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January 2022
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    January

    31  The Jewish Bar Association ot Michigan will present an online program on “Developing Trends in Bankruptcy” Monday, January 31, from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom. The online program will feature retired U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Ray Reynolds Graves, Eastern District of Michigan, along with Michael Kwiatkowski, Michelle McMahon, and Michael Traison of Cullen and Dykman LLP. To register for the online program, visit www.jewishbar.org and click on “Events.”

    February

    Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the Canada-United States Business Association (CUSBA) 10th Annual Cross-Border Economic Forecast on Tuesday, February 1, beginning at 2 p.m. Speaking at the webinar will be host Mark R. High, president, Canada-US Business Association, and member of Dickinson Wright. The webinar is complimentary but registration is required. To register, visit www.cusbaonline.com and click on “events.” Those unable to attend on February 1 should still register to receive a recording of the webinar.

    The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Child Abuse Training Services (CATS) Program, in cooperation with the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council, Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), and Governor’s Task Force on Children’s Justice (GTF), is pleased to present a regional, cross-professional Specialized Child Abuse Training seminar on the topic of “Forensic Interviewing: The Next Step.” The online training will take place Wednesday through Friday, February 2-4, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day via Zoom. To register for the online seminar, visit https://michiganprosecutor.org and click on “Training.”

    Clark Hill will present the webinar “2022 Projections in the North American Auto Industry” on Wednesday, February 2, beginning at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Among the speakers at the webinar will be Linda M. Watson, chair, Automotive & Manufacturing Industry Team, of Clark Hill’s Birmingham office. To register for the webinar, visit www.clarkhill.com and click on “events.”

    The Oakland County Bar Association will present “That’s Hearsay, Your Honor: MRE 803 and MRE 803A” as an online program on Thursday, February 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This webinar provides an overview of hearsay exceptions based upon the availability of the declarant. It also includes a detailed analysis of exceptions when the declarant is a child in a sexual assault case. Cost 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 program, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    The Association of Corporate Counsel, Michigan Chapter, will present the webinar “Looking Forward: Advance Preparation in a Dynamic Legal & Business Landscape” sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP on Thursday, February 3, from noon to 1 p.m. This webinar is designed to share insights and best practices with in-house counsel on how leading companies are looking ahead to plan, predict and prepare for ever-changing legal and business challenges. To register for the webinar, visit www.acc.com/chapters-networks/chapters/michigan.

    The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present its “2022 Wade H. McCree Jr. Luncheon for the Advancement of Social Justice” on Wednesday, February 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, 1114 Washington Blvd. in Detroit. Detroit Police Chief James E. White will be the keynote speaker for the program. In addition, the Wade H. McCree Jr. Award for the Advancement of Social Justice will be presented. FBA members can attend the luncheon for $45 and guests can attend for $60. To register, visit https://fbamich.org and click on “calendar.”

    10  The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan will host “Done by Dinner—Regional Social Event & Membership Drive” online Thursday, February 10, beginning at 5:30 p.m. This quick social event will feature members of the WLAM Regional Development Committee. There will be a brief history of WLAM and what it offers followed by Q&A and an interactive trivia game. To register for the online event, visit www.womenlawyers.org and click on “events.”

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    The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Wiping the Slate Clean” as an online webinar on Thursday, February 10, from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. This presentation will focus on the recently passed Clean Slate for Kids legislation. Cost 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 program, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    15  The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Trial Tactics: Arraignment and Bond Hearings” as an online webinar on Tuesday, February 15, from noon to 1 p.m. This seminar will feature logal magistrates presenting an overview of strategies to use during bond hearings and arraignments. Cost 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 program, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

    15  The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), in collaboration with the Friend of the Court Bureau (FOCB), is pleased to offer a webinar for new(er) friend of the court (FOC) staff. The “New Friend of the Court Employees Webinar” will take place Tuesday, February 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. via Zoom. The webinar is designed for FOC staff with two years or less experience. To register for the webinar, visit https://mjieducation.mi.gov and click on “events.”

