June 2018
  1. June 20 Coming Events

    June 27: Joint Section Social Event: Young Lawyers and Solo/Small Firms, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Keller & Almassian, PLC, 230 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids. The sections invite you to get together for an after-work collaborative social event at the beautiful Keller & Almassian office. There will be food, beverages, great people, and great times at this happy hour.  These two sections are a perfect fit for a collaborative event.  Members of both sections have diverse practice areas and look to each other for support.  Member price: $10.00 - please sign in at to get the member price; non-members $20. For more info, or 616-454-5550, ext. 101.

    July 18-22:?State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section: Mid-Summer Conference, Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, Michigan, starts 4:00 p.m. July 19 and ends 12 noon July 22.  This conference will feature presentations by top-notch family law practitioners providing state-of-the-law education and tips on family law issues. In addition, the conference provides valuable opportunities to network with your colleagues. The conference fee of $175 (section members) includes conference, breakfasts, cocktail reception, and printed materials. To register visit and click on the event. Reserve a room by June 19, at a discounted rate. Please note that after the cut-off date, attendees will have to call central reservations at (800) 462-6963 and ask for the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section to book their reservations, based on availability.

    August 8:?2018 Annual Golf Outing hosted by the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Thornapple Pointe Golf Course, 7211 48th St S.E., Grand Rapids, 11:30 a.m. lunch, 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Join the GRBA for this 18 hole, 4 person scramble. Teams compete in either a Firm or Mixed division. Cost: $125/person, $500/team, includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, dinner, and a box lunch. Dinner and awards to follow (must be present to win). Cash bar will be available at the 19th hole. To register, go to and find the event in the calendar.
    Awards: Traveling Trophy to the winning firm team, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive. Mulligans will also be available - 5 for $20 (but they disqualify teams from the trophy). Golf prizes, 50/50 raffle. You can also get some recognition for your firm or organization through various sponsorship opportunities. To register, visit and click on the event in the calendar; there is a PDF registration form to print and fill out. Not a golfer? Join the GRBA for dinner to congratulate the winners.  For more information, contact GRBA staff, or 616-454-5550.