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Calendar Of Events
July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
Dec
09
Board Meeting
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Jan
05
Top 5 Under 35 Awards deadline
Jan
07
Meet The Judges
Feb
10
Board Meeting
Time: 7:30 a.m.

Feb
20
Bench Bar
Location: Grady Porter Building

Mar
24
7th Annual Barristers Night
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Location: U Club

April
13
Board Meeting
Time: 7:30 a.m.

May
17
Board Election Deadline
Time: 5:00 p.m.
May
18
Annual Shrimp Dinner/Annual Meeting
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Lansing Liederkrantz 
June
TBA
Board Meeting

Member Directory
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Calling for Nominations!
The 7th Annual Barristers Night is an opportunity for the Bench and Bar to come together and recognize the recipients of the Top 5 Under 35 Awards. The awards are given annually to five (5) members of the Ingham County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section. Recipients are recognized for their talents, skills, professionalism, and civility in the practice of law.
Lawyer's Table


Address: 333 S Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933

The Lawyer's Table will be an informal lunch gathering for all Mid-Michigan attorneys.  The purpose is to get to know each other informally. 

The Table will meet weekly on Tuesday's at the Crafty Palate located on the corner of Kalamazoo and S. Washington (where the Mediterann used to operate).
 
Once a month on the first Tuesday at noon we will have a "Focus Guest".  This will be a senior attorney from varied disciplines who will be asked to share stories and antidotes about their careers. The first "Focus" will be on Dec. 1st.

To RSVP for the Lawyer's Table Meetings with a focused guest, email Jamie White at forum@whitelawpllc.com.


Calendar of Events

Date
Presenter
Subject
December 1, 2015Judge Clinton Canady III
Learn More on Judge Clinton Canady III
Circuit Court

January 5, 2016John Sier
Learn More on John Sier
Drone Law

February 2, 2016Roberta Gubbins
Learn More on Roberta Gubbins
Marketing Your Practice
March 1, 2016Barry Grant CPA/CFF
Learn More on Barry Grant
Economic Damages
April 5, 2016Tom Woods
Learn More on Tom Woods
Receivership


This is a collaborative effort between:
Ingham County Bar Association
Ingham Bar Foundation
ICBA Young Lawyer's Section
Mid-Michigan Woman's Lawyer Association.
Davis Dunnings Law Association.

Buy your own lunch and we will reserve space in the private room at the restaurant.
 
ICBA Litigation Section Meetings - Speakers Needed
Luncheon meeting topics:

- Potential upcoming rule changes and the effect on litigators. 
- Case evaluation tips and tricks.  
- Mediation tips and tricks. 
- Judgment collection tips and tricks.  
- Deposition prep and execution. 
- General tips and tricks including suggested concurrence procedure, use of admissions, and voir dire.  
- Changes to Court of Claims litigation. 

If your are interested in speaking on one of these topics please contact Sandra Lake at slake@hallmatsonlaw.com or 517-853-2929.
ICBA Employment/Labor Law Section Meetings - TBA
Dear Ingham County Bar Association Member,
 
Please accept this invitation to join the ICBA Labor and Employment Law Section. There is no charge for membership in this section.
 
The purpose of the section is to promote collegiality, networking and education regarding labor and employment law issues.
 
If you are interested in joining please respond to this email, indicating at the bottom of this email your areas of interest in the labor and employment field. It will help in developing programming.
 
Thank you. I look forward to meeting you at our first meeting which I anticipate will be in mid-October.
 
Very Truly Yours,
James K. Fett 

For more information, contact James K. Fett at attys@fettlaw.com
ICBA Family Law Section Meetings
To RSVP for the Family Law Section Meetings, Brooke VanBuren-Hay at bvbrunner@gmail.com

Location: WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 300 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

December 17, 2015  Noon - 1:00p.m.
"Ten Things Family Law Attorneys Should Know About QDROs" presented by Bob Treat from QDRO Express. NOTE NEW LOCATION: State Bar of Michigan, Hudson Room.

