February 2018
  1. February 21 Coming Events

    Feb. 28: Grand Rapids Bar Association Family Law Section Meeting, 12:00-1:15 p.m., University Club, 111 Lyon St. N.W., 10th Floor, Grand Rapids. The topic is “Navigating the New Tax Law: Key Impacts on You, Your Clients, Family Law, and Business Valuation.” The 2017 Tax Reform Law represents the most sweeping revision of the U.S. tax code in decades.  Michelle Gallagher, CPA/ABV/CFF, a Strategic Partner with Adamy Valuation, will walk you through these tax law changes, with a focus on what every family law practitioner will need to know for 2018 and beyond. Section meetings are open to Grand Rapids Bar Association members only. If you have questions, contact Claudette Henry, or 616-454-5550. To register, visit

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    March 7-10: ABA Techshow 2018, Hyatt Regency Chicago. ABA TECHSHOW has over 30 years of experience bringing lawyers and technology together. Legal work today is dependent on technology to manage day to day activities, to practice more competently, and to service clients more effectively. ABA TECHSHOW teaches you how technology can work for you. Through the expansive Expo Hall, CLEs, presentations, and workshops, you will be able to get your questions answered and learn from the top legal professionals and tech innovators, all under one roof, regardless of your expertise level. As a member of State Bar of Michigan, you can register for ABA TECHSHOW 2018 at a special reduced rate. This discount only applies to registrants who qualify for the Standard registration. For more information visit

    March 8: MDTC Legal Excellence Awards, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Gem Theatre, 333 Madison Avenue, Detroit. The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel will present a variety of awards, including the Excellence in Defense Award to Smith Haughey’s Patrick F. Geary, and the introduction of the MDTC John P. Jacobs Appellate Advocacy Award to John P. Jacobs himself. Register/find out more at