    17  The State Bar of Michigan’s Labor and Employment Law Section will host its “Diversity & Wellness Lunch and Learn” online Thursday, February 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. The section will offer an engaging conversation about the various concerns and legal issues that can arise when an employee discloses a disability to an employer. To register for the online program, visit https://connect.michbar.org/laborlaw/home. Anyone with questions can email Robin Wagner at rwagner@pittlawpc.com.

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    As part of Wayne State University Law School’s Black History Month programming, the Levin Center at Wayne Law will conduct a panel discussion featuring Rep. Elijah Cummings’ former staffers who will focus on his oversight work. The webinar will take place Thursday, February 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. To register for “Portraits in Oversight: The Work of Representative Elijah Cummings,” visit https://levin-center.org. There is no cost to attend. Anyone with question can email levincenter@wayne.edu.

    17  The Oakland County Bar Association will continue its “Luncheon Limine” brown bag lunch series between judges and attorneys online via Zoom with “Luncheon Limine—Court of Appeals” on Thursday, February 17, from noon to 1 p.m. February’s lunch takes participants beyond Oakland County and will feature the opportunity to get to know and ask questions of Michigan Court of Appeals Chief Judge Elizabeth L. Gleicher and Judge Collen A. O’Brien. Space is limited for this free event. To register and receive the Zoom details, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.” For questions, contact Jennifer Roosenberg at jroosenberg@ocba.org or 248-334-3400.

    17  The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan will present “Avoiding and Navigating Legal Malpractice Claims and Grievances” online Thursday, February 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. This is a one-hour lunchtime Zoom presentation partnering with the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section and the attorneys in the professional liability group of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC. To register for the online presentation, visit www.womenlawyers.org and click on “events.”

    18  The Michigan Judicial Institute is pleased to offer a webinar on “Drug Court Case Management Information Systems — General Training” hosted by Problem-Solving Court on Friday, February 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The training is designed as an introductory training for anyone who enters data for a drug, sobriety, hybrid, family dependency, juvenile, veterans treatment court, mental health court, or Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program. To register for the webinar, visit https://mjieducation.mi.gov and click on “events.”

    22  The Levin Center at Wayne Law will offer an online presentation on “Oversight Riders” by Professors Kevin M. Stack and Michael P. Vandenbergh of Vanderbilt Law School. Stack and Vandenbergh’s will discuss their award-winning paper “Oversight Riders” (Notre Dame Law Review 2022) Tuesday, February 22, from noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom. To register for the free online discussion, visit https://levin-center.org. Anyone with questions may email the Levin Center at Wayne Law at levincenter@wayne.edu.

    22  The State Bar of Michigan’s Practice Management Resource Center (PMRC) will present the virtual seminar “Motivating and Maintaining During the Great Resignation” featuring speaker Andrew Elowitt, on Tuesday, February 22, from 2 to 3 p.m. The virtual seminar will address the ongoing “Great Resignation” and how it is impacting attorneys, recruiters, firm owners, and managing partners. To register for “Motivating and Maintaining During the Great Resignation,” visit www.michbar.org/pmrc/virtualseminars.

    22  The Michigan Judicial Institute will present the webinar “Safe and Together in Michigan: Improving Assessment, Engagement and Interventions for Families Impacted by Domestic Violence” hosted by Child Welfare Services on Tuesday, February 22, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. This training will provide information and data related to the prevalence of domestic violence in Michigan child welfare cases, interventions and training, the components of the Safe and Together model and next steps for continued implementation and improvement. To register for the webinar, visit https://mjieducation.mi.gov and click on “events.”

    23  The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) will host a webinar on “How to be a Stand-Out Associate in a Firm” on Wednesday, February 23, from noon to 1 p.m. Speaker Randall Juip, partner at Foley, Baron, Metzger, & Juip PLLC, will explain how to stand out as an associate with strategies like billing hygiene, preparedness, trial preparation and sitting as a second chair, initiative, and more. Registration for the webinar is free for MDTC members and costs $25 for non-members. To register, visit www.mdtc.org and click on “MDTC Events” under “Press Center.” Anyone with questions can all MDTC at 517-627-3745.
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