August 2017
  1. August 23 ICLE Calender

    3rd Annual Elder Law Institute, Thursday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This basic/intermediate/advanced level course offers 8 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $395, Michigan new lawyers pay $195, and ICLE partners pay $345.

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    Completing the Medicaid Application:?A Hands-on Workshop,
    Friday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This basic/intermediate level course offers 2.5 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $165, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, and ICLE partners pay $145.

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    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. Visit ICLE’s website at

  2. August 23 Calendar


    23 The Association of Legal Administrators, Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, will host its next member meeting Wednesday, Aug. 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Iroquois Club, 43248 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills.  Guest speaker Shannon LaBruyere will discuss “Organizational Change is Inevitable: Growth is Optional.” To register for the meeting, contact Andrea Young at by Sunday, Aug. 13.

    The Association of Defense Trial Counsel (ADTC) will enjoy an evening out at a ball game when the New York Yankees play the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Wednesday, Aug. 23.  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 7:08 p.m. and a ticket for the 7:08 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. Due to limited ticket availability, ADTC suggests confirming purchase/attendance as soon as possible. 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. For additional information, call James Hoehner at 313-237-5634 or Diane Hirshey at 313-237-0610.

    23 The Alternative Dispute Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host a teleseminar about child custody evaluations from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Registration is required and dial-in instructions will be provided on participants’ registration confirmations.  Participants will learn what makes a good comprehensive child custody evaluation, when a child custody evaluation is appropriate and how it can be incorporated into the alternative dispute process, and common issues in custody disputes: domestic violence, move-aways, child abuse, child sexual abuse, and parental alienation.  The teleseminar costs $10 for Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and Family Law Section members and $40 for non-section members. To register online or download a copy of the mail-in registration form, visit For additional information, contact Bob Wright at or 616-682-7000. 


    7 The Marijuana Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host its 2017 Fall Conference: “New Horizons for Legalized Marijuana – The Facilities Licensing Act and Beyond” Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 7-9, at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Detroit. This year’s annual conference offers networking opportunities and is filled with critical information for attorneys and those who own cannabis businesses. The conference will present sessions on the new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, including presentations on LARA’s Dec. 15 roll out of rules and regulations for new cannabis businesses; an overview of adopted municipal ordinances, tax issues, and banking complications for state-legal activities; and more.  Register online by visiting and clicking on “Marijuana Law: New Horizons for Medical Marijuana” under Upcoming Events. For additional information, contact Robert Hendricks at 616-454-6611 or Mary Chartier at mary@cndefenders. com.

    8 The 21st Annual Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) Open Golf Tournament will be hosted on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Mystic Creek Golf Club and Banquet Center in Milford. Registration for the event, a modified scramble format, begins at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Fee includes: practice range balls, greens fees, card, deli sandwich lunch at registration, and a tenderloin/chicken breast combo plate dinner at 5 p.m. Trophies will be given for Tournament Champs, Longest Drive (men/women), Closest to Pin (men/women), and Winning Foursome. The cost is $165 per person if registration is completed by Aug. 23; the cost after that is $175. Dinner only costs $50. Further event details and a registration form can be obtained by visiting and clicking on “Upcoming Events” or by calling 517-627-3745.

    13 The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library will offer an Advanced Westlaw training class on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Interested individuals can sign up for one of two scheduled sessions that day:  12:15 to 1 p.m. or 1:15 to 2 p.m.  Attendees will learn how to develop highly-effective search strategies to obtain more relevant results and will explore more Westlaw content resources they may not know existed. The classes will be taught by Denice D’Amore Fogle, a research specialist from Thomson Reuters. All classes are free and are open to any Michigan attorney or legal professional. Attendees can register in advance by calling the Law Library at 248-858-0012 or by registering online at The Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library is located on the second floor of the West Wing Extension, the five-story glass building (14 East) attached to the main courthouse building in Pontiac.

    19 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee continues its Anatomy of a Criminal Case-2017 brown bag lunch lecture series with “The Art of the Private Investigation:?A Legal Perspective” featuring Gerald J. Gleeson II on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Oakland County Bar Center in Bloomfield Hills. The pre-registration fee for OCBA members is $12 per lecture; $25 for non-members.  The seminar fee at the door is $25 for members; $40 for non-members. For additional information or to register, call 248-334-3400 or visit

    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host its Homecoming Golf Outing beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, at the Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Rd. in Plymouth. All net proceeds will benefit Detroit Mercy Law’s Student Scholarship Fund. The event includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, driving range, and bag services; buffet dinner; souvenir gift; two drink tickets for hospitality cart on course; contests for winning team, longest drive, closest to the pin; 50/50 raffle; and full use of locker room facilities. Lunch is available for purchase at the Pro Shop or Halfway House. The golf will be played in scramble format with four-player teams. Individuals and twosomes welcome for pairing with others.  In addition, Detroit Mercy Law and its Alumni Association will honor two distinguished alumnae during the dinner program. Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise Langford Morris (’82) will be honored with the Time and Talent Award, and Mikyia S. Aaron (’15) will receive the Rising Star Award.  The cost is $75 for law students, $125 for non-students by Sept. 1, and $140 for non-students after Sept. 1. Register at Sponsorships for the golf outing are still available. For additional information, contact Denise P. Hickey at 313-596-0202 or Amy K. Smith at 313-596-0207.