Member Update
Calendar of Events

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017


Sept
15
Past Presidents' Reception   Add to Calendar
Location: Dykema Gossett PLLC


Oct
12
Board Meeting   Add to Calendar
Location: Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap PC
Time: 7:30 a.m.

Oct
13
Ask a Lawyer   Add to Calendar
Location: WS/Cooley Law School
Time:  4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Nov
17
ICBA 122nd Annual Dinner   Add to Calendar
Location: Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Dec
07
Board Meeting   Add to Calendar
Location: Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap PC
Time: 7:30 a.m.

Jan
03
Top 5 Under 35 Awards Deadline   Add to Calendar




Jan
26
Meet the Judges   Add to Calendar




Feb
07
Board Meeting   Add to Calendar
Location: Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap PC
Time: 7:30 a.m.

Mar
23
8th Annual Barristers Night   Add to Calendar
Location: U Club
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Apr
12
Board Meeting   Add to Calendar
Location: Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap PC
Time: 7:30 a.m.

May
17
Annual Meeting/Shrimp Dinner   Add to Calendar




Award Nominations
Nomination Deadline - August 27, 2016
Now Accepting Nominations for the Following Awards:



Deadline for award nominations is August 27, 2016

Awards will be presented at the 122nd Annual Dinner,

Thursday, November 17, 2016

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
Member Directory

Are you listed in the ICBA online member directory? Visit our member directory to check and update your profile. If not, give us a call at (517) 627-3938
Attention Members!
ICBA Membership Dues


Take note: you can now renew your membership dues online at InghamBar.org! Login into the website and click "Membership Renewal" on the left sidebar.
Lawyers Table
 
 
Address: 333 S Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933
 
The Lawyer's Table is a FREE  informal lunch gathering for all Mid-Michigan attorneys.  The purpose is to get to know each other informally.  Attendees will be responsible for purchasing their own lunch.  
 
The Lawyer's Table will meet on the first Tuesday at noon, at the Crafty Palate located on the corner of Kalamazoo and S. Washington (where the Mediterann used to operate). 



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
September 6, 2016
Jason Harris 
Legal Marketing Myths and Understand the Legal Consumer Today 
October 4, 2016Danon Goodrum-Garland,

Director, Professional Standards Division (SBM)



Nkrumah Johnson-Wynn,

Assistant General Counsel (SBM)



Robert Mathis,

Pro Bono Counsel (SBM) 
The Work of the 21st Century Practice Task Force.



State Bar of Michigan (SBM)
 
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 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: WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Room 911) 

300 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48901


Sep
22
12:00 p.m.
Oct
27
12:00 p.m.

Nov
17
12:00 p.m.

Jan
26
12:00 p.m.

Feb
23
12:00 p.m.

Mar
23
12:00 p.m.

Apr
27
12:00 p.m.

May
25
12:00 p.m.

Jun
22
12:00 p.m.

Aug
24
12:00 p.m.

Sept
28
12:00 p.m.

Oct
26
12:00 p.m.

Nov
16
12:00 p.m.



Take Note: Our Bankruptcy  Section Meeting scheduled for August 25th has been cancelled. Our Next Meeting will be on September 22, 2016, Room 911, with Judge Gregg as our presenter.


Please RSVP to Patricia Scott at pscott@fosterswift.com



ICBA Bankruptcy Law Section Co-Chairs

Patricia Scott and Norm Witte

ICBA Criminal Law Section Meetings

We will be meeting at the State Bar of Michigan, 306 Townsend St., Lansing, MI 48933, Rooms 1 and 2



To RSVP for the Criminal Law Section Meetings,
email reception@alanechartier.com



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 Criminal Law Section Co-Chairs

Mary Chartier and John J. Dewane
ICBA Employment/Labor Law Section Meetings

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.
 
Very Truly Yours,

James K. Fett
 
For more information, contact James K. Fett at attys@fettlaw.com 
ICBA Family Law Section Meetings

We will see you in the fall with a new line up of interesting topics and speakers.  Please feel free to contact either of us with suggestions of topics.  



ICBA Family Section Co-Chairs,

Brooke VanBuren-Hay JD, PHD Bvbrunner@gmail.com and Jennipher Martinez JD 
ICBA Immigration Section

The first Immigration Section meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at the State Bar of Michigan, Hudson Room, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.  The address is 306 Townsend St, Lansing, MI 48933.  You are more than welcome to bring your lunch, as food will not be provided.   This is a free meeting, open to anyone that is interested in immigration law.
 
To RSVP for this meeting please email Melissa Indish at indishm@stvcc.org .


