SBM Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section hosts day of education

State Bar of Michigan Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section and the Association of Litigation Support Professionals, Michigan Chapter, present an Annual Day of Education, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4, at Oakland University, 2200 No. Squirrel Rd., Rochester.

The day will begin with a keynote address on “Exceptional Performance” by Donna Kutylowski, a trainer at A-1 Exceptional Performance. During lunch, Paralegal Essay Awards will be presented.

The rest of the day will feature four seminar tracks: Track A focuses on a LexisNexis report on ediscovery trends and cases, ethics of online communications, and Michigan Medical Marihuana Act; Track B focuses on persevering and prospering in difficult economic times, the paperless office, and info on going to law school. The ALSP Track A will focus on building a litigation support practice, intellectual property theft/cloud forensics, and ESI workflows; The ALSP Track B will focus on social media, career planning in litigation support, and current trends/new technologies.

The cost to attend is $40 for SBM Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section members, $75 for non-members, and $30 for students, if before April 30. There will be a $90 late fee for all registrations received after April 30. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Suites in Auburn Hills; group rate is $85. Reservations: call  248-334-2222 and refer to the group code SBM before April 20.

The Day of Education will be preceded by a networking reception called “Legal Affairs … A Red Carpet Event” from 6-10 p.m. on May 3 in the Atrium at the Hilton Suites, 2300 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills. $15 for those registered for the Annual Day of Education and $25 for others, covers food, drinks, photo sessions, raffle prizes and mock awards; attendees are encouraged to dress like their favorite movie characters in cocktail/formal attire.

To register, visit For more information, contact Cheryl Nodarse at