June 2019
  1. June 25 Mark the Date

    Wayne Law: Marc Mauer on the Sentencing Project on Ending Perpetual Punishment
    July 12

    This event is presented by the American Friends Service Committee and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law, and will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 12 at Wayne Law in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, recently published a book titled, “The Meaning of Life: The Case of Abolishing Life Sentences” and will be speaking on ending the perpetual punishment of America’s prisoners. The lecture is free to attend and the community is welcome. For more information contact Jaime Nelson at (269) 806-7204 or fw7903@

    Intellectual Property Law Section and ICLE: Intellectual Property Law Institute
    July 18-20

    The Intellectual Property Law Section and ICLE are sponsoring an “Intellectual Property Law Institute” from 12 p.m. Thursday, July 18 through 12 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at the Grand Hotel, 286 Grand Ave. on Mackinac Island. There’s no better place to get advanced content in patent, trademark, and copyright law. Hear from top minds while taking in the beauty of Mackinac Island. Join more than 200 top-notch practitioners for elegant receptions and unparalleled networking. Attendees will: gain insight straight from USPTO director Andrei Iancu; stay current with critical updates on patent, trademark, and copyright law; grasp the impact of Belmora, Octane Fitness, Helsinn, SAS, Shaw, ReDigi, and more; take home expert advice from both sides of the pond regarding opposition; and hone judgment with interactive ethics scenarios. Lisabeth H. Coakley of Harness Dickey & Pierce PLC, and Kendra Mattison of Koch Industries are moderators. Speakers include: Matthew Cutler, Harness Dickey & Pierce PLC; Mary Boney Denison, United States Patent and Trademark Office; Rob Doerfler, Mars Incorporated; Torsten Duhme, Witte Weller & Partner; Andrei Iancu, United States Patent and Trademark Office; Tom Irving, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP; Thomas Kjellberg, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman; Author Anne Gilson LaLonde; Arriènne (Angel) M. Lezak, Polsinelli; Dustin Hans Shunta, Warner Norcross + Judd; and Brian D. Wassom, Warner Norcross + Judd. Registration fees are $295 for section members; $315 for ICLE Basic and Premium Partners; $295 per registrant for four or more registrants from the same firm; $195 for new lawyers (0-3 years in practice); and $395 for others. A special registration form is available for the first 40 current, sitting state court judges to attend at no cost. Register at

    Detroit Bar Association
    Detroit Legal Services Clinic
    July 23

    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 is from 12-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at the Penobscot Building, 13th Floor, Smart Detroit Conference Rooms, 645 Griswold in Detroit. Volunteers may arrive at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. For more information, contact Mary Kovari at or (313) 961-6120, ext. 206.

    Detroit Bar Association
    2019 Summer Breeze and Law Clerk Party
    July 24

    It’s almost time for the 32nd Annual Barristers’ Summer Breeze and Law Clerk Party. This year’s Summer Breeze will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at the Detroit Shipping Co., 474 Peterboro St. in Detroit. Summer Breeze is an ideal opportunity for new attorneys, summer associates and law clerks to meet and mingle with members of the judiciary and other legal professionals in a relaxed and informal setting. In addition, Summer Breeze provides a fitting backdrop to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of some of the best and brightest young attorneys who have, in the early stages of their career, demonstrated great potential as future leaders of the legal community. The cost to attend is $35 for Detroit Bar members and $40 for non-members. Detroit Bar law student members and members of the judiciary may attend at no cost. Register at For more information contact Mary Kovari at or (313) 961-6120.

    Business Law Section: Restructuring Healthcare Entities in the Current Environment
    July 24

    The State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section will host a seminar, “Restructuring Healthcare Entities in the Current Environment,” from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at the offices of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC, 27777 Franklin Rd., Ste 2500 in Southfield. A cocktail reception will follow. The seminar will be moderated by Judith Greenstone Miller, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. Presenters include Daniel S. Opperman, U.S. Bankruptcy judge, Eastern District of Michigan, chief judge, Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel; Travis Comstock, Assistant Attorney General, Michigan, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan; Samuel R. Maizel, Dentons US LLP; and Andrew B. Wachler, Wachler & Associates, P.C. The cost to attend is $35 per person. RSVP by July 17. Complete and return the form found at, with your check made payable to the “State Bar of Michigan.” For more information contact Shanna Kaminski at (313) 481-7332 or

    Oakland County Bar Association:
    Bar for the Course Golf  Tournament
    July 29

    Join the Oakland County Bar Association for the 2019 Bar for the Course Golf Tournament starting at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 29 at the Red Run Golf Club, 2036 Rochester Rd. in Royal Oak. Registration and lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cocktails and dinner begin at 6 p.m. Golf reservation includes golf fees, cart, beverages, lunch, dinner and prizes. Dinner only reservation includes dinner and prizes. The cost for earlybirds (by July 7) is $185 for OCBA members, $200 for non-members, and $725 for a foursome. The cost after July 7 is $200 for OCBA members, $250 for non-members, and $750 for a foursome. Dinner only is $50. Register at For more information contact Katie Tillinger at (248) 334-3400.

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