Calendar

April 2021
  1. April 22 ICLE Calendar

    8th Annual No-Fault Summit, online seminar livestreamed Thursday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. and Friday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  This basic/intermediate/advanced level course is co-sponsored by the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
    The general admission fee is $395, section members pay $365, Michigan new lawyers pay $195, and ICLE partners pay $345.
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    61st Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute, online seminar livestreamed Thursday and Friday, May 20-21, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  This basic/intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 20.25 CLE credits.
    The general admission fee is $395, section members pay $365, Michigan new lawyers pay $195, and ICLE partners pay $345.
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    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 www.icle.org.

  2. April 22 Calendar

    April

    28 Hadassah Greater Detroit Attorney and Judges Council, in conjunction with the Jewish Bar Association of Michigan (JBAM), is pleased to invite Ellie Mosko to speak about immigration law, with regard to how it has changed in the past few years and what the future holds for these issues. “Immigration Law: The Past Four and What the Future Holds” will be presented online Wednesday, April 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This free online event is open to everyone. To register, visit https://jewishbar.org and click on “events.” Anyone with questions may email greaterdetroit@hadassah.org or call 248-683-5030.

    28 The Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association (MMLA) will present a “Legislative & Regulatory Update Webinar” on Wednesday, April 28, beginning at noon via Zoom. The program will discuss current legislation and regulatory changes that impact mortgage businesses. It will also explore the current administration changes and what that will look like going forward under the Biden administration. At the state level, the speakers will look at proposed Michigan bills and the changes resulting from COVID-19 related legislation and relief payments. This webinar is free to current MMLA members. Non-members can pay $20 to participate. For additional information or to register for the webinar, visit https://mmla.net and click on “events.”

    28 The State Bar of Michigan’s Taxation Section will present a “Young Tax Lawyers Committee Webinar” On Wednesday, April 28, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. The topic of the webinar will ask “Is the imposition of sales/use tax on menstrual products constitutional?” To register for this free webinar, email program facilitator Mary Owiesny at mowiesny@honigman.com and reference “Young Tax Lawyers” in the subject line.

    29 The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan will present its next Literary Ladies Book Club on Thursday, April 29, beginning at 6 p.m. via Zoom. For the April meeting, the club will be discussing “She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs” by Sarah Smarsh. To register for this online discussion, visit www.womenlawyers.org and click on “events.”

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    The Criminal Defense Association of Michigan will present “Evidence Boot Camp B” online as a Zoom program on Thursday, April 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This program offers hands-on small group skills training. Attendees do not have to take prior Boot Camps to attend this Boot Camp. Cost for the training is $240. To register for the training, visit https://cdam.wildapricot.org.

    29 The Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will present the online program “Compassion Fatigue and Work/Life Balance” Thursday, April 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. via Zoom. This onlione training will focus on the tools and strategies for building emotional resilience and working toward a strong work-life balance. To register for this free online event, visit https://connect.michbar.org/­/home and click on “events.”

    May

    4 The State Bar of Michigan’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section will present “The Mediator Forum Redux: Where Mediators Learn from Mediators” online Tuesday, May 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The ADR Section Skills Team is pleased to announce the return of its popular Regional Mediator Forum, newly redesigned for Zoom. The program consists of facilitated small group discussions about some of the hottest and most important aspects of mediation practice management. There is no admission charge for the forum but enrollment is limited. To register, visit https://connect.michbar.org/adr/home and scroll down to “Upcoming Events.”

    4 The State Bar of Michigan will present “Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice Seminar” online on Tuesday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The semi-annual seminar features presentations on how to maintain mutually beneficial client relationships, draft effective fee agreements, manage lawyer trust accounts, analyze ethical issues, and use innovative techniques and technology for effective law office management. Cost is $50 for all attendees. To register online, visit www.michbar.org/tipstools. For additional information, contact the State Bar of Michigan ethics helpline at 877-558-4760 or by email at ethics@michbar.org.

    4 Wayne State University Law School will present a webinar on “State Legislative Oversight and the Pandemic: Conducting Oversight on Emergency Government Contracts” on Tuesday, May 4, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom. State legislators from across the country will gather for a panel discussion on legislative oversight of contracts signed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no cost to attend the webinar. To register, visit https://rsvp.wayne.edu/state-legislative-oversight-and-the-pandemic. For additional information, email Margaux Laspeyres at levincenter@wayne.edu.

    6 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Real Estate and Debtor/Creditor Committees will present “We Can Work It Out: Receiverships in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond” as an online webinar on Thursday, May 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. This overview of receiverships will look at how they work generally and provide updates for today’s practitioner in the light of COVID-19. Cost for the online program is $35 for OCBA members; $25 for OCBA Professional Development Committee members; $25 for OCBA new lawyers, paralegals, and students; and $45 for non-members. To register for this program, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”

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    The Michigan Association for Justice will present its “Annual Trial Advocacy Seminar” online Friday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom. Cost for the seminar is $215 for MAJ members, $105 for MAJ members practicing 3 years or less, $105 for MAJ sustaining members, $100 for MAJ student & paralegal members, and $425 for non-members. Sitting judges can attend for free. To register for the seminar, visit www.michiganjustice.org and click on “events.”

