Calendar

June 2018
  1. June 21 Mark the Date

    SBM Government Law Section
    Annual Meeting/Education Conference

    June 22-23

    Don’t miss the only event for government and government sector lawyers that combines national and state legal experts and unparalleled networking opportunities with the natural beauty of northern Michigan. It’s time once again for timely and informative updates, engaging speakers, and the Beras Cup bocce ball tournament, brought to you by the State Bar of Michigan Government Law Section and the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys. The conference sessions begin at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22 at Crystal Mountain, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. in Thompsonville. The annual meeting starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception and dinner at 6 p.m. On Saturday, sessions begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by lunch on your own before the 2 p.m. bocce ball tournament. Join your peers at 6 p.m. for a reception and dinner. Bocce ball finals start at 7 p.m. The cost to attend is $110 per person. Register at www.mich bar.org. There is no cost to attend the annual meeting only.

    2018 Barristers’ Summer Breeze
    and Law Clerk Party
    July 18

    The 31st annual Barristers’ Summer Breeze and Law Clerk Party will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at the Detroit Shipping Co., 474 Peterboro St. in Detroit. Summer Breeze provides a fitting backdrop as we pause to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of some of our 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 members and $40 for non-members. Judicial officers and law student members may attend at no cost. Register at detroitlawyer.org. For more information contact Mary Kovari at (313) 961-6120 or mkovari@ detroitlawyer.org.

    First Annual Summer Associates
    Firm v. Firm Croquet Tournament
    June 24

    The Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan invites all summer associates to represent your firm and join the RISE Committee, several seasoned attorneys, and perhaps a district judge or two for the First Annual Summer Associate Croquet Tournament. The event will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, June 24 on Belle Isle in Detroit (exact location will be sent with rules). Prizes will be awarded for best team and best team outfits. The cost is $150 per foursome or enjoy as a spectator (food only) for $35 per person. Register online at fbamich.org. In case of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by 9 a.m. on June 24 and the event will be postponed to Sunday, July 29. No refunds given after June 15. For more information, call (248) 231-7887.

    Federal Bar Association Eastern District of
    Michigan Annual Bench-Bar Golf Outing
    June 25

    Join the FBA on Monday, June 25 for the Annual Bench-Bar Golf Outing featuring unique and extensive interaction with the federal bench. The event will be held at Lochmoor Club, 1018 Sunningdale Dr. in Grosse Pointe Woods. Shotgun start  is at 1 p.m. and a box lunch is provided. Cocktails start at 5 p.m. Options are golf (dinner included) or dinner only. The cost for individuals is $225 for FBA Eastern District of Michigan Chapter member golfers or $250 for non-members and guests; $850 per foursome (for members and non-members); $75 for dinner only (member pricing) or $100 for dinner only (non-members and guests). Register at fbamich.org. Note that foursome registration cannot be done online. For foursome registration, email Deborah Lemanski at Lemanski@butzel.com and be sure to provide the names of each member in the foursome. Checks for foursomes should be mailed to: Deborah Lemanski, c/o Butzel Long, Stoneridge West, 41000 Woodward Avenue, Bloom­field Hills, MI 48304. For more information contact George Donnini at (313) 225-7042 and donnini@butzel. com or Kevin Fanning at (248) 988-5875 and kfanning@clarkhill.com.

    Detroit Bar Association:
    Detroit Legal Services Clinic
    June 26

    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, June 26 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.

    2018 Presidents Dinner
    at Detroit Athletic Club
    June 27

    The Wolverine Bar Association, D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, and the Association of Black Judges of Michigan will host the 2018 Presidents Dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Street in Detroit. This year’s keynote speaker will be Terry Wiley, vice president of the National Bar Association. Outgoing presidents being honored are Alex Simpson, WBA; Vassal Johnson, Straker; and the Hon. Michael Wagner, ABJM. The cost for advance tickets is $35 for dues-paid members and $40 for non-members. At the door price is $40 for dues-paid members and $45 for non-members. A cash bar and valet parking are available. Register at strakerlaw.org.

    SBM Family Law Section
    Mid-Summer Conference
    July 19-21

    Join the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section for the annual Mid-Summer Conference to be held from 4 p.m. Thursday, July 19 through 12 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at Boyne Mountain Resort, 1 Boyne Mountain Rd. in Boyne Falls. This conference will feature presentations by top-notch family law practitioners providing state-of-the-law education and tips on family law issues. Both days will include lively Q&A sessions with the presenters. A panel discussion is also planned. In addition, the conference provides valuable opportunities to network with your colleagues. The fee includes the conference, breakfasts, a cocktail reception, and printed materials. The cost for section members is $175; for non-section members, $225; and law students, $175. Register by July 13 and view the full schedule at www.michbar.org. Reserve a room by June 19 at a discounted rate. After June 19, attendees should call central reservations at (800) 462-6963 and ask for the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section to book reservations based on availability. Families are welcome to attend the cocktail reception on Friday evening. Discounted tickets to the Avalanche Bay waterpark are available. Tee times, golf reservations, and spa services through Solace Spa can also be reserved through the resort.

    Labor and Employment Law
    Diversity Discussion Series
    July 23

    Join your fellow members from the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employ­ment Law Section for “Older and Wiser: A Discussion About Aging and the Practice of Law,” from 12-1:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 at 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. This luncheon will focus on issues related to the practice of law as attorneys age. Labor and employment practitioners from the baby boomer generation will lead a discussion regarding the unique issues facing the large number of attorneys now in or about to enter their 60s and 70s. Featured presenters include John Willems, Miller Canfield; and Joe Golden, Burgess Sharp & Golden. The cost for this event is $10. 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.

    Detroit Bar Association:
    Detroit Legal Services Clinic
    July 24

    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, July 24 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.

    SBM Negligence Law Section
    Summer Awards Reception
    August 9

    Join the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section for the Summer Awards Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 9 at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd. in Acme. The reception will be held to honor Michael Hayes Dettmer, 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient, and Judge Matthew F. Leitman, 2018 Trial Judge of the Year Award recipient. Note that because of a trial conflict, Judge Leitman will not be able to attend this Grand Traverse event. The reception is free with registration required, and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. If you would like to stay overnight, call (800) 748-0303 and ask for the Negligence Law Section group rate (hotel guest room $189 or tower guest room $229). For more information contact Madelyne Lawry, section administrator, at neglawsection@comcast.net.

    2018 MIPLA Judge’s Banquet
    and Golf/Tennis Outing
    August 20

    The Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2018 Judge’s Banquet and Golf/Tennis Outing will be held starting at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 20 at Wabeek Country Club, 4000 Clubgate Dr. in Bloomfield Hills. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. with golf and tennis beginning at 1 p.m. The open bar reception starts at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. As always, this event will be complimentary for judges and their guests. RSVP information available soon.

    Detroit Bar Association:
    Detroit Legal Services Clinic
    August 28

    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, August 28 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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