Calendar

February 2023
  1. February 8 ICLE Calendar

    32nd Annual Drafting Estate Planning Documents online seminar livestreamed Thursday, February 16, from 9 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 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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    Intellectual Property Law Spring Seminar 2023, Thursday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.  This intermediate level course, Presented by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan in cooperation with ICLE, offers 4.5 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $150, section members pay $95, Michigan new lawyers pay $150, and ICLE partners pay $150.
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    28th Annual Health Law Institute, Thursday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at St. John’s Resort in Plymouth.  This basic/intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 9.25 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $395, section members pay $365, Michigan new lawyers pay $195, and ICLE partners pay $345.
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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 or visit www.icle.org.

  2. February 8 Calendar

    February

    The Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy will offer the webinar “How Courts Are Shaping Congress’ Power to Investigate” on Wednesday, February 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. The program will feature an online panel of legal experts to discuss how federal courts are shaping the ability of Congress to investigate issues and obtain information. To register for the free webinar, visit https://levin-center.org.

    The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present its “2023 Wade H. McCree Jr. Luncheon for the Advancement of Social Justice” on Wednesday, February 8, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Atheneum, 1000 Brush Avenue in Detroit. Detroit Red Wings announcer Ken Daniels will be the keynote speaker for the program. The Wade H. McCree Jr. Award for the Advancement of Social Justice will also be presented during the luncheon. To register, visit https://fbamich.org and click on “calendar.”

    The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel will present the webinar “How To Win Your Appeal In The Trial Court, Or At Least How To Not Lose It” on Wednesday, February 8, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. The webinar will feature discussion and analysis from leading appellate lawyers on the major opinions released in the ‘21-’22 term, including cases sounding in medical malpractice, governmental immunity, and trucking negligence. Registration for the webinar is free for MDTC members and $25 for non-members. To register, visit www.mdtc.org/press-center/mdtc-events.

    The Women’s Bar Association (WBA), Oakland County region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, will host Bar Briefs on Wednesday, February 8, at Deer Lake Inn. Attendees will gather at 6 p.m. for an informal happy-hour style networking event. There is no need to pre-register. Deer Lake Inn is located at 7504 Dixie Highway in Clarkston.

    The New Lawyers Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association and the Barristers from the Detroit Bar Association will conduct a joint OCBA/DBA Networking Event Thursday, February 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fowling Warehouse, 3901 Christopher Street in Hamtramck. The cost of the event includes food and fowling, and a cash bar is available. Cost is $35 for OCBA members, $45 for DBA members ($35 after entering DBA member coupon code), and $45 for non-members. To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events”

    The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, and the N.E. Mich. Bankruptcy Bar will present the “State of the Bankruptcy Court” featuring U.S. Bankruptcy Court Chief Judge Daniel S. Opperman, Eastern District of Michigan. The event will take place Thursday, February 9, from 5:15 to 8 p.m. at Zehnder’s, 730 S. Main St. in Frankenmuth. Cost for the program is $45. For additional information or to register, visit https://fbamich.org and click on “calendar.”

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law  along with University of Windsor Faculty of Law and the City of Detroit invites community participation in its upcoming virtual cross-border series, “Women in Arts and Entertainment Law” The first topic in the series, “Women in Fashion Law,” will take place on Thursday, February 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. Guests will learn about cross-border merchandising and entrepreneurship issues and how intellectual property law protects fashion. To learn more and register, visit www.law.udmercy.edu.

    11  The Michigan Asian Pacific American Bar Association will host its annual Lunar New Year Dinner on Saturday, February 11, at Hong Hua Fine Chinese Dining, 27925 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. The cost of attendance is $30 for MAPABA members and guests and $20 for law students. To register, visit https://mapaba-lunar-new-year-2023.eventbrite.com.

