June 2017
  1. June 26 ICLE Calender

    43rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute, Thursday, July 20, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 21, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 22, from 8 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  This intermediate/advanced level course, co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, offers 8.5 CLE credits.

    The general admission fee is $395, section members pay $295, Michigan new lawyers pay $195, and ICLE partners pay $315.

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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. June 26 Calendar


    26 The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will host its Bench/Bar Social golf outing at Forest Lake Country Club, 1401 Club Drive in Bloomfield Hills, on Monday, June 26. Join the federal bench and bar in an afternoon and evening of golf and socializing. Golf begins at noon with a shotgun start (boxed lunch provided). Cocktails start at 5 p.m. followed by dinner.  Golf costs $750 per foursome (single golfer $200). Those interested in dinner only pay $75. For additional information, contact George Donnini at 313-225-7042 or; or Kevin Fanning at 248-988-5875 or Register online at

    For its Spring Social, the Association of Corporate Counsel-Michigan Chapter (ACC-MI) is excited to host The Second City for an exclusive show. Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy troupe returns to Stagecrafters’ Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak on Wednesday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. with “The Best of The Second City.” This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s 55-year history as well as their trademark improvisation. Clark Hill is the social sponsor  for the event. Tickets for The Second City show are $15 for ACC eligible in-house counsel and $10 for ACC members and can be purchased at For additional information, email

    The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan, in collaboration with the Labor & Employment Law Section, Litigation Section, Probate & Estate Planning Section, Real Property Law Section, and Young Lawyers Section, will host a seminar called “Representing Clients in Mediation: The Art of Effective Mediation Advocacy.” The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, at the Doubletree Hilton, located in Novi.  Featured at the seminar will be mediators and arbitrators Earlene R. Bagett-Hayes, Sheldon J. Stark, and Paul Monicatti, along with advocates Edward H. Pappas, Kathryn J. Humphrey, and Michael S. Leib.  Printed copies of materials will be available onsite the day of both events and digitally in the library after the event. The seminar costs $95 for members of the co-sponsoring sections, $145 for non-section members, and $45 for law students. To register online or download a copy of the mail-in registration form, visit For additional information, contact Sheldon Stark at or 734-417-0287.

    The Technology Committee and Labor & Employment Law Committee of the Federal Bar Association (FBA), Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present “Whose Data Is It Anyway? The Role of Personal Data Infrastructure in Company Legal Matters” on Friday, June 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Detroit Room at the Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit. This lunch hour seminar will feature a team of legal and technology experts, including Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Stafford who will discuss the intersection of personal and company data in litigation. Topics will cover recent case law, privacy implications, the application of proportionality, and tips for managing expectations and costs. Cost is $25 for FBA members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Register online at 


    11 National Business Institute will present “Estate Administration From Start to Finish” on Tuesday, July 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at Embassy Suites Hotel Detroit-Southfield, 28100 Franklin Road in Southfield.  Designed for attorneys who are new to estate administration or need a basic refresher, this course will provide a comprehensive overview of estate administration, including proper asset valuation and distribution, taxation, and account closing procedures. Cost is $359 which includes audio CD and course book.  To register, call 1-800-930-6182 or visit

    The Oakland County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee continues its Anatomy of a Criminal Case-2017, a brown bag lunch lecture series, with “Navigating the Transition from State to Federal Court” featuring Robyn B. Frankel and Kim Stout on Tuesday, July 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

    23 The 7th Annual LaLonde Charity Open to support the North Oakland and Macomb County Veterans Treatment Courts will take place Sunday, July 23, at Pine Knob Golf Club, located at 5580 Waldon Road in Clarkston. The Veterans Treatment Court is a structured two-year alternative to jail for returning U.S. veterans who are struggling to assimilate back into society after proudly serving their country. Last year $140,000 was raised.  For additional information on the outing, visit To learn more about the North Oakland County Veterans Treatment Court, visit NOCVTC.COM.