September 2017
  1. September 22 Coming Events

    Sept. 27-29: State Bar of Michigan 2017 NEXT Conference in the D!, Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit. Connect, learn, and share at the only statewide event focusing on the future of law practice.  Formerly the Annual Meeting/Solo and Small Firm Institute, the NEXT Conference will bring Michigan lawyers together in a whole new way to learn, share ideas, make connections, and more. Opening Keynote—Dan Abrams, Sept. 28 9:00 a.m. Chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News, Dan Abrams is best known for hosting Verdict with Dan Abrams and The Abrams Report as well as coverage of the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court battles (where he was one of the first reporters to correctly interpret the opinion). To register for the NEXT Conference or find out more, visit

    Sept. 27: Grand Rapids Bar Association Family Law Section Meeting, 12:00-1:15 p.m., University Club of Grand Rapids, 111 Lyon St. N.W. #1025, Grand Rapids. The topic is “Property Law Update,” and it will be given by Elizabeth Bransdorfer, Mika Meyers, PLC. Section meetings are open to Grand Rapids Bar Association members only. To register, visit and click on the calendar on the home page. More information: Claudette Henry, or 616-454-5550 ext. 101.

    Oct. 2:?Grand Rapids Bar Association Criminal Law Update, noon-1:00 p.m., University Club of Grand Rapids, 111 Lyon St., N.W., #1025. Tim McMorrow, former Chief Appellate Attorney for the Kent County Prosecutor's Office, will discuss decisions from the past year from the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and their effect on criminal law, as well as United States Supreme Court Opinions from the past term and new Michigan statute and their effect on criminal law. For more information contact Kenny Williams-Buck, or 616-454-5550 ext. 109. To register visit