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Law Offices of Barton Morris and Cannabis Legal Group move to Troy

The Law Offices of Barton Morris and Cannabis Legal Group have moved to Troy after spending more than 20 years in Royal Oak. The new office, which will be located at 801 West Big Beaver Road, will take up the entire sixth floor of the building. Morris and his two dozen employees will occupy more than 13,000 square feet. In addition to heading a criminal defense law firm, Morris also practices corporate and business law including Real Estate, Intellectual Property and a variety of transactional matters. Morris also founded Cannabis Legal Group. 

“We needed a much larger space as I want to continue expanding my practice in order to serve the needs of all of our clients,” says Morris.

Rosenberg spy case explored in FBA trial practices program Oct. 28

The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, is teaming up with the American College of Trial Lawyers to retry the infamous Rosenberg spy case.  “Anatomy of a Trial: An In Depth Examination of Best Trial Practices” will take place on Friday, October 28, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Levin U.S. District Courthouse in Detroit.

The event will feature a faculty of distinguished trial lawyers and judges for a mock trial program, the purpose of which is to train younger lawyers on best practices for opening statements, direct and cross examinations, closing arguments, and the ever-important skill of effective, ethical advocacy.  Based on the real trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, this training will cover topics including opening statements, direct examination, cross-examination, closing arguments, and a discussion with federal judges on what they want from a trial lawyer.

Included will be:

• Full day of Anatomy of a Trial program with distinguished litigator and trial judge speakers

• Lunch

• Panel discussion with judges on what they want from trial lawyers

Cost is $76 for members and $126 for non-members/guests.  To register, visit fbamich.org and click on “events.”

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