January 20, 2016  Noon - 1:00p.m.
"Finding Hidden Financial Assets" presented by Michelle Gallagher, CPA from Gallagher, Flintoff & Klein, PLC. NOTE NEW LOCATION: State Bar of Michigan, Hudson Room.

Food and beverage provided.

Please RSVP Brooke VanBuren-Hay at bvbrunner@gmail.com

ICBA Family Law Section Co-Chairs
Jennipher Martinez and Brooke VanBuren-Hay
ICBA Bankruptcy Law Section Meetings
To RSVP for the Bankruptcy Section Meetings, email Patricia Scott at pscott@fosterswift.com 
or call (517) 371-8132.
 
The Bankruptcy section meets the fourth Thursday of the month at noon.

Location: Western University Cooley Law School (new red brick building) Room 835 - 300 S. Capitol Ave

Please RSVP to Patricia Scott at pscott@fosterswift.com
 
Bankruptcy Law Section Co-Chairs
Patricia Scott and Norm Witte
ICBA Probate and Trust Section Meetings 
Location: WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Room 911)
300 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48901

Probate and Trust Section meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12 noon
to 1:00 p.m. at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.
 
 
RSVP (to eat) must be provided by noon on November 13th. (I'd prefer an RSVP on Facebook (see below) but you may respond by email this month.)


FACEBOOK PAGE - PLEASE JOIN
We have a new Facebook page. Please go to Facebook and search for "ICBA Probate & Trust Law Section".  Ask to join and please RSVP for lunch.  We hope to streamline our RSVP's and minimize emails.  Please let me know if you are NOT on Facebook.

LUNCH SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE
A few lunch sponsorships are available for the Spring.  More information at our next meeting.  You may sponsor an entire lunch, 1/2 or 1/4 lunch. We will publicize your firm's contribution and allow you to say a few words about your firm at the meeting. Depending on number of attendees, cost will be $350-400 for a full lunch sponsorship.

Dec
15
Holiday Networking Lunch - location TBD
Jan
19
"2016 Tax Update", Presented by Greg Walthorn and Katie Hamilton, Plante Moran, PC. - Note: Room Change - Room 835
Plante Moran will be proudly sponsoring the lunch for this event
Feb
16
"Modification and Termination of Irrevocable Trusts" Presented by Christine Savage, The Lowe Law Firm, PC
Mar
15
"View from the Bench", Presented by the Honorable Thomas Byerley, Chief Judge, Eaton County Probate Court - Note: Room Change - Room 835

Apr
19
"Estate Planning in the Era of Portability and High Exclusion Amounts" Presented by Doug Mielock, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC
May
17
"Same Sex Marriage Issues, Where Are We Now?", Presented by Bradley Vauter, Bradley Vauter & Associates, PC
Jun
21
Networking Lunch - location TBD
 
ICBA Probate and Trust Section Co-Chairs
Marlaine Teahan and Rosemary Buhl
ICBA Real Estate Section Meetings 
To RSVP for the Real Estate Section Meetings, email Charles Barbieri at CBarbieri@fosterswift.com or Tracey Lackman at tllackman@loomislaw.com 
 
Real Estate Section meetings will be held at WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School at noon.
They all will be held at Cooley Center, 9th Floor, 911 DE Conference Room. 

Upcoming Event Dates:
November 19, 2015 at noon, Cooley 9th Floor, Room 911

The topic of purchase agreements from a buyer's and seller's perspective.  In the meantime, I am handing out a summary of certain 2015-2016 legislative bills that pertain to real estate which you may want to consider. Click here for the Summary Real Estate legislation

Dec
17
Jan
28
Feb
25
Mar
31
Apr
28
May
26

ICBA Real Estate Section Co-Chairs:
Charles Barbieri and Tracey Lackman
ICBA Criminal Law Section Meetings
To RSVP for the Criminal Law Section Meetings, email reception@alanechartier.com

The Ingham County Bar Association's Criminal Law Section is hosting a roundtable discussion on Friday, January 8, 2016, at 12:15 p.m. on Representation Agreements, Fees, and Collections. We will be meeting at the State Bar of Michigan, 306 Townsend St., Lansing, MI 48933, Rooms 1 and 2 for approximately one hour and a half. This is a roundtable discussion on a topic that is critical to all attorneys.

