January 2018
  1. January 24 Coming Events

    Jan. 29-30: State Bar of Michigan offers “Business Boot Camp II, Basic Training for Every Business Lawyer,” The Inn at St. John’s 44045 Five Mile Rd., Plymouth. The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan presents this event with directors of training are Jeffrey S. Ammon of Miller Johnson, Timothy R. Damschroder of Bodman PLC, and Daniel H. Minkus of Clark Hill PLC.Presenters include the above, Justin Klimko of Butzel Long PC; Dustin Daniels of Miller Johnson; Lisa Sommers Gretchko, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC; Jennifer Oertel, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, & Weiss PC; Eric I. Lark, Kerr, Russell, & Weber PLC; Susan Kornfield, Bodman PLC; Robert Kendall, UHY LLP; Melissa N. Collar and Scott D. Hubbard of Warner, Norcross & Judd LLP. Registration deadline is Jan. 19. Visit

    Feb. 10: NALS of Michigan Legal Conference, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Foster Swift Collins & Smith, 313 S. Washington Sq., Lansing. Two hours of legal education., 9:00-11:15 a.m., will be followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. and membership meeting at noon. Legal education includes Ven R. Johnson speaking on Personal Injury, and a session on Workers’ Compensation with speaker Michael D. Sanders. $25 seminar, lunch, meeting; non-members: $30 seminar and lunch; students: seminar and lunch $15. No cost for attending the membership meeting. Registration deadline Feb. 2, online at; Contact Lynn Philp at for more information.

    Feb. 22
    : Grand Rapids Bar Association Just Lips! Celebrity Lip Sync, 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy S.E., Grand Rapids. The opportunity to see lawyers and judges from the local legal community lip-sync and dance to a wide range of music. For more, email or call 616-454-5550. To register, go to and click when the event comes up on the home page scrolling bar.

    March 8: MDTC Legal Excellence Awards, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Gem Theatre, 333 Madison Avenue, Detroit. The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel will present a variety of awards, including the Excellence in Defense Award to Smith Haughey’s Patrick F. Geary, and the introduction of the MDTC John P. Jacobs Appellate Advocacy Award to John P. Jacobs himself. Register/find out more at