The Legal Assistants Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host its Annual Day of Education on Friday, May 5. The event, which takes place at the State Bar offices in Lansing, features a noontime ceremony in recognition of Legal Assistants Day and a keynote address by State Bar of Michigan Executive Director John T. Berry.
A full day of educational activities follows the keynote speech, beginning with a presentation led by Jeanette Buttrey, an instructor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and member of the Cooley Legal Authors Society, titled “Legal Writing in Plain English II.”
Breakout sessions in the areas of bankruptcy and litigation are scheduled. Among the topics of discussion in the litigation track are presentations on securities law by attorney Joseph Spiegel; identity theft by attorney Mark Koerner; and attorneys Goeffrey Seidlein and Michael Woodworth discussing eminent domain.
Seminars featured in the bankruptcy track include Consumer Credit Management co-founder Brian Kaye and associates Jill Stoinski and Rachel Hood discussing credit counseling as it relates to bankruptcy; paralegals representing the areas of creditor’s law, trustee law and debtor’s law leading a panel discussion on recent changes in bankruptcy laws; and a presentation by attorney Stuart Gold titled “10 Things Every Legal Assistant Needs to Know about Bankruptcy under the New Bankruptcy Laws.”
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and includes a continental breakfast. An hour-long networking lunch takes place at noon, and classes end at 4 p.m.. The cost of attending the event is $55 for members, $65 for non-members, and $35 for students. Registration ends Wednesday, April 26.