Daily Briefs (April 16)

UDM School of Law hosts solo practice workshop April 17
The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is hosting an S.O.S.: Starting Out Solo workshop Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 126 of the law school.

The day’s schedule includes sessions on deciding whether solo practice is right for you, practice insurance, research tools available for solo practitioners, the ethical dilemmas commonly faced by solo practitioners, and a panel of successful local solos on business basics.

Featured as speakers include:
• Elizabeth Jolliffe, Your Benchmark Coach;
• Ken Lipson of Paragon Underwriters, Inc.
• J.C. Thomas of Mass Mutual Financial
• Choi Palms-Cohen of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education
• Robert Edick, Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission

And solo practitioners:

• Lori Becker (Becker Legal PLLC)
• Howard Collens (Galloway & Collens, PLLC)
• Brenda Reeves (Reeves Business Solutions)
• Michael Sharpe (Law Offices of Michael J. Sharpe, P.C.).

A $25 registration fee is payable at the door.  Make checks out to University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. 

To RSVP or for more informative, call the Career Services Office at (313) 596-0223 or email cso@udmercy.edu.  Visit the office online at http://lawschool.udmercy.edu/careerservices/sos.php.

Free training for family law practitioners
A free course titled “Expanding Your Family Law Practice:  Navigating the Macomb, Oakland and Wayne County Family Courts” will take place April 23 at Macomb Community College, Bldg. K, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road in Warren.

Speakers will focus on the differences between the Macomb, Oakland and Wayne County Family Law Courts: the different procedures, forms, programs, and the mistakes that attorneys often make when they cross county lines.

Featured speakers include the Friend of the Court from each County, the Honorable Joan Young, the Honorable Mark Switalski, the Honorable Maria Oxholm, and a practitioner with experience in all three counties, Laurel Stuart-Fink, Esq.

Contact Ann Cook at ahcook@ladadetroit.org; (313) 967-5873 or Mary Novrocki at mnovrocki@ladadetroit.org; (313) 967-5882 , for more information or to reserve a seat.

36th District Court to celebrate Law Day

In celebration of the 53rd annual Law Day, the 36th District Court will again offer space for attorneys to come and volunteer their time answering legal questions in civil, real estate, and traffic matters.

In the past, there have been questions in bankruptcy, contracts, collections, child support and domestic relations, real estate, and a variety of probate matters.

The court is asking attorneys to consider helping in this endeavor to honor traditions and address individuals’ challenges.

Space is available on May 4, 5, and 6 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) from 9 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Darlene Conyers, the court’s public information officer at 313 -965-2607 or by email at darlene.conyers@36thdistrictcourt.org.