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Young Lawyers Section on SBM Connect

The Young Lawyers Section has launched a new website and interactive online community for its members—SBM Connect. This private community will enhance the way we communicate and build relationships through the Section. Log in to SBM Connect today and see what the buzz is all about!

  • ACCESS to archived seminar materials and the Inter Alia newsletter
  • FIND upcoming Section events
  • NETWORK via a comprehensive member directory
  • SHARE knowledge and resources in the member-only library
  • PARTICIPATE in focused discussion groups

SBM Connect will eventually replace the current section website. Both websites will run concurrently to allow you time to discover the new tools and features available to members.


Think Fast! Boot Camp for New Lawyers

Date: November 22, 2014
Time: 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Go Comedy! Improv Theatre, 261 E. Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Register: online or by mail/fax form PDF

Many new lawyers are extremely nervous their first few times in court. As a result, they tend to over-prepare. The downfall to over-preparation is that new lawyers are not prepared for unexpected answers or statements from clients and witnesses. They are completely thrown off if things don’t go exactly as anticipated. This visibly shakes confidence.

For this event, an instructor will teach a three hour workshop in two parts. The first half will focus on teamwork, trust and learning to “fail.” (I.e. not getting the anticipated ruling.) The second half focuses on a concept that improv actors call “yes, and…” This is an idea based on dealing any response as though it is workable, even if it seems impossible.

Limited to First 25 People to Register




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