This is a great opportunity for all attorneys, experienced and new, to ask and get answers to questions about representation agreements, setting fees, and collecting them.

If anyone would like to share representation agreements, please feel free to email them when you RSVP. This can be done anonymously if you'd like - just take off your firm name. Before the event, we'll email them to everyone who has RSVP'd for a review and comments at the session.

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, 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).

We hope to see you there!

Mary Chartier and John Dewane
ICBA Criminal Law Section Co-Chairpersons



NEW - 2016 Criminal Law Section Meeting Dates!

Jan
08
12:15 p.m.
Feb
05
9:15 a.m.
Mar
04
9:15 a.m.
Apri
08
9:15 a.m.
May
06
9:15 a.m.
June
03
9:15 a.m.
Sept
09
9:15 a.m.
Oct
07
9:15 a.m.
Nov
04
9:15 a.m.
Dec
02
9:15 a.m.
ICBA - Young Lawyers Section

Mentor-Mentee Opportunities

Fellow ICBA-YLS Members,

I am writing to inform the ICBA-YLS Members that the ICBA-YLS Membership Outreach Committee is working with the ICBA Mentoring Committee to pair interested newer attorneys with experienced attorneys to cultivate mentoring relationships that best serve the legal community and the parties involved. These relationships may be brief or continue on for an extended period of time - the mentor and mentee are best equipped to make this decision. I would like to hear from our membership and connect compatible attorneys for these mentoring relationships. Please reply to this post with the area of law that interests you, so we can place you with an attorney in that field; furthermore, I would even suggest providing other interests, hobbies, or skills, so we could connect with others based on another mutual interest. You are also free to contact me at reidfelsing@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Reid Felsing



Resources
 
To access the ICBA-YLS Google Drive which is currently being populated with many pieces of helpful information, visit https://goo.gl/PgD0nW 
 
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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Sponsorship Packages

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

7th Annual Barristers Night
Annual Shrimp Dinner
5th Annual Meet the Judges Reception
Bench-Bar Conference
as of 11-10-2015


Sixty-Minute Mentoring is Looking for You!

Greetings Future Mentors and Mentees,

 

As you may know, the Ingham County Bar Association has a mentoring program that pairs interested newer attorneys with experienced attorneys to try and develop mentoring relationships that best serve the legal community and the parties involved. These relationships may be brief or continue on for an extended period of time - the mentor and mentee are best equipped to make this decision.

 

As Chairperson of the Mentoring Committee, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in being a mentor or if you are a newer attorney in need of a mentor. Please let me know your practice areas so that we can try to make the best match.

 

Thank you for continuing to support the Ingham County Bar Association!

 

Mary Chartier

mary@alanechartier.com

 

Other Legal Community Events

Ingham County Circuit Court
30th Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 40771
Lansing, MI 48901-7971
Telephone: (517) 483-6500


Notice Of Closing

November 30, 2015 

The 30th Circuit Court will close the Offices of the Clerk of the Court at the Veterans Memorial Courthouse in Lansing and the County Courthouse in Mason on Thursday and Friday, December 10 and 11, 2015, so that employees can conduct a pending inventory.   
 
While the 30th Circuit Court Clerk's Office will be closed, emergency matters will be handled by calling (517) 483-6508 or (517) 483-6504 from any location or 6508 or 6504 from the courtesy phone located in the Circuit Court Clerk's Office lobby of the Veterans Memorial Courthouse.
 
Pleadings and other filings that must be filed on December 10 or 11 can be placed in the drop box located in the lobby of the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at the Veterans Memorial Courthouse from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days the offices are closed.  The Clerk of the Court will stamp all filings placed in the drop box with the date in which they were placed in the drop box. 


Executive Committee
 
President
Liisa Speaker Immediate Past President 
Mark Kellogg President Elect 
Jessica Fox Vice President 
James Dalton Secretary 
Mary Chartier Treasurer
 
 
 
 
Ingham County Bar Association
P.O. Box 66
Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837
Phone: (517) 627-3938
Fax: (517) 627-3950
 
 
 
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