Calendar

November 2018
  1. November 14 Upcoming Events

    Wayne Law presents Prison Abolition:
    Imagining a World without Cages
    November 15

    Join Wayne Law’s National Lawyers Guild, Black Law Students Association and American Constitution Society for a lecture entitled, “Prison Abolition: Imagining a World without Cages.” It will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, November 15 at Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. The U.S. locks up more people, per capita, than any other nation with a staggering 2.3 million people in prison. Come learn about the prison abolition movement from those working on the front lines fighting against the expansion of the Wayne County Jail and against the proposed $35 million immigrant detention center in Ionia. Guest speakers include Amanda Alexander, executive director, Detroit Justice Center; Maria Ibarra-Frayre, Southeast Michigan organizer, We the People Michigan; Rebecca Ontiveros-Chavez, staff attorney, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center; and Topeka K. Sam, founder of Hope House. Light refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend. For more information contact Cait De Mott Grady at (607) 216-2043 or Cait.De MottGrady@wayne.edu.

    Diversity Discussion Series — How
    Mindfulness Techniques Can Help with Stress
    November 16

    The Labor Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan is hosting a seminar,  “How Mindfulness Techniques Can Help with Stress,” as part of the Diversity Discussion Series. It will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. Friday, November 16 at the offices of Miller Canfield, 150 W. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit. The 2018 Diversity Discussion Series is a series of informal discussions on diversity issues and the labor and employment profession. As technology has increased the demands on lawyers’ time and attention, it has become more difficult to create boundaries from workplace stress. Learn how mindfulness techniques can help you become a more resilient and less reactive attorney — more productive and more effective both at work and home. The featured presenter is Patti Gaves, MA, a trained facilitator and executive coach who uses mindset work, positive psychology, and biofeedback to help individuals and organizations optimize performance. Gaves has more than 25 years of professional experience in health research and technologies and has held senior-level roles across product, services, and global operations for Fortune 100 organizations. RSVP to murawski@spplawyers.com. Pay at the door or send checks in advance (payable to the State Bar of Michigan) to Jennifer Salvatore at Salvatore Prescott and Porter PLLC, 105 E. Main St., Northville, MI 48167.

    Wayne Law presents Expert Perspective:
    In the Wake of the 2018 Midterms
    November 20

    The community is invited to join Wayne Law for a Dean’s Lunch with guest speakers Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Congressman Dave Trott. They will deliver a bi-partisan review of the midterm election from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 20 at Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. The event is free to attend and lunch is provided. For more information contact Tiffany Treadwell at (313) 577-3113 or tiffany.tread well@wayne.edu.

    Detroit Bar Association
    Detroit Legal Services Clinic
    November 27

    The Detroit Legal Services Clinic provides information and advice from volunteer attorneys in the areas of: divorce, child support, domestic relations issues, expungements, self-representation, and general civil law. The clinic will be supervised by Dennis Donahue, the Detroit Bar Association Foundation Access to Justice Administrator. The clinic is from 12-3 p.m. Tuesday, November 27 at the Penobscot Building, 13th Floor, Smart Detroit Conference Rooms, 645 Griswold in Detroit. Volunteers may arrive at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. To volunteer, email Dennis Donahue at ddonahue@ detroitlawyer.org. For more information, contact Mary Kovari at mkovari@detroit lawyer. org or (313) 961-6120, ext. 206.

    Federal Bar Association presents the Rakow, Rom, Historical Society Luncheon
    November 27

    Join the Federal Bar Association for the annual joint luncheon of the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter and the Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 27 at Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in the Mackinac Ballroom on the 5th Floor. The reception begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon. The keynote speaker will be Craig B. Glidden, executive vice president and general counsel at General Motors Company. Included is a presentation by the Court Historical Society with speaker Professor Robert Ackerman, director of the Levin Center at Wayne Law. The Annual Barbara Rom Award for Bankruptcy Excellence will be presented to Earle I. Erman from Maddin Hauser. In addition, the program will feature the presentation of the Federal Bar Foundation’s annual Rakow Scholarship Awards to students from each of Michigan’s law schools. The cost is $45 for FBA members, $35 for law clerks and students, and $60 for other non-members. Register at www.fba mich.org.

    2018 Detroit Bar Association
    Jingle Mingle Holiday Celebration
    November 29

    Ring in the holiday season with the Detroit Bar from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, November 29 at the Hard Rock Café at Campus Martius, 800 Woodward in Detroit. Share conversation with colleagues and friends as everyone begins to look back at the best of 2018 and forward to the promise of 2019. This year, a magician will create special holiday magic at the event. Registration is $30 for Detroit Bar members, $40 for non-members, and includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. Members of the judiciary are welcome as guests. Register at www.detroitlawyer.org. Parking will be validated in the Visitor Parking Structure which is located behind Hard Rock Cafe on Farmer and Monroe Street. Guests should pull a ticket and bring it in for validation. Contact Darlene Trudell at dtrudell@detroitlawyer.org or (313) 961-6120 x201 with questions.

