Daily Briefs

 Isola named research director for Michigan Court of Appeals

Attorney Julie Isola has been named Research Director for the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Chief Judge William B. Murphy announced the appointment today. “Julie brings a multitude of experience and leadership skills to the position; the Court will certainly benefit from having someone with her wide-ranging expertise fill this key role,” said Murphy.
Isola joined the Court of Appeals in 1992; she then served as law clerk to the Honorable Myron H. Wahls. From 1995 to 1999, Isola served as supervisor of the Southfield Research Division, directing the work of staff research attorneys. In 1999, she was named District Commissioner in the Detroit Office of the Research Division.
Prior to her tenure with the Michigan Court of Appeals, Isola was with Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker as a litigation attorney.
Isola graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Business Administration; she earned her law degree from Wayne State University Law School.

Firm to conduct webinar on doing business in Canada  

Dickinson Wright PLLC will conduct a webinar, in conjunction with Lorman Education Services, titled “Two Way Trading Relationship: Doing Business in Canada and the United States” on October 22, 2013.
Canada and the United States enjoy the world’s largest bilateral trading relationship, with nearly $2 billion in trade and 300,000 persons crossing the Canada-U.S. border each day. The Canada-U.S. business relationship is also the most integrated in the world, with 1/3 of its trade occurring within cross-border companies and another 1/3 occurring within bi-national supply chains. This live webinar will feature Dickinson Wright Attorneys Mark High, Andrae Marrocco, and Dan Ujczo who will provide updates on matters of Canada-U.S. corporate law and review real-world case studies. This webinar will benefit both those attendees currently operating in the cross-border environment, as well as those seeking to enter the Canadian market.
In this webinar, attendees will learn about the current macro issues between Canada and the U.S. impacting cross-border businesses; discuss options for entering the cross-border market; identify and establish corporate presence in Canada and the United States; and describe the moving of goods across the Canada – U.S. border and customs compliance.
To register for this webinar, visit http://www.lorman.com/live-webinar/391284

Holiday Hours

The Third Circuit Court Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of Columbus Day.
The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan will be closed Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of Columbus Day.