Daily Briefs (Aug 30)

Crotty appointed to SBM’s Civil Procedure and Courts Committee
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP  attorney Sean F. Crotty, a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Department, has been appointed as a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Civil Procedure and Courts Committee from Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2013. The Committee reviews proposed court rules and statutes related to civil practice in the courts and makes recommendations concerning improvements in the administration, organization and operation of Michigan state courts.

Crotty focuses his practice on counseling employers on employment and labor law matters, including noncompete issues, trade secret issues and employment discrimination cases brought under federal and state anti-discrimination laws. 

In addition to his membership to the State Bar of Michigan Civil Procedure and Courts Committee, Crotty is a member of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and was recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” from 2008-2010 .

Crotty earned a J.D., cum laude, from Rutgers School of Law and a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan.

State Bar section hosts conference on health care reform, Oct. 6-8
The State Bar’s Elder Law and Disability Rights Section is hosting its annual conference, “Changes and Choices,” from Wednesday to Friday, Oct. 6-8, at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. 

This year’s conference will focus on health care reform on the federal and state level. Special guests at the conference will include David Lilliesand, principal at Lilliesand and Wolasky, P.L.; Kenneth Ross, commissioner of Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation; Charles Sabatino, director of ABA Commission on Law and Aging; and James Varpness, regional administrator of Administration on Aging.

Attendees should feel free to bring family members and friends, as recreational opportunities abound at the resort.

The cost of the conference is $200 for section members, $230 for non-members, and $120 for non-lawyers. Scholarships are available.

For additional information or to register online or download registration form to fax or mail, visit www.michbar.org/elderlaw by Friday, Sept. 24.

Contact Brad Geller with any other questions at gellerb@michigan.gov.

Holiday Hours
The Wayne County Probate Court will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6 and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 8 a.m.

The Third Circuit Court Civil, Criminal, and Family Divisions will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day.

The Wayne County Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day.