    7 Registration is now open for The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic’s first-ever virtual Walk for Justice starting Friday, May 7, through Sunday, May 9. The community is invited to join the three-day online fundraiser from their local park, neighborhood, or favorite outdoor location. Registration is $45 for adults and free for children. Each registrant will receive a Walk For Justice mask, entry into a door prize and access to an online silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Salvation Army’s William Booth Legal Aid Clinic. For additional information about the Walk for Justice fundraiser, visit walkforjustice.org, email info@walkforjustice.org, or call 313-361-6340.

    8 The Criminal Defense Association of Michigan will present “Evidence Boot Camp D” online as a Zoom program on Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This 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 training will be Harry Mihas and Bernie Jocuns. Cost for the training is $240. To register for the training, visit https://cdam.wildapricot.org.

    11 The Association of Defense Trial Counsel will host an online “Past Presidents Presentation” on Tuesday, May 11, beginning at p.m. The videoconference will welcome in the new ADTC board including President Amhed Hassouna. The ADTC will also be thanking Past Presidents Dahlia Dallo and Colleen Burke. In addition, the ADTC will be recognizing its former executive director, Diane Hirshey, along with presenting attorney Brian Einhorn with a Lifetime Achievement Award. For additional information on the “Past Presidents Presentation,” email ADTC Executive Director Jessica Dzieszkowski at adtc.detroit@gmail.com.

    11 The Wayne County Family Court Bench & Bar Panel Discussion will take place online on Tuesday, May 11, from 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom. Five Wayne County Circuit Court Family Division judges will discuss the future of the Family Division—what is working and what is not. Attendees will be able to give their thoughts about this virtual practice of law. Cost for the online event is $10. To register, visit www.detroitlawyer.org/programs/bench-bar-0521. Attendees do not have to be a Detroit Bar Association member to register. For questions, contact Karen Raudabaugh at KRaudabaugh@detroitlawyer.org.

    13 The Association of Corporate Counsel-Michigan Chapter (ACC-MI) will present a webinar on “The Biden Administration and Legal Impacts in the Workplace” sponsored by Warner Norcross + Judd on Thursday, May 13, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Warner attorneys will present three 20-minute segments highlighting issues businesses are facing in labor and employment, cybersecurity and privacy and supply chain. To register for this free event, visit www.acc.com/chapters-networks/chapters/michigan and click on “events.”

    13 Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will present Dr. James M. Binnall who will discuss his book, “Twenty Million Angry Men: The Case for Including Convicted Felons in Our Jury System,” during an online event Thursday, May 13, beginning at 1 p.m. via Webex. Binnall is an associate professor of law, Criminology, and Criminal Justice, at California State University, Long Beach. He is also a practicing attorney and a formerly incarcerated person who spent just over 4 years in prison for a DUI homicide that claimed the life of his close friend. To register for the online event, visit www.cooley.edu/events.

    13 The Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will present online “LELS Lunch & Learn: Arbitrators’ Perspectives on Video Arbitrations” Thursday, May 13, from from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. During a panel discussion with arbitrators from the National Academy of Arbitrators and attorney advocates with experience in labor and employment arbitration, the online program will address issues ranging from pre-hearing procedures that help ensure a smooth process to witness and exhibit issues on the day of hearing. To register for this free event, visit https://connect.michbar.org/laborlaw/home and click on “events.” Anyone with questions can contact Council Member Ronda Tate Truvillion at rtate@lewismunday.com.

    13 The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan will conduct an online training on “Building a Domestic Violence Prosecution” on Thursday May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. This one-day training designed to help new or newer prosecutors navigate their often-complex domestic violence cases. To register for the webinar, visit www.michiganprosecutor.org and click on “training.”

    13 The State Bar of Michigan’s Appellate Practice Section, Federal Bar Association Eastern and Western District of Michigan Chapters, and SBM U.S. Courts Committee will present the webinar “Am I Certifiable? Considerations Regarding Certified Questions from Federal to State Court.” The online program will take place Thursday, May 13, from noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom. The discussion will focus on certified questions from a federal court to the state Supreme Court, including the perspectives of the sender (a federal trial court judge and appellate court judge) and the receiver (a Supreme Court justice). To register for the webinar, visit www.michbar.org/news/calendar and click on “May.”

    18 The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan will present its next Literary Ladies Book Club on Tuesday, May 18, beginning at 6 p.m. via Zoom. For the May meeting, the club will be discussing “Dead Man Walking” by Sister Helen Prejean. To register for this online discussion by Friday, May 14, visit www.womenlawyers.org and click on “events.”

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    Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Community Conversation Series will continue online with “What is Social Justice?” on Wednesday, May 19, beginning at 5 p.m. WMU-Cooley’s Federal Bar Association collaborates with WMU-Cooley to hear D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine talk on social justice and the way forward. To register for this virtual event, visit https://info.cooley.edu/community-conversations.

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    Oakland Mediation Center (OMC), an Oakland County based nonprofit organization will host a “48-Hour Online Domestic Relations Mediation Training” in which Megan Dennis, education manager, will teach participants the skills necessary to act as mediators in facilitating the resolution of domestic relations disputes from the initial consultation to writing the mediation agreement. OMC’s upcoming training will be held May 25, 26, 27, and June 2, 3, 4, 8, 9,10, 15, 16, 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. Cost for the training is $1,590 and includes the new SCAO required 8-Hour Domestic Violence Screening Training for mediators. For additional information about the trainings and to register, contact the OMC training department at 248-338-4280, ext. 210.
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