Calendar

March 2017
  1. March 24 ICLE Calender

    Microsoft Word Academy for Lawyers and Legal Staff, Tuesday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This basic/intermediate level course offers 6.5 CLE credits.

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

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    Masters in Litigation: Trials—Tips, Tactics, and Practical Tales,
    Thursday, March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 6 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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    Medicaid and Health Care Planning Update 2017, Thursday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Disability Rights sections of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 3 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $165, section members pay $145, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, ICLE basic partners pay $145, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.

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    Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements, Thursday, April 13, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.  This intermediate level course, co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 3 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $165, section members pay $145, Michigan new lawyers pay $95, ICLE basic partners pay $145, and ICLE premium partners can attend for free.

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    42nd Annual Labor &?Employment Law Institute, Thursday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Friday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This basic/intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Federal Mediation &?Conciliation Service, offers 7.5 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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    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. March 24 Calendar

    March

    25 The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) will host its annual Vegas Night  fundraiser on Saturday, March 25, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Pi Banquet Hall, 28847 Franklin Road in Southfield. The cost for admission is $40 for students and $55 for non-students. Vegas Night is a casino-style fundraiser event that allows BLSA to raise money to provide scholarships to minority law students. The event includes a silent auction, casino games played with funny money, networking, good music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar. Attendees will have to opportunity to meet a variety of attorneys and judges who support the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. For additional information about this event, contact Shantelle Jestina Cranford at 586-868-3769.

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    The Immigration Law Committee of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present a timely and informative seminar on immigration executive orders on Tuesday, March 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Detroit Room of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 West Lafayette in Detroit. “Executive Orders and the Constitution” will feature four distinguished panelists/discussion leaders: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Prof. Andrew Moore, Michigan State University College of Law Prof. David Thronson, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Prof. Alexander Vernon, and Wayne State University Law School Prof. Jonathan T. Weinberg.  FBA Immigration Committee co-chair Caridad Pastor Cardinale will moderate the program. Cost is $25 for FBA members and $30 for non-members. A light lunch is included. Register online at www.fbamich.org. For additional information, email fbamich@fbamich.org.

    30 Friends and colleagues from local and affinity bar associations throughout Metro Detroit will gather for an evening celebrating the diversity of the legal community. The 2017 Annual Michael K. Lee Celebrating Our Diverse Bar event will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Detroit Seafood Market, 1435 Randolph Street in Detroit. This is a joint mixer of more than 20 bar associations and is a fun, relaxed opportunity for local attorneys to make new connections and strengthen their existing networks. Admission is $20, $10 for students, and members of the judiciary are invited free of charge. There will be a cash bar. Advance registration is required for everyone at www.detroitlawyer.org. For additional information, contact Darlene Trudell at 313-961-6120 x201 or dtrudell@detroitlawyer.org.

    31 The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) and the Oakland County Medical Society (OCMS) are pleased to present a conference designed to bring together both doctors and lawyers to address the opportunities and challenges presented by today’s medical technology. “The Power of Technology in the Physician Practice” takes place Friday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club. The conference includes speakers from the health care, legal and technology fields. They will address topics ranging from electronic health records, telehealth and cybersecurity to updates on the use of technology at the Oakland County Health Division and current medical/legal topics. Registration for the conference is $40 per person or $50 at the door. Visit www.ocms-mi.org to register or to find more information on the program. The Bloomfield Open Hunt Club is located at 405 E. Long Lake Rd. in Bloomfield Twp.

    April

    8 The Wolverine Bar Foundation  and Wolverine Bar Association (WBA) will host the 56th Annual Barristers’ Ball “Mardi Gras in Motown” on Saturday, April 8, beginning 9 p.m. at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. This black-tie affair commemorates the WBA’s 90-plus years of commitment to diversity, excellence in the legal profession, and improvement to the quality of life in the metropolitan Detroit area. The cost this year’s Barristers’ Ball is $125 for members and $150 for non-members. Register at http://wolverinebar.org. Table sales and sponsorship opportunities are available through the Wolverine Bar Office at 313-962-0250 or email wolverinebarristersball@gmail.com.

    9 The State Bar of Michigan Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee and Equal Access Initiative will co-host the annual Brunch for Bars beginning at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 9, at the Fort Shelby Double Tree Hotel in Detroit. The brunch occurs the morning after the Wolverine Bar Association’s 56th Annual Barristers Ball and offers an opportunity for leaders of local and affinity bar associations to network, share information, and discuss collaboration opportunities. There is no cost to attend the event, however space is limited and registration is required. To register for brunch, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/sbmbrunchforbars. For additional information, e-mail Michelle Erskine at merskine@mail.michbar.org or visit www.michbar.org/diversity/home.

    12 The Intellectual Property Committee of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present a seminar to learn about the new Federal Trade Secrets Act on Wednesday, April 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 115 of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 West Lafayette Blvd. in Detroit. Attendees will learn how the act creates a federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and how it will increase the number of trade secret cases in federal court. Attendees will also learn best practices for judges and practitioners in the trade secret cases. Cost is $25 for FBA members, $30 for non-members, and free for judges and judicial law clerks. Lunch will be provided. Register online at www.fbamich.org. For additional information, contact Christopher G. Darrow at darrow@darrowiplaw.com or 248-864-5961.

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    The Oakland County Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee continues its Fundamentals of Juvenile Law 2017 brown bag lunch lecture series which is now part of the OCBA U professional development program. “A Comprehensive Discussion of DHHS” will be presented by Robert J. Zivian on Thursday, April 13, from 11:30 a.m. 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, visit www.ocba.com or call 248-334-3400.

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    The second “semester” of OCBA U concludes at the Oakland County Bar Association offices in Bloomfield Hills. Titled “Court Rules,” these seminars provide a unique primer for best advocacy practices in Oakland County courts according to the court personnel who work there.  Each seminar will begin with a judicial staff attorney who will cover pretrial matters and effective motion practice. The second part of the each seminar will be a moderated panel of sitting judges discussing best practices in oral advocacy and the dos and don’ts of practicing in their courtrooms.  The series winds up on Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. with a discussion on Oakland County Probate Court. Ryan Deel, staff attorney to Judges Linda S. Hallmark, Daniel A. O’Brien, and Kathleen A. Ryan, will participate.  Fees for the “Court Rules” series are $40 per seminar for OCBA members and $80 for non-members.  Register online at www.ocba.org/events.

    18 The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee begins its Anatomy of a Criminal Case-2017, a brown bag lunch lecture series, with “Ethical Issues in Criminal Cases” featuring attorney Kenneth M. Mogill on Tuesday, April 18, 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 www.ocba.org.