLE credits.

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

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    29th Annual Drafting Estate Planning Documents, Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 5.5 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $195, section members pay $175, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, ICLE basic partners pay $175, and ICLE premium 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 www.icle.org.
     

  2. January 20 Calendar

    January

    17 The Michigan Association for Justice will host a Workers’ Compensation/Social Security Seminar on Friday, Jan. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton, 27000 S. Karevich Dr. in Novi. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the seminar starts at 9 a.m.  Topics to be covered include: legislative developments, state of the Workers’ Compensation Law; traumatic brain injuries and neuropsychological evaluations; view from the Supreme Court with Michigan Supreme Court Justice Megan Cavanagh; national workers’ compensation issues; federal Social Security disability insurance appeals; state Social Security diåsability insurance of the law; and employment law issues. Rates to attend (if registered by Jan. 2) are $195 for MAJ members, $100 for MAJ student and paralegel members, $155 for MAJ members practicing 3 years or less, $100 for MAJ sustaining members, $375 for non-MAJ members (includes digital handbook). Registrations received after Jan. 2 will be charged an additional $50 (including sustaining members). To register, visit www.michiganjustice.org.  On-site at-the-door registrations will be charged an additional $100 (including sustaining members).

    17 The Michigan Association for Justice will host its 17th Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar on Friday, Jan. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 2700 S. Karevich Dr. in Novi. The seminar is for MAJ plaintiff members only. Nationally-acclaimed trial lawyer Jonathon H. Lomurro will kick off the seminar presenting “Hidden Data for Your Case: Audit Trails, Metadata, Archives, and Alerts.” Other topics to be covered include: “The New Court Rules - How to Make  Them Work Best for You”; “3 Key Winning Trial Strategies: Voir Dire, Simplified PowerPoint Opening Statements, and Daubert Motions to Limit Defense Experts”; and “The Top 5 Impactful Appellate Decisions Regarding Medical Malpractice.” Rates to attend (if registered by Jan. 2) are $250 for MAJ plaintiff members, full day; $165 for MAJ plaintiff members practicing less than 3 years, full day; $150 for MAJ plaintiff sustaining members; $150 for MAJ plaintiff student and paralegal members, full day; $215 for MAJ plaintiff members, morning only; $135 for MAJ plaintiff members practicing less than 3 years, morning only; $125 for MAJ plaintiff sustaining members, morning only; $125 for MAJ plaintiff student and paralegal members, morning only.  Registrations received after Jan. 2 will be charged an additional $50 (including sustaining members). On-site/door registrations will be charged an additional $100 (including sustaining members). Register at www.michiganjustice.org.

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    The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Know Your Judge Circuit Court” on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. at the OCBA offices, 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100, in Bloomfield Hills. Attendees can bring their lunch to hear Douglas K. Oliver, of Law Offices of Douglas K. Oliver PLLC, lead a frank discussion full of practice pointers and helpful insights into practicing criminal law before Oakland County’s Circuit Court judges. Credit has been approved with the OCBA for 1 Criminal credit. This seminar will not be taped.  Cost for OCBA members is $12 pre-registration or $25 on site registration. Non-members pay $25 pre-registration or $40 on site registration. MIDC court appointed attorneys can attend for free. To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

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    The Rochester Bar Association will host a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22, beginning at 11:45 a.m. at the Rochester Mills Beer Company, 400 Water Street in Rochester. The guest speaker will be Kelly A. Carter, chair of the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission and assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan. Cost for the lunch is $20.

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    The RISE Committee of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present a “Speed Judging” event, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Detroit Room of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit. “Speed Judging” is a legal take on “speed dating” where newer attorneys have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with members of the federal bench. Attendees will be able to meet the judges and take part in an afternoon of mentoring, dos and don’ts, and camaraderie at the federal courthouse, followed by a Happy Hour at the Avalon Café and Bakery, 1049 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. For additional information, visit https://fbamich.org.

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    In its continuing efforts to foster collegiality between the Oakland County bench and bar, the Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) introduces “Luncheon Limine,” a brown bag lunch series between judges and attorneys. Attendees can bring their questions (and their lunch) for an informal discussion of legal topics and practice issues. The inaugural lunch will feature Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Phyllis McMillen from the Civil/Criminal Division and Oakland County Circuit Court Judge James Alexander from the Business Court and will focus on the new Civil Discovery Rules. “Luncheon Limine: The New Discovery Rules Three Weeks In” will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Circuit Court’s Judicial Conference Room, 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac. This event is free to everyone but space is limited. To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    24 The State Bar of Michigan’s Labor & Employment Law Section will host its annual and mid-winter meeting on Friday, Jan. 24, at the Detroit Athletic Club.  Jim Obergefell from the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges will be the keynote speaker, and the Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Barry Goldman.  Registration for the event begins at 1 p.m. The education program and annual meeting will run from 1:30 until 5 p.m. A cocktail reception and the awards banquet will follow.  There is no charge for LEL Section members who want to attend the education program and annual meeting, although registration is required and this does not include cocktails or dinner. The cost for LEL Section member also attending the reception and awards banquet is $150 ($165 for non-members/guests).  Register online at http://connect.michbar.org/laborlaw/home.

    25 Join the Oakland County Bar Association for the Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. OCBA members, family and friends are welcome to attend. Each will receive an exclusive price of $30 per ticket at North End Club (a $55 value) not available to the general public. Ticket packages include a free Pistons item for each ticket purchased (redeem at game) and a post-game free throw shot on the Pistons floor. Deadline to register is January 6. To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.” For additional information, contact Brandon Goebel at 248-377-0172 or bgoebel@pistons.com.

