Calendar

January 2018
  1. January 19 ICLE Calender

    Handling Property Division and Spousal Support Issues, Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 5.5 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $195, section members pay $175, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, ICLE basic partners pay $175, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.

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    27th Annual Drafting Estate Planning Documents, Thursday, Feb. 15, from 8:55 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 5.5 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $195, section members pay $175, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, ICLE basic partners pay $175, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.

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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 www.icle.org.

  2. January 19 Calendar

    January

    23 The Accciation of Corporate Counsel, Michigan Chapter, will present “Secrets to Success in Bet-The-Company Litigation” on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Somerset Inn, 2601 West Big Beaver Road in Troy.  Powell Miller, founder and CEO of The Miller Law Firm, will discuss his experience and insights on successfully undertaking and defending bet-the-company litigation. He will address all aspects of managing such high-stakes lawsuits. A question and answer period will follow. To register, visit www.acc.com/chapters/mich.

    23 The Oakland County Bar Association continues its new Law and Practice Management Series with “Law Office Technology” on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the OCBA offices, 1760 S. Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, in Bloomfield Hills. Pre-registration is $30 for OCBA members; $25 for OCBA new lawyers (P75866), paralegals, and students; and $40 for non-members. Cost at the door is $40 for OCBA members; $30 for OCBA new lawyers (P75866), paralegals, and students; and $50 for non-members. Register online at www.ocba.org.

    24 Raising the Bar, an educational series raising employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law and offered by Nemeth Law PC, returns on Wednesday, Jan. 24, with the 2018 Labor and Employment Law Update. Nemeth Law attorneys will discuss a variety of labor and employment law topics.  Raising the Bar will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road in Troy. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:45 a.m. with one 15-minute break. The cost of the event is $75 per person and pre-registration is requested.  To register, e-mail Pamela Perkowski at pperkowski@nemethlawpc.com or call 313-567-5921.

    26 Wayne State University Law School’s Transnational Environmental Law Clinic and Environmental Law Society, University of Chicago Law School’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, the American Bar Association’s Environmental Justice Committee of the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, and the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center will hold “Environmental Justice in Practice” on Friday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 West Palmer in Detroit. The conference will focus on emerging legal issues related to environmental injustice and exploration of career opportunities. The conference is free to attend and is intended for law students, environmental law clinicians and doctrinal faculty, environmental justice practitioners, and interested members of the community.  To register, visit https://rsvp.wayne.edu/environmental-justice-in-practice.  For additional information, contact Nicholas J. Schroeck at nschroeck @wayne.edu.

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    The State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host the panel discussion, “Taking the Next Step: Tips and Tools for Your Legal Education Journey.” Recent graduates and law students at every level of legal education from throughout Michigan will gather at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus on Saturday, Jan. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. to draw on the experience of one another and learn about the steps law students must take to become successful legal professionals.  The event will offer time for questions from participants as well as an opportunity to network with law students and attorneys statewide.  The discussion will take place in Room AH 145 at WMU-Cooley’s Auburn Hills Campus, 2630 Featherstone Rd. For additional information, contact Kristina Bilowus at kbilowus@findlinglaw.com.

    29 The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will present “Business Boot Camp II, Basic Training for Every Business Lawyer” on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 29-30, at the Inn at St. John’s located at 44045 Five Mile Rd. in Plymouth.  In just two days, attendees will receive grounding in nine key areas of business practice with guidance from the leaders who handle them every day.  Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 19. To register or for additional information, visit http://connect.michbar.org/businesslaw/home.

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    Wayne State University Law School’s Program for International Legal Studies will present experts in international trade law for lunch and a panel discussion on NAFTA. The discussion will take place Monday, Jan. 29, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at Wayne Law’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 West Palmer in Detroit. The Trump administration has made renegotiation of NAFTA one of its foreign policy priorities. Mexico and Canada have strongly resisted many of the conditions proposed. The panel will explain the proposals, their likelihood of success and what might happen if the U.S. withdraws from NAFTA. Panelists include Charles Brower, Wayne Law; Maureen Irish, University of Windsor Faculty of Law; and Bruce Thelen, Dickinson Wright. The event is free to attend and lunch is provided. For additional  information, contact Greg Fox at gfox@wayne.edu.

    February

    2 The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel will host its 2018 Meet & Greet on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Firebird Tavern, 419 Monroe Street in Detroit. This complimentary event provides an opportunity to meet and greet current members of the MDTC. Drink tickets and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available. To register, email info@mdtc.org.

    6 National Business Institute will present “Everything You Don’t Know About Title Law (But Wish You Did)” on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 6-7, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southfield-Detroit, 25100 Northwestern Highway in Southfield.  In this two-day, inclusive title law course, attendees will learn the latest techniques for examining titles and curing common defects, as well as gain a thorough understanding of title insurance policies, endorsements and commitments.  Cost is $575 which includes audio CD and course book. To register, call 1-800-930-6182 or visit www.nbi-sems.com.

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    The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present “Intellectual Property Seminar on IP in Augmented and Virtual Reality” on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Detroit Room of the Levin U.S. Courthouse.  Featured speaker is Brian Wassom of Warner, Norcross, and Judd. Attendees will learn about the amazing potential of augmented reality technology, and the intellectual property considerations that come along with it. This luncheon seminar offers a rare opportunity to try on the DAQRI Smart Helmet™ and DAQRI Smart Glasses™ (www.daqri.com). The program includes lunch and thanks to the sponsorship of Darrow Mustafa PC is free for federal law clerks. Cost for FBA members is $20; non-members/guests is $30. Register online at www.fbamich.org.

    8 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee kicks off its 2018 Fundamentals of Juvenile Law brown bag lunch lecture series with “Education Law” presented by Christine Piatkowski on Thursday, Feb. 8, beginning at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OCBA offices 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 OCBA members; $40 for non-members.  For additional information or to register, visit www.ocba.com or call 248-334-3400.

    10 NALS of Michigan will host a Winter Legal Education and Membership Meeting for legal support staff on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Lansing offices of Foster Swift, 313 South Washington Square.  Attorney Ven R. Johnson will speak about personal injury cases. Attorney Michael D. Sanders will speak on workers’ compensation. The cost for NALS members is $25; non-members, $30; students, $15. There is no cost to attend the membership meeting; however, lunch is not provided. The registration deadline is Feb. 2. The registration form is at www.nalsofmichigan.org. For additional information, email lynn.philp@gmail.com.

    20 The Oakland County Bar Association will continue its criminal law seminar series with “Pre-trial Reform: An Analysis of Local and National Trends” with Barbara M. Hankey of Oakland County Community Corrections on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at the OCBA offices in Bloomfield Hills. Attendees can bring their lunch and join for in-depth discussions. All seminars are worth one credit for attorneys accepting criminal appointments. OCBA members pre-registration cost is $12 or $25 at the door. Non-members pre-registration cost is $25 for each seminar or $40 at the door. To register or for additional information, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.”