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Sixty-Minute Mentoring is Looking for You!
We all know that mentoring is critical to our profession.  The best advice we often receive is from attorneys who take a few minutes to share their time and experience with us and answer our questions.

We hope that you are willing to spend 60 minutes - at a time, date, and location that you select - to spend time with 1 or 2 new attorneys or law students.  You will be able to share information that only a practicing attorney can offer.

For more information, please contact Kathy Lawrence if you are interested in being a mentor or if you are an attorney or law student and interested in being mentored. If you can spare 60 minutes, you can be a mentor!
ICBA - Young Lawyers Section
Visit the link below for educational resources and calendar of events.
Stay Informed
ICBA Updates are published twice a month.
Calendar of Events
July 1, 2014- June 30, 2015
Annual Dinner
November 20, 2014
Crown Plaza
Board Meeting
December 17, 2014

Meet the Judges
January 8, 2015

Martin Luther King Event
January 16, 2015

Top 5 Under 35 Awards deadline
January 5, 2015

Lawyers Got Talent
February 12, 2015
Crown Plaza
Board Meeting
February 18, 2015

6th Annual Barristers Night
March 19, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center
Board Meeting
April 22, 2015

Nominating Committee Meeting
March 3, 2015

Report from Committee
March 10, 2015

Members permitted to submit nominees
April 14, 2015

Board of Directors Ballot to Members
May 1, 2015

Board Election Deadline
May 20, 2015
5:00 p.m.

Annual Shrimp Dinner/Annual Meeting
May 20, 2015
Lansing Liederkrantz
Board Meeting
June, 2015TBA




All board meetings 7:30 a.m. will be at the law office of:

Liisa Speaker

Speaker Law Firm

230 N Sycamore Ste D

Lansing, MI 48933

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Save the date!
ICBA 4th Biennial
Lawyers Got Talent
Thursday, February 12, 2015
6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Lansing West
Open Call For Legal Talent
This is for all of the Wanna-Be's , Reality Show Actors, Hip Hop Dancers, Performance Artists and Rock Stars out there in our midst. If you think you belong on American Idol, X Factor, or America's Got Talent, then we have the Premiere Show for you! Better than any Court Room Drama, more fun than a Runaway Jury, we are Star Searching for the finest talent in the Ingham County Legal Community to help us Rock Your World. Great prizes, Awesome Food and Too Much Fun!!! If you can't tap dance or do a pet trick, then come on out and help us support The Few, The Brave, The Talented!!! All proceeds go to ICBA . 

To get in on the action, please call Dan Moraniec at 517-394-7500, or email danmoraniec@sinasdramis.com to sign up for your Spot in the Talent Show. WE WANT YOU!!!! 

The event will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Cowne Plaza Lansing West from 6 to 9 pm.
Talent:
ICBA Family Law Section
Meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month which are the following dates:
Location: Western University Cooley Law School 300 S Capitol Ave Lansing
12 noon to 1 pm
Bring your brown bag lunch and come join us for the lunch lectures.
RSVP to Cynthia Harmon at cynthiaharmon@fosterandharmon.com
November 12th - Speaker: Guy Sweet, Topic: How to file Paternity Actions. Room #911
December 10th - Speaker: Guy Sweet, Topic : Revocation of Paternity Act. - Location: SBM Room 1 and 2
January 14th, 2015 - Speaker and Topic TBA Room #911
February 1st - Speaker and Topic TBA Room #911
March 11th - Speaker and Topic TBA Room #911
April 8th - Speaker and Topic TBA Room #911
May 13th - Speaker and Topic TBA Room #911

ICBA Family Law Section Co-chairs
Cynthia Harmon and Brook VanVuren-Hay
ICBA Bankruptcy Section Meetings
Bankruptcy Section Meeting we be held, 4th Thursday of the month, except for June and November.
12 Noon - 1:00 pm
Location: Western Unversity Cooley Law School (new red brick building) Room 835 - 300 S. Capitol Ave
Please RSVP to Patricia Scott at pscott@fosterswift.com
October 23 - Lunch will be sponsored by attorneys Scott Chernich and Patricia Scott of Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, PC.  The topic of discussion will be a debtor's interest in LLCs, corporations, and inheritances and undervalued assets - from a Chapter 7 Trustee's perspective.

November 20 - Speaker: Bob McCarthy Topic: TBA
December - Christmas Party TBA
January 22 - TBA

Please RSVP to Patricia Scott at pscott@fosterswift.com
or call 517-371-8132.
Lunch will be sponsored each month by our speakers.

