Ingham County Bar Association
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Calendar of Events
July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Board Meeting
August 12, 2015
7:30 a.m.
Awards Deadline
August 27, 2015
Board Meeting
October 14, 2015
7:30 a.m.
Ask A Lawyer
October 22, 2015
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Cooley Law School
Annual Dinner  
November 19, 2015
Crown Plaza
Board Meeting 
December 9, 2015 
7:30 a.m.
Top 5 Under 35 Awards deadline 
January 5, 2016
Meet the Judges 
January 7, 2016
Board Meeting 
February 10, 2016 
7:30 a.m.
Bench Bar
February 20, 2016 
Grady Porter Building  
7th Annual Barristers Night 
March 24, 2016 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. U Club
Board Meeting 
April 13, 2016 
7:30 a.m.
Board Election Deadline 
May 17, 2016 
5:00 p.m.
Annual Shrimp Dinner/Annual Meeting 
Lansing Liederkrantz 
May 18, 2016 - 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Board Meeting 
June - MTG/Location/Date TBA

ICBA Family Law Section Meetings

To RSVP for the Family Law Section Meetings, email Cynthia Harmon at

Family Law Section meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at noon.

ICBA Family Law Section Co-Chairs
Cynthia Harmon and Brook VanVuren-Hay
ICBA Bankruptcy Section Meetings
To RSVP for the Bankruptcy Section Meetings, email Patricia Scott at or call 517-371-8132.
The Bankruptcy section meets the fourth Thursday of the month at noon, with the exception of July (no meeting), November (meet on third Thursday), and December (no meeting).  

Bankruptcy Law Section Co-Chairs
Patricia Scott and Norm Witte

ICBA Probate and Trust Section Meetings

To RSVP for the Probate and Trust Section Meetings, email Marlaine Teahan at or Rosemary Buhl at

Probate and Trust Section meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon.

ICBA Probate and Trust Section Co-Chairs
Marline Teahan and Rosemary Buhl
ICBA Real Estate Section Meetings

To RSVP for the Real Estate Section Meetings, email Charles Barbieri at or Tracey Lackman at

Real Estate Section meetings will be held on the 4th Friday of the month at noon.

ICBA Real Estate Section Co-Chairs:
Charles Barbieri and Tracey Lackman
ICBA Criminal Law Section Meetings

To RSVP for the Real Estate Section Meetings, email Mary Chartier at or John Dewane at

Criminal Law Section meetings will be held on the 1st Friday of the month at 9:15 a.m.

ICBA Criminal Law Section Co-Chairs
Mary Chartier and John Dewane
ICBA List-serve

ICBA would also like to remind you that as a service to our members the ICBA has established a general list-serve. Please contact Josh Ard if you wish to sign up.

Use the following address/link to communicate with all in the list-serves (your email must be added to the list before the message you send will work):

ICBA YLS list-serve

ICBA - Young Lawyers Sections would also like to remind you that as a service to our members, the ICBA - YLS has established a general list-serve. Please contact Chris Wickman if you wish to sign up.


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ICBA - Young Lawyers Section

Board Meeting

First ICBA-YLS Board meeting of the new year on Wednesday, July 29th at 6:00 p.m. at my office at 2300 Jolly Oak Rd., Okemos, MI 48864 (open to all ICBA-YLS members).

Annual Lansing Lugnuts Game! 

This year we will be hosting our annual Lansing Lugnuts game event on Thursday, August 20, 2015. The game will start at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets for the event are $11.00 each.  Tickets include game admission only, concessions are available for purchase.

To purchase a ticket, please send the attached form with your $11.00 to Lindsay Dangl at 4572 S. Hagadorn, Ste 1A, East Lansing, MI 48823

We hope to see you there!
Sponsorship Packages

The Ingham County Bar Association invites you to sponsor the following events:

121st Annual Dinner

7th Annual Barristers Night

Annual Shrimp Dinner

5th Annual Meet the Judges Reception

Bench-Bar Conference

Or to get an even better deal, we suggest the Premium Sponsorship, which covers all of these events!

Deadline the Premium Sponsorship is September 15, 2015

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 Karen Poole if you are interested in being a member 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!
Other Legal Community Events
54 District Court Logo
Employment Opportunity: Court Officer / Law Clerk for Judge Hugh B. Clarke Jr.

Qualifications: Law school graduate required, preferably having passed the bar exam.
Starting Salary: $28,598 - $29,565

For a description of the duties and responsibilities of the position and information on how to apply, go to the 54-District Court's department webpage at

Email or for general inquiries about the position.

Ingham County Bar Association

P.O. Box 66

Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837

Phone: 517-627-3938

Fax: 517-627-3950