21st Annual Bench Bar set for May 14

The Judiciary Committee of the Washtenaw County Bar Association is sponsoring the 21st Annual Bench-Bar Conference.

The event will be held on Friday, May 14, noon to 4:30 p.m. at Travis Pointe Country Club.

As always, a lunch buffet is included.

The program this year is entitled, "Achieving Access to Justice For All" and includes a State Bar update from current SBM President Charles Toy.

In addition, local judges will provide updates on their courts including Chief Judge David Swartz, Washtenaw County Trial Court; Chief Judge Julie Creal, 15th District Court; Chief Judge Kirk W. Tabbey, 14A District Court; and Chief Judge Charles J. Pope, 14B District Court.

A panel discussion with the judges will follow concerning perspectives on statewide indigent defense and helping people afford civil disputes.

Facilitated break-out groups in the areas of civil practice, criminal law practice and family law practice will conclude the afternoon.

For more information or to register, contact Candy Newton at newtonc@ewashtenaw.org or call (734) 994-4912 or FAX (734) 663-2430.

Sponsors for this year's Bench-Bar Conference include Conlin, McKenney and Philbrick, P.C.; Dykema; Fink and Valvo, PLLC; Garris Garris Garris and Garris, P.C.; Hooper, Hathaway, Price, Beuche and Wallace, P.C.; Jaffe Raitt Heuer and Weiss, P.C.; Julington Litigation Center; Law Offices of Weipert-Winter; Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone, PLC; Andrew Muth, P.C.; Pear Sperling Eggan and Daniels, P.C.; Lloyd Powell, Washtenaw County Public Defender; Joseph Spiegel, PC; and Washtenaw County Legal News.

Published: Thu, May 6, 2010

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