Daily Briefs

Judge Rowe to speak at ADTC meeting, Oct. 11

The Association of Defense Trial Counsel will welcome Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Kwamé Rowe to its October member meeting on Tuesday, October 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2089 W Big Beaver Rd. in Troy. Rowe will discuss Oakland County Circuit Court operations in civil litigation after COVID.

Rowe was appointed to the Oakland County Circuit Court in August 2021 becoming the second African American male to serve on the Sixth Circuit Bench. Prior to his appointment, Rowe was and assistant prosecuting attorney for Oakland County 2015-2021, Human Trafficking Division, Complex Narcotics, and Homicide Cases. He is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program commencing at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6: 30 p.m. Dinner consists of a three course Italian dinner served family style. 

Cost for the meeting is Members $65 for ADTC members (includes two drink tickets) and $50 for non-members payable at the door (cash/check). To confirm attendance, e-mail Jessica Hilewsky at jhilewsky@harveykruse.com.


Online master class to focus on ‘Mastering the UCCJEA’

The Professional Development Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association will present “Mastering the UCCJEA: Getting Child Custody Issues Right When a Parent Moves Out-of-State” as an online master class on Thursday, October 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Families are more mobile than ever, making interstate law issues a growing part of family law practice. This presentation will discuss the ins and outs of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), MCL 722.1101-722.1406, so that attorneys know what they must do to effectively navigate interstate (and international) child custody issues. Because the UCCJEA is a highly technical Act, attendees should have a copy of the UCCJEA on hand during the presentation. 

Speaking at the master class will be Amelia M. Maggio, Third Circuit Judicial Court, Family Division; Millicent F. Melhado, Lakeshore Legal Aid; and Cynthia J. Sherburn, Third Circuit Court, Family Division.

Cost for the program is $25 for OCBA Professional Development Committee members; $35 for OCBA members; $25 for OCBA?new lawyers, paralegals, students; and $45 for non-members. 

To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on “events.” For additional questions, contact Shanay Cuthrell at 248-334-3400.

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