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State Bar gearing up for June election

Nominating petitions for the 2023 State Bar of Michigan election will be available in the Michigan Bar Journal and posted on the State Bar website this month. The June election will include:

  • A non-judicial member of the Judicial Tenure Commission
  • Representative Assembly members in 38 judicial circuits
  • Board of Commissioner seats in four districts
  • Members of the Young Lawyers Section Executive Council in three districts

Candidates must submit nominating petitions to the State Bar of Michigan between Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 30.

Completed petitions should be sent via email to Carrie Sharlow at

All active members of the State Bar will receive their ballots via email by June 1 and ballots must be cast online by 11:59 p.m. June 15.

For additional information, contact Marge Bossenbery at or Carrie Sharlow at

‘New EPO Filing Strategy’ explored at MIPLA webinar

The Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) will host a virtual event on Tuesday, March 21, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom.

Speaker Steve Duxbury, of Arnold & Siedsma (Germany), will discuss the “New EPO Filing Strategy (saving costs, maximizing rights).”

The meeting agenda includes:

  • 11:45 a.m. to noon—Networking
  • Noon to 1:15 p.m.—Presentation

For additional information or to register, visit and click on “events.”‘

Client centered representation focus of SADO webinar

The State Appellate Defender Office and the Criminal Defense Resource Center will present the webinar “Client Centered Representation: What It Is and How It Wins Cases” on Tuesday, March 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Attendees will learn about the history of client centered representation and about its underlying conceptual framework.

They also will learn practical ways to implement client centered representation into their law practices and how to avoid pitfalls that keep them from achieving better results for their clients.

The training will be led by Sean Maher, a criminal defense attorney for more than 27 years. He was a public defender in Atlanta and New York City before entering private practice.

Visit to register.


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