Member Update
Calendar of Events
July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

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
Location: Ingham County Bar Association
Time: 11:59 p.m.

Jan
26
Meet the Judges    Add to Calendar
Location: Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Time: 05:30pm

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
Location: Liederkranz Club Lansing
Time: 05:00pm

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ICBA Membership Dues

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Lawyers Table
 
 
Address : 333 S Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933
 
T he 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
October 4, 2016











November 1, 2016
Danon Goodrum-Garland,
Director, Professional Standards Division (SBM)

Nkrumah Johnson-Wynn,
Assistant General Counsel (SBM)

Robert Mathis,
Pro Bono Counsel (SBM) 


Judge Joyce Draganchuk
The Work of the 21st Century Practice Task Force.

State Bar of Michigan (SBM)








Business Court Presentation
 
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

 

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

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.

We will be meeting at the State Bar of Michigan Hudson Room, 306 Townsend St., Lansing, MI 48933 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

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

Oct 
20
12:00 p.m.
Nov 
17
12:00 p.m.
Jan 
19
12:00 p.m.
Feb
16
12:00 p.m.
Apr
20
12:00 p.m.

September 29th, 2016
at 5:30 p.m. - Social Event/Mixer, Beggar's Banquet in East Lansing

Free appetizer's will be served while they last. A cash bar is available.

Please join us for this wonderful networking opportunity and to kick back and mingle with your fellow litigators.  We will also be welcoming our new section co-chair, Holly Hicks.

RSVP's to me are appreciated, so that I have an idea how many will be attending, but are not required.

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.
 
 
 
Oct
25
12:00 p.m.
Nov 
15
12:00 p.m.
Dec 
20
12:00 p.m.
Jan 
17
12:00 p.m.
Feb 
21
12:00 p.m.
Mar 
21
12:00 p.m.
Apr 
18
12:00 p.m.
May
16
12:00 p.m.
Jun 
20
12:00 p.m.
 
Topics:
 
October 25, 2016 - Marketing with Social Media 
November 15, 2016 - Probate Register Update 
*December 20, 2016 -  TBA  
January 17, 2017 - The Basics of Basis 
February 21, 2017 - Probate Litigation Topics 
March 21, 2017 - A View from the Bench 
April 18, 2017 - Medicaid Updates 
May 16, 2017 - Legislative Topics and Updates 
**June 20, 2017 - TBA 
 
Tuesday December 20, 2016 - Will be our holiday lunch, Spartan Hall of Fame Café
** 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
 

 
 
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.
       
 
Topics:
September 23, 2016 - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Presentation by Jay Wagar

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 South Capitol, Lansing MI 48906, 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.




Register to Attend the 122nd Annual Dinner! Come for an excellent evening complete with a great meal and fellowship at the Radisson Hotel.

No phone reservations.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 72 hours prior to the event, less a $10.00 administration fee. Return completed forms with checks made payable to ICBA, P.O. Box 66, Grand Ledge MI 48837; Fax 517-627-3950; Phone 517-627-3938 * (No phone registrations) * Payment must be received to be considered registered.



Meet The Judges Event   Add To Calendar

Sixth Annual "Meet The Judges" Reception

Date / Thurs. Jan 26, 2017
Time / 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location /  Cooley Law School,  300 South Capitol, Lansing MI 48906, Lobby
Judges Invited / Michigan Supreme Court Justices, Michigan Court of Appeals Judges, Federal Judges, Local Judges, Administrative Law Judges, Tribal Judges, and Local Referees have been invited to attend.

Onsite registrations (day of event): Member $45.00, Non-member $65.00, Students $25.00 Names must be received 24 hours prior to the event, otherwise they will be treated as an on-site registrant and late fees will apply.

This special event is one of our most popular and will provide members of the legal community an opportunity to network with respected judges.

Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a bar with two beverage tickets will be provided. Capacity is limited so please be sure to register for this special event today!

Cancellations will be accepted up to 72 hours prior to the event, less a $10.00 administration fee. Return completed forms with checks made payable to ICBA, P.O. Box 66, Grand Ledge MI 48837; Fax 517-627-3950; Phone 517-627-3938 * (No phone registrations) * Payment must be received to be considered registered.




Annual Shrimp Dinner   Add To Calendar

Dinner served at 6:00 p.m.

Come and join your colleagues at this annual event where you will receive a fabulous meal cooked and served by local lawyers and Judges.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 72 hours prior to the event, less a $10.00 administration fee. Return completed forms with checks made payable to ICBA, P.O. Box 66, Grand Ledge MI 48837; Fax 517-627-3950; Phone 517-627-3938 * (No phone registrations) * Payment must be received to be considered registered.




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
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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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National Trial Advocacy Competition

The Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan is proud to host the National Trial Advocacy Competition. We would be honored to have your participation as a judge. The annual Competition will be hosted at the Ingham County Courthouse in Lansing. The preliminary rounds will be held November 4 and 5, 2016, with the semi-final and final rounds on November 6. Twelve teams from law schools across the country will participate in this year's competition. If you are able to help with this event, please register here.

Please contact Laura Kubit at lkubit@lakeshorelegalaid.org or (586) 216-5718. You may also contact Samantha Orvis at samantha.orvis@gmail.com or (810) 348-9465.



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Marijuana-What Every Lawyer  Must Know



The State Bar of Michigan's Marijuana Law Section is holding a fantastic and comprehensive conference in October. This is a must-attend conference!



Date:
October 21-23, 2016

Location: 
FireKeepers Casino Hotel, Ballrooms C and D, 11177 East Michigan Ave, Battle Creek

Register online or by mail form -
http://connect.michbar.org/marijuana/home

Agenda:
Download  

RSVP
by October 14, 2016

With Michigan's legalization of medical marijuana and legal changes occurring throughout the country, issues relating to marijuana now touch almost every area of law. The State Bar of Michigan Marijuana Law Section's first conference will provide information and updates that will benefit every lawyer, from seasoned litigators and government attorneys to corporate counsel and those just starting their practice. The weekend's formal agenda will cover a broad range of legal, medical, and scientific topics, presented by experts from Michigan and beyond.

The conference will also offer informal opportunities to socialize, share stories, and raise questions with colleagues and friends. Every Michigan lawyer whose clients might use medical marijuana or provide it to someone who does, or who own real property, drive a vehicle, pay taxes, employ others, manufacture or sell products, or who live or work in Michigan should plan to be there.

Please contact Mary Chartier at mary@alanechartier.com or 517.482.2000 with any questions. We all look forward to seeing you there!




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!


 
Executive Committee

President
Mark Kellogg
Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap PC
I mmediate Past President
Jason Hanselman
Dykema Gossett PLLC
President Elect
Jessica Fox
Nolan Thomsen & Villas PC
Mary Chartier
Vice President
Mary Chartier
Alane & Chartier PLC
Secretary
Charles Barbieri
Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
Treasurer
James Dalton
Willingham & Cote' PC


Contact Us
Address: P.O. Box 66, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Phone: 517-627-3938

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