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    The Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) will host its January Luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Skyline Club, 2000 Town Center in Southfield. Marc Lorelli, of Brooks Kushman, will present “The ‘Other’ Judicially Created Patentability Exception: Design Patent Functionality.” Cost is $25 for MIPLA members and $35 for non-members. To register online, visit http://mipla.org.

    29 The Oakland County Bar Association is pleased to partner with the Hellenic Bar Association of Michigan, the Jewish Bar Association of Michigan, and several other organizations to present a special screening of the documentary “Life Will Smile,” a unique first-hand account on the story of how Zakynthos became the only place in Europe where every member of its Jewish population survived World War II and the Holocaust.  The screening will take place Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 10 p.m at the Main Art Theater, 118 N. Main Street in Royal Oak  This free event will also include an opportunity to meet with and hear from the film’s producer Steve Priovolos. The film is in Greek with English subtitles.  To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

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    Raising the Bar, an educational series increasing employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law and offered by Detroit-based Nemeth Law PC, returns on Thursday, Jan. 30, with its annual labor and employment law edition. Raising the Bar will be held at the Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road in Troy. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. The program runs from 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. with one 15-minute break. The cost is $75 per person and pre-registration is requested. To register, e-mail Pamela Perkowski at pperkowski@nemethlawpc.com or call 313-567-5921.

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    An evening to honor Judge Marci B. McIvor on her retirement from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan, will take place Thursday, Jan. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rattlesnake Club, 300 River Place Dr. in Detroit. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.  Net proceeds from the event will benefit Access to Bankruptcy Court, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing representation to low income debtors.  The evening is sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter; Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Association for the Eastern District of Michigan; The Consumer Bankruptcy Association; Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee of the State Bar of Michigan; and Turnaround Management Association Detroit Chapter.  Advance tickets are $50 and regular price tickets are $60. To register online, visit  https://fbamich.org and click on “events.”

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    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law ushers in Black History Month with a special evening reception, “Bending the Arc Toward Justice,” on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. acknowledging and celebrating the school’s history, present, and future. The event at Detroit Mercy Law’s atrium, 651 E. Jefferson. Ave. in Detroit, includes: a portrait unveiling of Henry H. Tarrant ’22, the school’s first known African American graduate; the launch of the new Henry H. Tarrant Award for Black Student Excellence; remarks by Godfrey Dillard, a civil rights trailblazer; and an introduction of the Association of Black Law Alumni (ABLA), led by Wayne County Probate Court Judge Terrance A. Keith ’84, and ABLA’s new scholarship for African American students. Registration and additional information is available at https://tarrant20.eventbrite.com.

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    The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Can You Say that Again? An Analysis of MRE 801 and MRE 804” on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the OCBA offices, 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100, in Bloomfield Hills. Attorney Michael J. McCarthy will offer an analysis of Michigan’s Hearsay Rule and practical pointers on offering statements into evidence when the declarant cannot or will not testify in court.  Credit has been approved with the OCBA for 2 Criminal credits. Cost for OCBA members is $40 pre-registration or $50 on site registration. OCBA new lawyers, paralegals, and students pay $30 pre-registration or $40 on site registration. Non-members pay $60 pre-registration or $75 on site registration. MIDC court appointed attorneys can attend for free. To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    30 The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan is holding its Business Boot Camp I January 30-31 in Plymouth for new business lawyers. The two-day course serves as an expedited and informal “crash course” in topics designed to help business lawyers understand the types of situations they will face as they begin their practice. Tickets are $220 for current lawyers and $80 for law school students. Those interested in signing up by credit card can visit www.eiseverywhere.com/bus11041 or register at the Section’s website at http://connect.michbar.org/businesslaw/home. For questions about this event, contact the Business Law Section administrator at 248-953-9022 or businesslawsection@gmail.com.

    February

    11 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Board of Directors and Membership Committee will host a special evening celebrating the grand opening of the newly-renovated OCBA office on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. The official ribbon cutting will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce (BBCC). OCBA board members, BBCC officials, local officials, OCBA staff, and more will be on hand. In addition, the office will be open for tours and the quarterly Membership Mixer. There will be plenty of networking, fun, food, and drinks for guests as they meander through the office to check out the beautiful renovation.  The OCBA office is located at 1760 S. Telegraph Road, Ste. 100 in Bloomfield Hills. There is no cost to attend the ribbon cutting and mixer, however, registration is requested. To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    13 The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Paternity in Juvenile and Family Cases” on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OCBA offices, 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100, in Bloomfield Hills.  The Revocation of Paternity Act (ROPA) isn’t just for family law cases. ROPA is often used in juvenile cases, too. The speakers will discuss its practical application in these cases, including real-life case studies. Speaking at the seminar will be attorneys Kate Weaver and Lisa Harris of Oakland County Circuit Court. This seminar is worth 1.5 credits for attorneys accepting juvenile appointments. Cost for OCBA members is $12 pre-registration or $25 on site registration. Non-members pay $25 pre-registration or $40 on site registration. To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    13 The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Winning Through Mediation: Want the Secret Sauce?” on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the OCBA offices, 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100, in Bloomfield Hills. The program’s panelists will discuss strategies for preparing for and representing litigants during a mediation, how to ensure that a settlement is more likely, and how to get the best settlement for the client. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m. with the program to follow at 6 p.m. Cost for OCBA members is $40 pre-registration; $30 for OCBA new lawyers, paralegals, and students pre-registration; and $50 for non-members pre-registration. To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”
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