July 2020
  1. July 3 ICLE Calendar

    ICLE is working remotely and following Mich Exec Order No 2020-110, issued on June 1, 2020. This order is intended to allow reopening consistent with Stage 4 (Improving) of Governor Whitmer’s MI Safe Start Plan. For state updates:

    ICLE will continue to be Your Partner in Practice as it updates online resources.

    Anyone with questions or concerns may contact ICLE customer service at 877-229-4350 or


    Is ICLE still open for business?
    Yes. ICLE staff are working remotely. Only the ICLE building is now temporarily closed. We are continuing to update your online resources.

    Do you have any free resources to help me right now?
    Yes. Here are Michigan-specific, COVID-related resources to help your practice. Most can be accessed for free. Check frequently to see what’s new:


    Can I still make new purchases?
    Yes, most of our products are available for purchase online with a credit card at We are able to process online payments for the Partnership, online books, online certificates, event registrations, and more.

    Can I still talk with someone if I have any questions?
    Yes. Let us know how we can help: or 877-229-4350 (M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

    If I am expecting shipment of a print book, will that still get mailed?
    If your book order was processed prior to the shutdown, we expect the shipment to arrive. Please contact us to check on your order. We are happy to provide temporary access to the online version for previously ordered books that have not yet shipped. We will work with you individually.

    How will I know if changes are made to live events?
    If you are registered for any live events, you will be emailed about any changes as soon as decisions are made. We are evaluating each upcoming event and deciding whether to postpone, cancel, or change to an on-demand virtual event. Check the ICLE web page frequently for updates. The event list follows:

    Updated status—ICLE live events  

    • Drafting an Estate Plan for an Estate Under $5 Million
    Originally scheduled for March 19, 2020 in Plymouth
    Status: Rescheduled for September 10, 2020 in Plymouth

    • Masters in Litigation – The Science of Persuasion: Using Cognitive Science and Behavioral Economics in the Courtroom
    Originally scheduled for March 26, 2020 in Plymouth
    Status: Rescheduled for September 16, 2020 in Plymouth

    • Labor & Employment Law Institute
    Originally scheduled for April 16-17, 2020 in Plymouth
    Status: Rescheduled for August 25-26, 2020 in Plymouth. Also an on-demand event.

    • No-Fault Summit
    Status: On-demand event

    • Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements
    Scheduled for June 30, 2020
    Status: Live seminar is canceled. On-demand seminar only. Registrants will be notified via email.

    • Medicaid and Health Care Planning Update 2020
    Scheduled for June 30, 2020
    Status: Live seminar is canceled. On-demand seminar only. Registrants will be notified via email.

    • Intellectual Property Law Institute
    Originally scheduled for July 16-18, 2020
    Status: Canceled. Registrants will be notified via email.

  2. July 3 Calendar


    10 The Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM) will present the webinar “You Love Your Son, Don’t You Ma’am? Bias: Defining It, Exposing It, Crossing On It” by Michael Carter on Friday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to noon. Cost for the webinar is $25. To register, visit

    The Association of Corporate Counsel-Michigan Chapter will present an online program titled “Accelerate Your Legal Practice with Lean Thinking” on Wednesday, July 15, from noon to 1 p.m. Lean Thinking is driving efficiencies in many industries, including legal departments. Speaking at the online program will be Greg Avesian, optimization leader at Revlegal LLC, and Zachary Moen, VP legal acceleration at Revlegal LLC. This program is free to ACC-MI members and non-members. To register, email Nicole Smith at For additional information, visit
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