Happening this Week

• Oakland County Bar Association: Taste of Diversity
Strolling Cocktail Reception
October 17

The Taste of Diversity, a biennial event sponsored by the Oakland County Bar Association Membership Committee, will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, October 17 at Great Lakes Culinary Center, 24101 W. Nine Mile Rd. in Southfield. In addition to great food and company, the evening will feature the presentation of two awards — the Leon Hubbard Community Service Award and the Michael K. Lee Memorial Award. The cost to attend is $45, and $35 for new lawyers (P78420+). Register at https://www.ocba.org/. For more information contact Michelle Kryska at (248) 334-3400.

• Wayne Law presents the 27th Annual Bernard Gottfried
Memorial Labor Law Symposium
October 17

The 27th annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium will be held from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17 at Wayne Law, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. This year’s luncheon speaker is Detroit Free Press Columnist John Gallagher. The general registration fee is $100. For students, NLRB staff and government employees, the reduced fee is $35. Seating for the luncheon is limited. Late registrants and walk-ins may not be assured a meal. Registration is required by October 14. Parking will be available for $8.50 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 on W. Palmer Ave. across from the Law School. For more information contact Law Reservations at (313) 577-6497 or joan.verla@wayne.edu.

• Legal First Responders: Equipping Attorneys to
Empower Human Trafficking Survivors
October 17

The “Legal First Responders: Equipping Attorneys to Empower Human Trafficking Survivors” training will be hosted by WMU-Cooley Law School at its Auburn Hills campus on Thursday, October 17, from 8 a.m.–noon. The event is free of charge with the commitment to accept a human trafficking referral on a pro bono basis within one year of the training. The training has been approved by the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission for up to 3.5 hours of credit. Register at https://www.michbar.org/. General questions about the training should be directed to Robert Mathis at rmathis@michbar.org or (800) 968-1442, ext. 6412. Substantive questions about human trafficking and what to expect when providing legal assistance to human trafficking survivors should be directed to Nate Knapper at knapper.nate@josephproject.com or (248) 497-0444.

• Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan
2019 Judicial Family Reunion
October 17

Current and former law clerks to the 6th Circuit, District, Magistrate and Bankruptcy judges are invited to join judges at the sixth FBA Judicial Family Reunion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17 at Honigman’s Detroit office, 660 Woodward Ave., Suite 2290 in Detroit. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and parking is provided. The cost to attend is $20 for members and $30 for non-members and guests. Register at https://fba mich.org/. Judges should contact Kim Altman at Kimberly_Altman@mied.uscourts.gov or (313) 234-5163.

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