Daily Briefs (Sept 2)

Miller Canfield lawyers pen chapter in dispute resolution handbook
 Miller Canfield attorneys Frederick A. Acomb and Mary Kate Griffith, litigators in the Detroit office, co-authored the Michigan Chapter in “Getting the Deal Through — Dispute Resolution 2010 Handbook,” published by Law Business Research Ltd., the official research partner of the International Bar Association (IBA).

The handbook is delivered to general counsel throughout the world, distributed at IBA meetings and is available to IBA members.

For more information on Getting the Deal Through handbooks, visit www.GettingTheDealThrough.com.

Acomb, a principal at Miller Canfield, handles complex commercial litigation and international arbitration matters for clients from all over the world. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and his B.M. from Northwestern University.

Griffith's practice focuses on all areas of business and commercial litigation. An associate of the firm, she has worked on complex business litigation to analyze cases, devise strategies and implement litigation objectives. She received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Rosen to deliver State of the Court address
The State of the Court Luncheon will be heldWednesday, Sept. 15 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. A reception will be held at 11:30 a.m  with lunch following at noon. 

The featured speaker will be Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen with the annual “State of the Court” address. In addition, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will honor attorneys who accepted pro bono assignments from the Court in the past year.    

Tickets are $25 for chapter members and $30 for non-members.

Online registration at www.fbamich.org. For information about this luncheon or upcoming luncheons, contact Thomas Schehr, Chapter Program Chairperson at (313) 569-6659 or by email at tschehr@dykema.com.

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.