July 2019
  1. July 22 Calendar


    24 The Italian American Bar Association of Michigan will present its annual Justinian Night on Wednesday, July 24, beginning at 6 p.m. at Cantoro Trattoria, 1659 E. Big Beaver in Troy. Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Toia will be honored during the evening. Cost to attend is $75 per person. Judges attend for free. To register or for additional information, visit and click on “events.”

    The Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will present “Resuscitating the Patient – Restructuring Healthcare Entities in the Current Environment” on Wednesday, July 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the offices of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, & Weiss PC, 27777 Franklin Road, Suite 2500, in Southfield. Presenters include U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Daniel S. Opperman, Eastern District of Michigan; Travis Comstock, Michigan Department of Attorney General, Health, Education, & Family Services Division; Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Erskine; Samuel R. Maizel, Dentons US LLP; and Andrew B. Wachler, Wachler & Associates PC. Judith Greenstone Miller of Jaffe Raitt will moderate. Cost for the seminar is $35 per person. To register, visit For questions, contact Shanna Kaminski at 313-481-7332 or

    The Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host its Wines of Summer networking event on Thursday, July 25, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Detroit Athletic Club Rooftop, 241 Madison Ave. The event will feature a tasting of wines ideal for summer entertaining. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Spouses are welcome as registered guests. Those attending should note that the Detroit Athletic Club does not permit t-shirts or denim to be worn in its facility at any time. Cost to attend is $65. To register, visit For additional information, visit

    The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University, in collaboration with NATO, is presenting a half-day symposium from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 25. The program will feature a keynote by former U.S. Senator Carl Levin titled “The Evolution and Future Direction of NATO.” A panel also will be held, featuring NATO Assistant Secretary General John Manza and other distinguished security policy analysts and alliance scholars from Ohio State and Wayne State universities. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be presented in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. To register, contact Andrea Ritter at

    The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), in partnership with Butzel Long, will host a “Supplier Legal Academy Series” designed to provide a “back-to-basics” approach for supply chain management in the current landscape, while looking ahead toward uncharted territory. The Friday, July 26, session will look at “Protecting Trade Secrets, Who Owns Your Work, Rights to Information and Tooling Fundamentals.” The OESA 2019 Butzel Long Supplier Legal Academy Series will take place at the MSU Management Education Center, located at 811 W. Square Lake Road in Troy. Registration is available in the events section of For registration and program information, contact OESA at 248-952-6401 or

    29 The Oakland County Bar Association will host the 2019 Bar for the Course Golf Tournament on Monday, July 29, at Red Run Golf Club, 2036 Rochester Rd. in Royal Oak. There are two registration options. The golf outing ($185 per OCBA member, $200 per non-member) includes lunch at 11:30 a.m., shotgun start at 1 p.m., and cocktails and dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner only ($50 per person) starts with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. For additional information or to register, visit and click on “events.”


    1 The Southeast Chapter of the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association will host its “Summer Mixer in the D” on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Punch Bowl Social Detroit, 1331 Broadway St. Attendees can bring a client, team member, or friend, and unwind with MMLA industry partners with spirits and appetizers.  There will also be some very special guests from local Detroit businesses who will shed some insight on what’s new in Detroit. The group will enjoy the private space in the Holiday Lodge as well as use of four bowling lanes, and darts. Tickets cost $35 for MMLA members and $40 for non-members. To register or for additional information, visit

    8 The Juvenile Law Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association will continue its 2019 Fundamentals of Juvenile Law brown bag lunch lecture series with “Drug Screen Results: What Do They Mean?” on Thursday, August 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OCBA offices, 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100, in Bloomfield Hills.  Presenters will include Bridget Lorenz Lemberg, lab director at Forensic Fluids Laboratories, and Jennifer Williams, forensic toxicology chemist at the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Investigative and Forensic Services Division. This seminar is worth 1.5 training hours for attorneys on the juvenile and criminal appointment lists. Cost for OCBA members is $12 for pre-registration and $25  for on site registration. Non-members pay $25 for pre-registration and $40 for on site registration. To register or for additional information, visit and click on “events.”

    13 The Association of Defense Trial Counsel (ADTC) will enjoy an evening out at a ball game when the Seattle Mariners play the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Tuesday, August 13.  The cost to attend is $100 per person and the price includes a picnic buffet in the Tiger Club at Comerica Park from 5:30 to 7:10 p.m. and a ticket for the 7:10 p.m. game in lower deck, right field box seat, Section 116. There will be a cash bar available during the picnic in the Tiger Club. To order tickets, send name, address, phone number, and number of tickets with check payable to ADTC for total amount to ADTC, 4315 Kiefer Avenue, Warren 48091-5003. Tickets can also be purchased online at For additional information, call James Hoehner at 313-237-5634 or Diane Hirshey at 313-237-0610.

    20 The Oakland County Bar Association will present “Which Case, Which Court: District, Circuit, or Federal?” on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at the OCBA offices, at the OCBA offices, 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100, in Bloomfield Hills.  This seminar provides an overview of common criminal charges and which court should properly oversee the case. In addition, the speakers will provide practice pointers on how to ensure your client’s case is heard in the proper court.  It is worth one training hour for attorneys on criminal appointment lists.  Cost for OCBA members is $12 for pre-registration and $25  for on site registration.  Non-members pay $25 for pre-registration and $40 for on site registration.  To register or for additional information, visit and click on “events.”