Mark the Date: WCBA upcoming events

 • The Bankruptcy Law Section will meet at noon, Thursday, Jan. 22, at  200 N. Main, Lower Level.

• Meet & Greet the Judges, Strolling Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. This is a joint event with Washtenaw County Bar Association, The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Washtenaw Region, and The Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association. Meet the newly appointed, newly elected or re-elected judges: Hon. Patrick Conlin, Jr., Hon. Richard Conlin, Hon. Christopher Easthope, Hon. Elisha Fink, Hon. Julia Owdziej, Hon. Anthony Patti, Hon. Charles Pope and Hon. David Swartz. The cost is $28. Email
• The Immigration Law Section will meet at noon, Monday, Jan. 26, at 200 N. Main, Lower Level, with Section Co-Chairs Brad Thomson and Heather Garvock. Speaker: Anya Abramzon of Jewish Family Services will discuss “JFS Services/Initiatives in Washtenaw County.”
• The Public Service Committee will hold a meeting noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the WCBA Office, Suite 1111,1st Floor of the County Courthouse, 101 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. Everyone is welcome.  Participants may bring their own lunch.
• The ADR Section will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Room A, Washtenaw County Service Center Campus, off Hogback Rd., hosted by Section Chairs Joseph Basta and Cynthia Evans. Speaker Angie Martell will discuss “Gay/Lesbian/Transgender Issues in Mediation.”  RSVP to Sally Brush at or call 734-794-2125.
• The LGBTQ Rights Section will meet noon, Thursday, Feb. 5, at 200 N. Main, Lower Level, with Section Co-Chairs Angie Martell and Kerene Moore.
• The Family Law Section will meet noon, Friday, Feb. 6, at 200 N. Main, Lower Level with Co-Chairs Shalini Nangia and Stephanie Benedict. Speaker Judah Garber and FOC Chairs will discuss “How To Keep Up With Changing Procedures and Personnel at the FOC.”