    Wayne State University Law School:
    Special Education Law 101
    December 1

    Special Education Law 101 is a free workshop for parents, guardians and other caregivers of children with disabilities. It will be presented from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Chaney Branch of the Detroit Public Library, 16101 Grand River in Detroit by the Disability Law Clinic at Wayne State University Law School. The workshop is designed to help parents, guardians and other caregivers of children with disabilities understand and protect their children’s rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Topics addressed will include evaluation and eligibility; special education and related services; free appropriate public education; least restrictive environment; individualized education plans; and complaints, due process hearings and other procedural safeguards. The workshop is free to attend and advance registration is requested but not required. Register at dlc@wayne.edu. The Disability Law Clinic is a law office at Wayne State University Law School, staffed by second- and third-year law students working under the supervision of a professor who is a licensed Michigan attorney. The clinic provides free legal help to Detroit-area residents with disabilities in non-criminal matters related to their disabilities (e.g. disability civil rights, special education, health insurance coverage, guardianship/conservatorship, Social Security Disability Insurance/SSI). For more information or to request reasonable accommodations, contact the Wayne Law Disability Law Clinic at (313) 577-4015 or dlc@wayne.edu.

    Seminar for New Lawyers: Navigating
    Your Way in State & Federal Court
    December 4-5

    Join the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan for the 43rd Annual New Lawyer Seminar on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4 and 5 at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette Blvd. in Detroit. Receive practice tips and real-world advice about law, procedure and strategy from Michigan’s top lawyers and judges. Registration and networking begin at 8:30 a.m. and the seminar is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Following the first day of the seminar on December 4, there will be a mass swearing-in ceremony to gain admission to practice in the Eastern District of Michigan. The fee for the seminar is $125 per person, which includes the two-day seminar, presentation materials, luncheon, and one-year local chapter membership. Register at fbamich.org.

    2018 Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Annual Holiday Party
    December 5

    Join the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan to celebrate the season with colleagues, friends and members of the bench. The Annual Holiday Party will be held at the Detroit Club, 712 Cass Avenue in Detroit. Mingle, celebrate and enjoy each other’s company from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 5. Musical entertainment provided by The Cat’s Pajamas. The price to attend is $60 for members, $80 for non-members, and $50 for clerks and students. Register by November 27 online at https://fbamich.org or by emailing Mindy Herrmann at fbamich@ fbamich.org. Valet parking is available for $10. Event sponsorships are available.

    Labor and Employment Law Section:
    Holiday Cocktail Party Networking Event
    December 11

    Celebrate the season with the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section at the 2018 Holiday Cocktail Party Networking Event. Enjoy the company of colleagues from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 11 at the Birmingham Country Club, 1750 Saxon Dr. in Birmingham. Tickets are $45 in advance ($50 at the door) and include hors d’oeuvres and two drinks. Register online at https://www. michbar.org/. For more information contact Tad Roumayah at troumayah@sommerspc. com.

    Black Women Lawyers Association of
    Michigan Annual Cocktail Sip Fundraiser
    December 13

    The Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (BWLAM) is hosting its annual Cocktail Sip Fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. Thursday, December 13 at the home of the Honorable Terrance A. Keith in Detroit. This event is a party with a purpose. BWLAM holds the event to raise money for foster children and scholarships. Tickets are $35 and are available for purchase at https://www.womenlawyers.org.

    Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers Annual Christmas Party
    December 13

    Don’t miss Irish Christmas fellowship with the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers. The Annual Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, December 13 at Cost Plus Wine at the Eastern Market, 2448 Market St. in Detroit. Cocktail hour and registration begin at 5:30 p.m. with a small plates dinner starting at 6:30. Attire is business casual and a Christmas theme is encouraged. The price is $35 for members, $40 for non-members and $25 for law students. At-the-door price is $45 with no exceptions. Visit irish-lawyers.org for registration and Paypal link.

    Detroit Bar Association
    Detroit Legal Services Clinic
    December 18

    The Detroit Legal Services Clinic provides information and advice from volunteer attorneys in the areas of: divorce, child support, domestic relations issues, expungements, self-representation, and general civil law. The clinic will be supervised by Dennis Donahue, the Detroit Bar Association Foundation Access to Justice Administrator. The clinic is from 12-3 p.m. Tuesday, December 18 at the Penobscot Building, 13th Floor, Smart Detroit Conference Rooms, 645 Griswold in Detroit. Volunteers may arrive at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. To volunteer, email Dennis Donahue at ddonahue@ detroitlawyer.org. For more information, contact Mary Kovari at mkovari@detroitlawyer. org or (313) 961-6120, ext. 206.
     
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