    11  The Association of Legal Administrators, Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, will take part in a volunteer opportunity at Forgotten Harvest on Saturday, February 11. From 9 a.m. to noon, ALA volunteers will pack emergency food boxes (or other duties as assigned) for the community. ALA has 25 volunteer spots to fill. Forgotten Harvest is located at 15000 W. 8 Mile Rd. in Oak Park. Volunteers can register to help by visiting https://aladetroit.org.

    11  The Women’s Bar Association (WBA), Oakland County region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, will host a “Galentine’s Day Brunch” on Saturday, February 11, beginning at 11 a.m. at Madam at the Daxton Hotel located at 298 S. Old Woodward Ave. in Birmingham. To register, email wbaoakland@gmail.com.

    15  The Association of Defense Trial Counsel will welcome Keisha Glenn of the Michigan Department of Attorney General to its February member meeting on Wednesday, February 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Founders Brewing Co., 456 Charlotte St. in Detroit. Glenn will speak on “Fighting Fraud in No-fault.” There is no charge for this event. To confirm attendance, e-mail Jessica Hilewsky at jhilewsky@harveykruse.com by February 10.

    15  After a previous cancellation due to a snowstorm, the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association will host its “Mix &?Mingle” event to kick off the new year on Wednesday, February 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Members and guests will gather at DUO Restaurant & Lounge located at 29555 Northwestern Hwy. in Southfield. For additional information on Straker Bar, visit https://strakerlaw.org.

    16  The Affinity Bar Charity Challenge 2023 will take place Thursday, February 16, from 6 to p.m. at Pop’s for Italian, 280 W. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale, for a fun night of giving back. The Oakland County Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association (Oakland County region of Women Lawyers Association of Michigan), D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, Hellenic Bar Association of Michigan, Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan, and WLAM - Wayne will all take part in the challenge. Tickets cost $50 for members of any partner organization and $75 for non-members. To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

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    The 5th Annual State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section Symposium will take place Thursday, February 16, at the Detroit Institute of Arts from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The cost of attending the Symposium is $135, and more information can be obtained by visiting, www.bizsymposium.com.

    16  The Criminal Defense Association of Michigan will present the webinar “Show and Tell - Demonstrative Aids Throughout Trial” on Thursday, February 16, from 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom. Speaking at the training will be CDAM Past President Karl P. Numinen of Numinen, DeForge, & Toutant PC. Cost for the February 16 webinar is $30. To register, visit https://cdam.wildapricot.org.

    16  The Legal Practice Management/Legal Administrators Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host a free lunchtime webinar via Zoom, featuring attorney Benjamin Muth, principal of Muth Law in Ann Arbor. The webinar “Ten Practice Management Tips for Success” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 16. To register and receive the Zoom link, email admin@cmtjustice.com.

    17  The Government Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will conduct its Winter Seminar on “The Ever-Changing Landscape of Elections in Michigan” Friday, February 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Pkwy. in Canton. Cost for the seminar is $130 for GLS members, $150 for non-members, and $25 for law students. To register, visit https://connect.michbar.org/govlaw/home.

    18  The Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will conduct its “6th Annual Mid-Winter Conference” online Saturday, February 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom.  To register for the online conference, visit https://connect.michbar.org/criminallaw/home. For questions, email criminallawsection@gmail.com.

    21  The Oakland County Bar Association will present an online webinar on “Practice Tips for District Court Proceedings and MRE Chapter 5 - Privilege” Tuesday, February 21, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Speaking at the webinar will be Michael J. McCarthy of Michael J. McCarthy P.C. Cost for the webinar is $12 for OCBA members pre-registration and $25 for non-members pre-registration. Oakland County MIDC court appointed attorneys can attend for free. To register for this webinar, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    21  As part of the 2023 Virtual Lunchtime Trainings, the State Appellate Defender Office and the Criminal Defense Resource Center will present a webinar on “Memory: Key Principles for Defense Attorneys” Tuesday, February 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. This training will be led by Dr. Kimberly Fenn from the Department of Psychology, Michigan State University. To register for the webinar, visit www.sado.org and click on “Upcoming Events.”

