Daily Briefs (Jan 3)

NALS of Detroit to hold  After Hours meeting
NALS of Detroit will host guest speaker Sara Schimke of Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras, & Mayoras PC at its CLE After Hours meeting on the topic of “Elder Law” on Monday, Jan. 10, beginning at 6 p.m. at the offices of Miller, Canfield, Paddock, & Stone in Detroit. The cost for NALS members is $13 and $15 for non-NALS members. Advanced registration is required and must be received with payment by noon on Thursday, Jan. 6. Send name, address, e-mail, along with payment to NALS of Detroit, Cindy Taylor, 21368 Green Hill Road, Farmington Hills, 48335. For more information, contact Taylor at ctaylor@thetaylorhome.org.

MAJ to hold worker’s compensation seminar
On Friday, January 14, from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m, the Michigan Association for Justice will conduct a Worker’s Compensation seminar at the Baronette Renaissance hotel in Novi.
The list of speakers and topics include: “Client Interview and Forms,” John Charters, Charters, Heck, O’Donnell, Petrulis & Tyler, PC, Troy; “SS Appeals Council Practice,” Margaret O’Donnell, Charters, Heck, O’Donnell, Petrulis & Tyler, PC, Troy; “National WC Issues and WILG’s Mission,” Andrew Reinhardt, Reinhardt & Harper PLC, Richmond, VA; “Dealing With a Downsized Agency,” Richard Warsh, MAJ past pres., Law Offices of Richard L. Warsh, Southfield; “State of the Law and How to Preserve Issues,” Robert MacDonald, MacDonald, Fitzgerald & MacDonald, Flint; “Working Lunch-The ‘Truth Machine’: Debunking the Electrodiagnostic Functional Capacity Evaluation,” Joel Alpert, MAJ Workers Comp Committee chair, Alpert & Alpert, Southfield ; “Sponsor Presentations”; “Agency Issues,” Jack Nolish, MI Workers Comp Agency, deputy director, Detroit, Murray Gorchow, MI Workers Comp. Appellate Comm. chair, Kenneth Birch, Board of Magistrates, chair, Dimondale; “Treatment of Chronic Pain Patients,” Todd Lininger, MD, Detroit; “Psychological Aspects of Chronic Pain,” Jeffrey Last, PhD, Southfield; “An Administrative Law Judge’s View From the Bench,” John Dodson, Oak Park; “Chronic Pain and SS Law,” Lisa Welton, MAJ Social Security Committee co- chair, Southfield; “Voc Rehab in the Post-Stokes Era,” Elizabeth Pasikowski, MRC, Birmingham. Cost is $145 for MAJ regular members; $60 MAJ sustaining members; $160 for non-MAJ members; and $50 for optional hard copy handbook.

There will be an additional $20 charge for registering at the door. Contact MAJ for more information and to register at (517) 321-3073.

Program for International Legal Studies Speaker Series
The Winter/Spring 2011 Speaker Series: “The independence of Kosovo and self-determination in international law” with Brad Roth, associate professor at Wayne Law and in WSU’s Department of Political Science. The event will take place in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at 12:15-1:30 p.m. on the dates noted above. They are free and open to the public and lunch will be served. Parking is available for $4.75 in WSU Structure #1 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street in Detroit. For directions to the Law School or to view a campus map, visit campusmap.wayne.edu/location/LAW.