Daily Briefs

SBM to host Brunch for Bars April 21 in Detroit

The State Bar of Michigan will host Brunch for Bars on Sunday, April 21, as an opportunity for bar leaders and members from around the state to network and collaborate.  

As is tradition, Brunch for Bars is set for the morning after the Wolverine Bar’s Barristers’ Ball. The brunch will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Andiamo Detroit Riverfront - Renaissance Center Wintergarden, 400 Renaissance Center in Detroit.

The annual event is an opportunity for attendees to coalesce around shared goals while also enjoying delicious food.  Attire for the event is casual. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards to facilitate networking and continued conversations.

Cost to attend is $10 per person and registration is required. To register, visit www.michbar.org/diversity/brunch.

Parking will be available at the Beaubien Place Garage, 238 Beaubien Blvd. in Detroit. For additional information about the brunch, contact mfriedman@michbar.org.

Webinar looks at ‘Prosecuting the Drugged Driver’

The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan will present the Traffic Safety Training Program Webinar “Prosecuting the Drugged Driver” on Thursday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to noon via Zoom.

Drugged driving is a growing public safety threat on today’s roads.  Impaired driving cases involving substances other than alcohol can be challenging cases to both investigate and prosecute.  This training will provide law enforcement and prosecutors with the tools and resources they need to effectively investigate and prosecute drugged driving cases.

Topics Include:

• “Overview of the Michigan State Police Toxicology Lab” presented by Nicholas Fillinger, technical leader of the Toxicology Unit of the Michigan State Police

• “The Seven Drug Categories” presented by Sergeant Kevin Lee of the Michigan State Police

• “Benzos Behind the Wheel” presented by Kyle Butler, Ionia County prosecuting attorney

This course is approved for 3 hours of credit under PAAM’s recommended CLE Best Practice.

To register for this free webinar, visit https://michiganprosecutor.org and click on “training calendar.”  After registering, pending approval, attendees will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with instructions on how to join the webinar.  

Anyone with questions or in need of any assistance registering for the webinar should contact Amy Gronowski at gronowskia@michigan.gov or at 517-643-2114.

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