    21  The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan will be present a webinar on Tuesday, February 21, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Arbitrator Jerome F. Rock will discuss “The Use of Narrative Statements in Arbitration.” To register for the webinar, visit https://connect.michbar.org/adr/home.

    22  Maddin Hauser continues its 2022-2023 Breakfast Bites: Employment Law Series with “Responding to Employment Related Requests: Subpoenas, Garnishments and Personnel Files” online Wednesday, February 22, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Speaking at the online program will be Sydney E. Wright, a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation and Risk Advisory and Financial Services and Real Property Litigation groups. For additional information or to register for the webinar, visit https://maddinhauser.com and click on “events.”

    23  The Privately Held Businesses forum of the State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section will present a virtual interactive program on “The Corporate Transparency Act Mandatory Federal Reporting Requirements for ‘Mom and Pop’ Businesses” Thursday, February 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. Mark High, of Dickinson Wright, and Alexis Lupo, corporations division director of LARA, will talk with moderator Sharan Levine of Levine & Levine. Participants for this virtual program must register but the program is free of charge. For additional information or to register, visit https://connect.michbar.org/businesslaw.

    23  As part of its Community Conversations virtual event series, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will present “Black History Month with Zenell Brown” online Thursday, February 23, from noon to 1 p.m. To register, visit https://info.cooley.edu/community-conversations.

    23  The Michigan Judicial Institute and will conduct the Juvenile Probation Officer/Caseworker Certification Examination on Thursday, February 23. The examination is based upon information in the MJI Juvenile Probation Officer/Caseworker Self-Instructional Manual. The exam is now a computer-based application, however, applicants must still pre-register to take the exam for only one time slot: 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. To register for the online exam, visit https://mjieducation.mi.gov and scroll down to “upcoming MJI events.”

    24  The Michigan Association for Justice will conduct its “Seminar in the Snow: Litigation Strategies & Techniques” Friday through Sunday, February 24-26, at Crystal Mountain Resort, 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, MI. Event rates are $400 for MAJ members, $325 for MAJ sustaining members, $270 for MAJ members practicing 4 years or less, $270 for MAJ paralegal/law clerk members, and $575 for non-members. To register or for additional information, visit www.michiganjustice.org and click on “Events.”

    27  The Child Abuse Training Services (CATS) and the Child Abuse Prosecution Resource (CAPR) department within the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) will present a seminar on “Forensic Interviewing and the Courtroom” on Monday and Tuesday, February 27-28, in Lansing. This seminar is for prosecutors only. To register for the 2-day program, prosecutors can visit https://michiganprosecutor.org and click on “training.”

    28  The Women’s Bar Association (WBA), Oakland County region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, will present its next Book Club online Tuesday, February 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom. For the February meeting, the club will be discussing “Finding Me” by actress Viola Davis. To register for this online discussion, email wbaoakland@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

    March

    The Criminal Defense Association of Michigan will present the webinar “Weapons Offenses and Bruen: How the 2nd Amendment Impacts Criminal Cases” on Thursday, March 2, from 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom. Speaking at the webinar will be Blase Kearney of Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit. Cost for the webinar is $45. To register, visit https://cdam.wildapricot.org.

    Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will host the “Law Review Distinguished Brief Award Symposium” online Thursday, March 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. via Webex. Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein will be the keynote speaker for this year. To register for the online symposium, visit www.cooley.edu/events.

    The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Raise the Bar: 20223 Circuit-Probate Court Bench/Bar Conference” Friday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Community House, 380 S. Bates St. in Birmingham. The conference provides judges and attorneys the opportunity to interact outside the courtroom in an informal, solution-oriented environment. Cost for the conference is $75 for OCBA members and $45 for OCBA?new lawyers, paralegals, students, and judicial law clerks. To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    The “2023 Detroit Mercy Law Review Symposium: Fallout: The Legal Impact of the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine” will take place Friday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 651 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. The symposium will also be livestreamed. To register for the symposium, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-detroit-mercy-law-review-symposium-tickets-457237689237.
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