September 2021
  1. September 27 ICLE Calendar

    Resolving a Custody Dispute and Drafting the Settlement Agreement online seminar livestreamed Tuesday, September 28, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  This  intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 5.25 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $395, Michigan new lawyers pay $365, and ICLE partners pay $365.
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    46th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute online seminar livestreamed Thursday and Friday, October 7-8, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  This  intermediate/advanced level course is co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
    The general admission fee is $345, section members pay $245, Michigan new lawyers pay $145, and ICLE partners pay $265.
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    Administrative Hearings Before the MDHHS: An Interactive Workshop online seminar livestreamed Thursday, October 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This  intermediate level course offers 2.25 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $195, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, and ICLE partners pay $165.

    ICLE staff members are working remotely and updating online resources while ICLE’s building is temporarily closed.
    Course books, audio CDs, and MP3s for most seminars are available if unable to attend program. Video replays for some programs are also offered. For additional information or to charge reservations to VISA, MasterCard, or Discover, call 877-229-4350 or visit

  2. September 27 Calendar


    28 Miller Canfield will present the September Virtual Aerospace and Defense Luncheon “Challenges and Opportunities for A&D Companies in Entering Joint Ventures in Saudi Arabia and the UAE” online Tuesday, September 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. This event will be subject to the Chatham House Rule to encourage an open and frank discussion. It will begin promptly at noon utilizing Zoom with the lines opening for connections beginning at 11:50 a.m. For additional information or to register, visit and click on “News & Events.”

    28 The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host its Annual Meeting, Council Meeting, Presentation of the Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business Lawyer Award, and Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, September 28, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Detroit Novi, 21111 Haggerty Rd. in Novi. To register for the meeting, visit and click on “events.” Anyone with questions may email the Business Law Section at

    The Association of Corporate Counsel, Michigan Chapter, will host its 24th Annual ACC Michigan Golf Outing on Tuesday, September 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center, 8768 North Territorial Road in Plymouth. The event offers a relaxing day of golf, re-connecting, and forming new relationships. For additional information or to register, visit

    28 The State Bar of Michigan’s Practice Management Resource Center (PMRC) will present it’s latest virtual seminar, “Creating a Practice You Deserve,” on Tuesday, September 28, from 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom. PMRC’s online program features Katy Goshtasbi who will provide the marketing and branding tools attorneys need to promote their practice. This virtual seminar is free and available to all members of the State Bar of Michigan and their staff. To register, visit

    29 Access to Bankruptcy Court will host the 2021 Hon. Marci B. McIvor Annual Fundraiser on Wednesday, September 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bea’s Detroit, Eastern Market in Detroit. The event offers an evening of food and socializing with colleagues and friends with recognition of special guests retired U.S. District Court Judge Gerald E. Rosen and retired U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven W. Rhodes. Due to limited capacity, sponsorships and tickets for the September 29 fundraiser must be purchased in advance no later than September 25 or until sold out. Tickets will not be available at the door. To order tickets, visit and click on “News + Events.”

    30 The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan will present its next Literary Ladies Book Club online Thursday, September 30, beginning at 6 p.m. via Zoom. For the September meeting, the club will be discussing “A Long Petal of the Sea” by Isabel Allende. To register for this online discussion, visit and click on “events.”

    30 Wayne State University Law School will continue the Wayne Law Legal Briefs series on Thursday, September 30, with Professor Peter Hammer and Professor Khaled Beydoun leading a discussion on “Reframing and Reconstructing Counterterror Surveillance.” The seminar will take place online from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom. To register for the free Wayne Law Legal Briefs, visit and click on “events.” For questions, contact Haley Briggs at

    30 The Labor & Employment Law Section in collaboration with the Immigration Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will present “Labor Law: Lunch & Learn – Best Practices for Managing I-9s and E-Verify in a Time of COVID-19” online Thursday, September 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. This two-part presentation regarding the intersection of labor/employment and immigration law issues will be presented by Ahndia Mansoori, senior associate attorney at Kitch and board member of the Immigration Law Section. To register for this free online event, visit

    30 To kick-off its Community Conversations series, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will present “‘At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal’ Panel Discussion.” The in-class and virtual discussion will take place Thursday, September 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m. featuring Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who sentenced disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar; Trinea Gonczar, an abuse survivor; and Mick Grewal, who represented 139 or the 543 survivors. Those interested in attending the Community Conversations event must register at

    30 The Wolverine Bar Association, D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, and Association of Black Judges of Michigan will host a “Membership Roundup” event Thursday, September 30. The networking event that kicks off the 2021-2022 bar year will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. at Central Kitchen, 660 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. For additional information, visit and click on “News & Events.”

    30 The Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host its Virtual Annual Meeting & Wine Tasting on Thursday, September 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. via Zoom. In lieu of the section’s traditional Annual Meeting accompanied by cocktails and dinner, this year it plans to have a virtual wine tasting hosted by a professional from Bouchaine Vineyards, a vineyard and winery in Napa, California. The wine tasting will take place from approximately 5 to 5:50 p.m., with the Annual Meeting following immediately thereafter. The section has a limited number of wine kits from Bouchaine available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who register promptly. Register with program facilitator Mary Owiesny at and let her know: if you are planning to attend the wine tasting and the Annual Meeting or the Annual Meeting only, and the location you will be coming from to pick up your wine kit if you are allotted one.


