Annual Business Meeting
This event is offered in conjunction with the Bar's Annual Meeting
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.–Noon
Location: DeVos Place, Grand Rapids
Registration is requested to allow for proper facilities planning. Visit the Bar's Annual Meeting page for more details.
Elections of Council members and officers followed by a business meeting and program.
How Family Law Attorneys can Represent Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Fleeing Violence in their Home Countries.
There are opportunities for Michigan attorneys interested in providing assistance and/or pro bono representation for the urgent humanitarian situation of unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in their home countries.
Presented by: Veronica Thronson, Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic at MSU College of Law.
Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements
Cosponsored with ICLE
In person and live webcast available. On demand available October 2.
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 1:30–5:00 p.m.
Location: Inn at St. John's, Plymouth [Directions]
Register with ICLE
Since nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, many clients will benefit from the financial security that can result from a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Learn from leading practitioners how to draft a sound, enforceable agreement, how to modify the agreement, and how to skillfully litigate marital agreement disputes.
Winter Conference 2015
Dates: January 31–February 7, 2015
Location: Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Mayan, Mexico [website]
Registration Deadline: July 15, 2014
Named "The Top Beach" on the Travel Channel's "World's 10 Best Beaches"
Quite possibly the best kept secret in Mexico, Maroma Resort is a hideaway that is intent on preserving the ecology of its many acres of fine white sand beach and jungle—all the while taking individual service and luxury to unprecedented heights.
The advanced level seminar is taught by some of Michigan's finest family law attorneys.
Michigan Bar Journal—Family Law Issue
Saturday, March 8, 2014, Double Tree, Novi
Saturday, April 5, 2014, University Club, Lansing
Saturday, May 3, 2014, Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Saturday, June 7, 2014, Amway Hotel, Grand Rapids
All regular, monthly Council meetings start at 9:30 a.m. and are preceded by a breakfast buffet starting at 9:00 a.m. The Annual Meeting customarily starts at 9:00a.m., with breakfast buffet at 8:30 a.m. Family Law Section members who are not Council members are welcome at all Council meetings. However, if you know you are going to attend a meeting, kindly send an e-mail in advance so we are sure to have plenty of space and food. If a presenter or member wishes access to audio-video equipment let us know 7 days in advance.
James J. Harrington, Ill
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Why Join the Section? PDF by Liisa R. Speaker
There are many intricacies of family law that require an attorney who knows his way around the court room, the referee's office, the family law statutes, the court rules, and case law. Attorneys who practice any amount of family law should join the SBM Family Law Section. [Read the Full Article PDF]
Section Membership Application PDF
Calendar of Section Meetings & Events