Bankruptcy Law Section Co-Chairs
Patricia Scott and Norm Witte
ICBA Probate and Trust Section Meetings
Location: Western University Cooley Law School (Room 911)
300 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48901

To RSVP for the Probate and Trust Section Meetings email
Marlaine Teahan at mteahan@fraserlawfirm.com or Rosemary Buhl at rhbuhl@lawrhb.com

Probate and Trust Section Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

October 21, 2014    Professor Gary P. Bauer, Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School, presents on Time Management for Attorneys.  Please send your time management tips, tricks or trials to Professor Bauer for possible inclusion in his presentation at bauerg@cooley.edu
November 18, 2014  Court rules/forms update - George Strander 
December 16, 2014  Networking lunch at Kelly's.
January 20, 2015  Tax Update including discussion of portability and basis issues.  Plante Moran
February 17, 2015  View from the Bench:  Judge Sullivan, Clinton County Probate Court
March 17, 2015  Medicaid Update including Medicaid Expansion - Melisa Mysliwiec
April 21, 2015 Legislative update - Rosie Buhl and Marlaine Teahan
May 19, 2015 Trust comparisons - when to use separate trusts vs. a joint trust.   Speaker TBD
June 16, 2015 Networking lunch at Kelly's.

To RSVP for the Probate and Trust Section Meetings email
Marlaine Teahan at mteahan@fraserlawfirm.com or Rosemary Buhl at rhbuhl@lawrhb.com

ICBA Probate and Trust Section Co-chairs
Marlaine Teahan and Rosemary Buhl
ICBA Real Estate Section Meetings
Location: Western University Cooley Law School (Room 911 or 835 see below dates)
300 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48901

To RSVP for the Real Estate Section Meetings email Charles Barbieri at CBarbieri@fosterswift.com
or Tracey Lackman at tllackman@loomislaw.com

October 30, 2014 - Speaker: Charles Barbieri, Topic: Environmental land mines involving real estate. Room 835
November 20, 2014 - Speaker  and Topic TBA - Room #911
January 29, 2015 - Speaker  and Topic TBA  - Room #835
February 26, 2015  - Speaker  and Topic TBA Room #911
March 26, 2015 - Speaker  and Topic TBA Room #911
April 30, 2015 - Speaker  and Topic TBA  - Room #835
May 28, 2015  - Speaker  and Topic TBA Room #911

Hope to see you there!

ICBA Real Estate Section Co-Chairs
Charles Barbieri and Tracey Lackman

ICBA Criminal Law Section Meetings
9:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Rooms 1 and 2
Location: State Bar of Michigan 306 Townsend, Lansing MI

There is no cost to attend - it is FREE, so please share this invitation with others who may be interested.

So that we can make sure that we have enough seating and handouts, if applicable, please RSVP to reception@alanechartier.com or call 517.482.2000 if you have any questions.

Please note that beverages are not provided, so please feel to bring your own if you'd like one.

Please note that the State Bar has asked that we do not park in the lot, but participants who do will not be required to move their cars (we've finally addressed this issue).

November 7, 2014 - TBA
December 5, 2014 - TBA

Please RSVP to reception@alanechartier.com or call 517.482.2000 if you have any questions.

Hope to see you there!
ICBA Criminal Law Section Co-Chairs
Mary Chartier and John Dewane
Other Legal Community Events

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS

FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

 

Vacancy Announcement No. 14-08


Position: Administrative Manager to a Senior Status Federal Circuit Judge

Location: Salary: $47,923 to $75,376 (JSP 9 - 11) Salary commensurate with qualifications in accordance with U.S. Court Guidelines Full-Time (Note: Position planned to end in three to five years) 

Tour of Duty:  Lansing, Michigan 

Opening Date: October 17, 2014  

Closing Date: November 3, 2014

 

Download full description here

 
NALS logo

 

NALS OF LANSING PRESENTS:

2014 BROWN BAG LUNCH & LEARN SERIES  

 

Bring your lunch and join us for this great learning opportunity.


Week 4 - October 23, 2014 - "Punctuation, Numbers, Capitalization" Presented by: Beverly Bishop, PLS Former Executive Assistant, Lansing Board of Water & Light 

 

TIME: 12 noon to 1 p.m.

PLACE: State Bar of Michigan 306 Townsend Street

Lansing, MI 48933

COST: Entire Series: $40 Member Each Session: $15 at the Door

$50 Non Member (Parking available on the street or in ramp across the street)  

 

Download Registration Form and full schedule  here 

 

 

Ingham County Bar Foundation  

11th Annual Memorial  

Golf Classic:   

 

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Hawk Hollow
15101 Chandler Road
Bath Township, Michigan 48808


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m Registration and Lunch  
11:00 p.m. Shot Gun Start   
  4:00 p.m. Program/Awards Reception

Download Registration Form here


All sponsors will receive recognition in marketing before and after the event, and in the E- newsletter.
General Hole Sponsor: $100   
Corporate Sponsorship:  Gold $1000.00, Silver $500.00 or Bronze $250.00 

 

Download Sponsorship Form here   

Ingham County Bar Association

P.O. Box 66

Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837

Phone: 517-627-3938        

Fax: 517-627-3950

info@inghambar.org



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