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‘The Evolving World of Legal Malpractice’ focus of JBAM program

The Jewish Bar Association of Michigan (JBAM) will present an online program on “ The Evolving World of Legal Malpractice” Wednesday, November 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Speakers David Saperstein, Harvey Heller, and Jesse Roth of Maddin Hauser will discuss:
  • Emerging developments
  • Avoiding malpractice claims
  • Risk management strategies
  • Best practices defending claims

To register for the online program, visit jewishbar.org and click on “events.”


Bankruptcy conference offered online

The Consumer Bankruptcy Association will present the Steven W. Rhodes Consumer Bankruptcy Conference online Thursday, November 11.

This virtual program will feature U.S. Bankruptcy Court judges from the Eastern and Western District plus leading attorneys and professionals from the bankruptcy community.

They will discuss topics all tailored to the state of Michigan and emphasizing the issues of importance to clients.

Cost for the virtual conference is $50 for CBA members and $75 for non-members.

The deadline to register is Nov. 8. Registrants will receive a link after the deadline.

To register, visit cbadetroit.org.


Juneteenth could be state court holiday

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a statewide court holiday on Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery.

The court said it will accept public comment and hold a hearing in the months ahead.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, two months after the Confederacy had surrendered. It was about 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in Southern states.

Congress and President Joe Biden created a federal holiday this year.

The Supreme Court said it's willing to consider dropping another court holiday, such as Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve, to make room for Juneteenth or simply add Juneteenth to the roster.

Justice David Viviano wrote a dissent, saying courts should remain open on Juneteenth while judges, lawyers and litigants pause and reflect on the day's historical significance.

“Our court already requires state courts to observe 12 holidays that occur or are celebrated on weekdays,” Viviano said Wednesday. “And these holidays are in addition to the 30 days of annual vacation leave that are available to judges.”

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