Programming and meetings are still being developed, but in order to better serve our community please consider taking the time to complete this short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K5LPMRD


ICBA Immigration Section Co-Chairs

Melissa Indish indishm@stvcc.org and Azin Arbab Arbablaw@gmail.com
ICBA Litigation Section Meetings - Speakers Needed

We will see you in the fall with a new line up of interesting topics and speakers.  Please feel free to contact either of us with suggestions of topics. 



Sandra Lake at slake@hallmatsonlaw.com or Holly Hicks at hhicks@hallmatsonlaw.com



ICBA Litigation Section Co-Chairs

Sandra Lake and Holly Hicks
ICBA Probate and Trust Section Meetings 

Location: WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Room 911)

300 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48901


Click Here to RSVP or email Rosemary Buhl directly at Rbuhl@BLLHlaw.com


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 us know if you are NOT on Facebook.

Sept

20
11:30 a.m.
Oct
18
11:30 a.m.
Nov

15
11:30 a.m.
Dec

20
11:30 a.m.
Jan

17
11:30 a.m.
Feb

21
11:30 a.m.
Mar

21
11:30 a.m.
Apr

18
11:30 a.m.
May
16
11:30 a.m.
Jun

20
11:30 a.m.


** Tuesday December 20, 2016 - Will be our holiday lunch, venue TBD
** Tuesday June 20, 2017 - Will be a networking event, venue TBD



ICBA Probate and Trust Section Co-Chairs
Rosemary Buhl & Sally Babbitt
ICBA Real Estate Section Meetings 

Location: WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Room 911) 
300 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48901


Sept

23
12:00 p.m.
Oct
28
12:00 p.m.
Nov

18
12:00 p.m.
Dec

16
12:00 p.m.
Jan

27
12:00 p.m.
Feb

24
12:00 p.m.
Mar

24
12:00 p.m.
Apr

28
12:00 p.m.
May
26
12:00 p.m.
Jun

23
12:00 p.m.








 
 
ICBA Real Estate Section Co-Chairs
Charles Barbieri CBarbieri@fosterswift.com and John Roy Castillo 
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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

 

Upcoming Events

Ingham County Bar Association


Ask A Lawyer Event  Add To Calendar


We need volunteers to attend this event.

Please contact Lizzie Mills with your area of practice HMills@fsbrlaw.com



Date / Thurs. Oct 13, 2016

Time / 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location / Cooley Law School, 300 S.Capitol Ave, Lansing, Room 407

Who's Invited / Members of the Community 



The purpose of this event is to provide citizens of our community with access to an attorney for a free consultation of up to 30 minutes on a variety of legal issues, including: bankruptcy, family law, criminal law, social security disability, estate planning, unemployment, employment, workers' compensation, landlord-tenant, and foreclosure.



Young Lawyers Section

Ingham County Bar Association
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 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.






ICBA Young Lawyers President


Jacquelyn A. Dupler - jackiedupler@sinasdramis.com


Other Legal Community
News & Events



54-A District Court  
124 W. Michigan Ave., 6th Floor City Hall, Lansing, MI 48933



Use of Cell Phones In Courtrooms Prohibited


All cell phones or other portable electronic devices shall be turned off when in any courtroom.  No photographs may be taken inside any courtroom without the permission of the court.  No photographs may be taken of any jurors or witness.  No text message shall be sent or received.



Any exception to the prohibition of cell phone use in a courtroom must be expressly authorized by the court.  In the event that an individual is allowed to have a cell phone on in the courtroom, the phone must be silenced, and the individual shall not initiate or answer any calls while the court is in session.



Failure to comply with this Order may result in a fine, incarceration, or both for contempt of court.






Lawyer Referral Application



Please take note that the Ingham County Bar Association does not do Lawyer Referrals. If you need to use this service provided by the State Bar of Michigan, please call them at 
(800) 968-0738 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to speak with a lawyer referral representative or you can use the links below.






If you are a member of the ICBA and are not receiving your complimentary Legal News newspaper, please email Mary Steinmetz at mary@legalnews.com to request your complimentary copy.






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2016 NALS Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series


Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: State Bar of Michigan 306 Townsend Street Lansing, MI 48933
Cost: (Lunch is not included)


Entire Series: $30 Member $45 Non-Member 
Individual Sessions: $15 Members $20 Non-Members


1) September 7, 2016 - Mediation 
Doug Van Epps, Michigan Supreme Court Office of Dispute Resolution Greta Trice, Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan


2) September 14, 2016 - Law Practice Management
Diane Ebersole, Member & Communication Services Division, State Bar of Michigan


3) September 21, 2016 - Legal Writing Skills
Professor Mark Cooney, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School








Save The Date
ICBF 13th Annual Memorial Golf Classic


Date: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Location: Hawk Hallow Golf Course


The 2016 golf event was a fantastic success! Thank you to everyone who supported the event through volunteering, sponsoring or participating!







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Phone: 517-627-3938


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