Calendar

February 2018
  1. February 20 ICLE Calendar

    24th Annual Health Law Institute, Thursday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic/intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 9 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $395, section members pay $365, Michigan new lawyers pay $195, and ICLE partners pay $345.

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    Opening the Closing Statement, Friday, March 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic/intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 2.5 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $95, section members pay $85, Michigan new lawyers pay $45, ICLE basic partners pay $85, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.

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    Negotiating and Drafting a Property Settlement Agreement, Thursday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate/ advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 5 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $395, Michigan new lawyers pay $365, and ICLE partners pay $365.

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    Drafting an Estate Plan for an Estate Under $5 Million, Thursday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 5 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $395, Michigan new lawyers pay $365, and ICLE partners pay $365.

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    Course books, audio CDs, and MP3s for most seminars are available if unable to attend program. Video replays for some programs are also offered. For additional information or to charge reservations to VISA, MasterCard, or Discover, call 877-229-4350.

    Visit ICLE’s website at www.icle.org.

  2. February 20 Mark the Date

    FBA Wade H. McCree, Jr. Award for the
    Advancement of Social Justice Luncheon
    February 27

    Join colleagues from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, 1114 Washington Blvd. in Detroit. The reception begins 11:30 a.m. followed by the luncheon and program at 12 p.m. The Wade H. McCree, Jr. Award for the Advancement of Social Justice honors individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to the advancement of social justice. It is named in memory and honor of Wade H. McCree, Jr.,  McCree received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Fisk University and his law degree at Harvard Law School, where he finished twelfth in his class. He began his legal career at the Detroit firm of Bledsoe and Taylor in 1948. In 1952, he was appointed by Governor G. Mennen Williams to the Workmen’s Compensation Commission, where he served until 1954, when Governor Williams appointed him to the Wayne County Circuit Court. McCree was then appointed by President John F. Kennedy to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in 1961, and by President Lyndon B. Johnson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 1966. He resigned from the Sixth Circuit in March 1977 to accept appointment by President Jimmy Carter as Solicitor General of the United States. McCree served as Solicitor General until June 1981, when he was appointed the Lewis M. Simes Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, where he taught until his death. While a member of the University of Michigan Law School faculty, McCree was appointed by the United States Supreme Court to hear three cases as a Special Master. McCree cared deeply about education. A founder of the Higher Education Opportunities Committee at Wayne State University and a founding trustee of Friends School in Detroit, he was a Trustee at Fisk University and a member of the Visiting School Committees of Harvard Law School and Mercer University Law School. He also served as an Overseer of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School and on the Visiting Committees of the Law Schools at Wayne State University, the University of Chicago, Case Western Reserve University and the University of Miami. Luncheon cost for FBA members is $45, and cost for non-members is $60. Watch for online registration soon on the FBA website, www.fbamich.org.

    Detroit Legal Services Clinic
    February 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 is from 12-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Penobscot Building, 13th Floor, Smart Detroit Conference Rooms, 645 Griswold in Detroit. For more information, contact Mary Kovari at mkovari@detroitlawyer.org or (313) 961-6120, ext. 206.

    Federal Bar Association
    Sustaining and Executive
    Affiliate Member Reception
    March 1

    Join your peers at the FBA Sustaining and Executive Affiliate Member Reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 in the multi-purpose room of the Miller Canfield Law Firm, 150 Jefferson Ave. W., Suite 2500 in Detroit. If interested in upgrading or renewing chapter membership to that of a Sustaining or Executive Affiliate, email Executive Director Mindy Herrmann at fbamich@fba mich.org.

    Second Annual MDTC
    Legal Excellence Awards
    March 8

    Don’t miss the opportunity to help celebrate your peers from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 8 at The Gem Theatre, 333 Madison Ave. in Detroit. The evening will include a strolling dinner and open bar; the presentations of 4 esteemed legal awards, (Excellence in Defense Award, Judicial Award, the Golden Gavel Young Lawyer Award and the Inaugural John P. Jacobs Appellate Advocacy Award); red carpet closeups; great fellowship and networking. The cost of the event is $85 per person. Download a registration form from http://www. mdtc.org/ or register today at https://www. eventbrite.com  (refunds must be done through the MDTC directly and not through EventBrite).

    Wayne Law Review Symposium on
    Congressional Oversight in the 21st Century
    March 23

    The Wayne Law Review, with support from the Levin Center at Wayne Law, will present a symposium, “Congressional Oversight in the 21st Century,” at Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. This special event will be held from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, March 23. Building upon the “Scholars Roundtable on Congressional Oversight” sponsored by the Levin Center in June 2017, the symposium is intended to encourage increased academic research into the legal, political and historical aspects of congressional oversight investigations, their techniques and effectiveness, and their role in the constitutional system of checks and balances. Providing the keynote address will be Steve Castor, deputy general counsel, U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform under Chairman Trey Gowdy. Breakfast and lunch provided. Open remarks begin at 9:15 a.m. Panel discussions begin at 9:30 a.m. and include: Defining and Measuring Congressional Oversight; Congressional Oversight and the Judiciary; and Congressional Oversight Tools and Topics. A networking reception follows the symposium at 3:45 p.m. Register by Friday, March 16 at https://law.wayne.edu/. For more information about this event, please contact T.J. Lurie at or thomas.lurie@wayne.edu.

    Detroit Legal Services Clinic
    March 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 is from 12-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 at the Penobscot Building, 13th Floor, Smart Detroit Conference Rooms, 645 Griswold in Detroit. For more information, contact Mary Kovari at mkovari@detroitlawyer.org or (313) 961-6120, ext. 206.
     
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