    1 The Criminal Defense Association of Michigan will present “Evidence Boot Camp B” as a Zoom program on Friday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This online program offers hands-on small group skills training. Attendees do not have to take prior Boot Camps to attend this Boot Camp. Speaking at the online program will be Thomas C. Cranmer and Edward A. Bajoka. Cost for the online Boot Camp is $240. To register, visit

    4 The Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan will conduct its Annual Meeting & Fall Conference Monday through Wednesday, October 4-6. It will be hosted on Zoom as well as in person at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1 Wenonah Park Place in Bay City. The section is offering an add on seminar: a VA benefits course taught by VISPRO owner and operator, Karen McIntyre on Monday, Oct. 4, at 8 a.m. There is no charge to attend the Annual Meeting. The Fall Conference pricing options are listed on the registration site. To register, visit and click on “Events.” For questions, contact Susie Chalgian at or 517-332-3800.

    6 The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) will conduct a “Visual Trial School” Wednesday through Friday, October 6-8, at the Marriot Auburn Hills Pontiac Campus, 3600 Centerpoint Parkway in Pontiac. This two-and-a-half-day course will focus on the effective use of PowerPoint and other courtroom-related technology. It will also discuss issues related to remote hearings and trying cases in the current environment. There is no registration fee for this event. Breakfast (Oct. 6-8) and lunch (Oct. 6 and 7 only) are provided at training. Registration is online only and space is limited to the first 35 registrants. To register, visit and click on “Training.”

    The Michigan Association for Justice will sponsor its “No-Fault Institute XVIII—Confronting the Confusion: The New Law Now” on Thursday and Friday, October 7-8, at the Four Points by Sheraton Novi, 27000 S. Krevich Dr. in Novi. Thursday, October 7, will be “PIP Day” and Friday, October 8, will focus on “Negligence.” The seminar is open to MAJ members and non-members. Cost for MAJ members is $520, MAJ members 3 years or less of practice pay $340, MAJ sustaining members pay $300, MAJ Paralegal and student members pay $315, and non-members pay $790. Judges can attend for free. To register, visit or call 517-321-3073.

    7 Kerr Russel labor and employment attorney Mark Knoth will be presenting a webinar titled “Return to Work: Laws Regarding Vaccines” on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m. This webinar will discuss the latest return to work guidelines, CDC guidelines, and laws regarding vaccines in the workplace. To register for the webinar—sponsored by Kerr Russell, National Association for Business Resources, Corp! Magazine, and MichBusiness—visit

    8 The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host its 2021 ADR Annual Conference, Meeting & Awards titled “Meeting People, Meeting Needs” online Friday and Saturday, October 8-9. To register for the free online conference, visit

    8 The Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School will present a virtual panel discussion on “Life after McGahn.” The webinar, co-hosted by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), will take place Friday, October 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. The virtual in-depth panel discussion will explore the reasons for and consequences of the McGahn settlement and the impact on separation of powers, checks and balances, and congressional oversight. To register for the event, visit Anyone with questions may email the Levin Center at Wayne Law at

    8 The Oakland County Bar Association will conduct a “Pro Bono Mentor Match Program Training” on Friday, October 8, from 8 a.m. to th 1 p.m. at the MSU Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Rd. in Troy. This program matches new lawyers who are willing to take a pro bono case with a more experienced lawyer willing to mentor the new lawyer through the case. Both mentees and mentors are invited to participate in this training to receive up-to-date information. The training is free to both OCBA members and non-members. To register, visit and click on “events.”

    9 The Oakland County Bar Association will present a “Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice: Juvenile Law Attorneys” on Saturday, October 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the OCBA offices, 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100, in Bloomfield Hills. The training will be provided in collaboration with staff from Oakland Community Health Network and Oakland Schools. OCBA members and non-members can attend the training for free. To register, visit and click on “events.”

    The annual Race Judicata presented by the Oakland County Bar Association will take place on Sunday, October 10, at Birmingham Covington School beginning at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with light morning refreshments served. The 5-km race starts promptly at 9 a.m. with an awards ceremony to follow the event. For registration information, visit

    14 The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Update on the State of Juvenile Law” as an online webinar on Thursday, October 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This online course offers a review of developments in juvenile law, including new legislation, court rules, and case law from the past year.. Speaking at the program will be H. Elliot Parnes of H. Elliot Parnes PLLC. Cost is $12 for OCBA members pre-registration and $25 for non-members pre-registration. Oakland County MIDC court appointed attorneys can attend for free. To register for this program, visit and click on “events.”

    The Criminal Defense Association of Michigan will present the webinar “A Study in Firearms & Ballistics” via Zoom on Friday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. This online program will feature Christopher Robinson, a forensic consultant in Atlanta. Topics covered in this webinar include: Review of various weapons; Parts of a Pistol; Parts of a Revolver; Parts of a Rifle; Parts of a Shotgun; Parts of a Semi-Automatic; Triggering Mechanisms; Ammunition, Cartridges and Cases, including comparisons; Testing; Ejection Analysis/Trajectory; Impact on Glass Objects and Metal Objects; X-ray Analysis; and Case Review. Cost for the webinar is $60. To register for the online program, visit

    19 The Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) will host a virtual luncheon meeting on Wednesday, October 19, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom. Speaking on “Changes to IP Law under the COVID-19 Relief Bill” will be University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Professor Melissa Eckhause. For additional information or to register for the lunch, visit and click on “events.”

    21 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA), along with partnering affinity bar associations, will gather with colleagues at the biennial Taste of Diversity cocktail reception on Thursday, October 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in Southfield, celebrating the diverse and multi-cultural legal profession. The evening will feature delectable hors d’oeuvres as well as the presentation of the Leon Hubbard Community Service Award and the Michael K. Lee Memorial Award. Cost to attend is $45 or $35 for new lawyers (p80650+), students, and paralegals. Tickets for Taste of Diversity are available for purchase by visiting and clicking “events.” For additional information about the event, contact the OCBA at 248-334-3400.
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