ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SECTION
The ADR Section recently hosted its annual conference, meeting, and awards ceremony. Section officers for 2022-2023 are Chair Ed Pappas, Chair-elect Jennifer Grieco, Secretary Larry Saylor, Treasurer James Darden III, and members at large Hon. Christopher Yates, Lisa Okasinki, and Nakisha Chaney. Congratulations to our award winners: Lee Hornberger (Distinguished Service); Belinda Dulin (Nanci S. Klein Award); Greg Conyers (Diversity and Inclusion); Lisa Timmons (Hero of ADR); and Betty R. Widgeon (George N. Bashara Jr. Award).
ANTITRUST, FRANCHISING, AND TRADE REGULATION SECTION
The Antitrust, Franchising, and Trade Regulation Section is hosting a lunch and learn on Zoom on Dec. 1. The event’s focus is “Hot Topics in Franchise Accounting” with speakers from the Plante Moran consumer goods practice including Lisa Plonka, Dean Feenstra, Matt Keigher, Dipti Vaishnav, Isaac Saint John, Kevin Corbeil, and Jamie Deibel. Please look for e-blasts to sign up.
APPELLATE PRACTICE SECTION
The section’s annual meeting was held on Sept. 22, where members elected the following officers for 2022-2023: Chair Joe Richotte, Chair-elect Jonathan Koch, Secretary Beth Wittmann, and Treasurer Jacquelyn Klima. The section council thanks outgoing chair Stephanie Simon Morita for her years of service as an officer of the section and Ann Sherman for her service as the outgoing treasurer.
BUSINESS LAW SECTION
The section congratulates Mark High, recipient of the 2022 Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business Lawyer Award. Mark was honored during the section’s annual meeting on Oct. 7. Join us at our next council meeting on Dec. 1. Learn about upcoming section events at connect.michbar.org/businesslaw/home.
CHILDREN’S LAW SECTION
The Children’s Law Section held its annual meeting on Sept. 22. Terina Carte was elected chair and Josh Pease as chair-elect, and the section council welcomed Hon. Tina Yost Johnson and Steven Heisler as new members. Two scholarships were awarded in the amount of $2,500 each to third-year law students at Michigan State University and the University of Detroit Mercy.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SECTION
The section’s annual meeting and program were held on Oct. 4. Welcome to Scott Sinkwitts, our 2022-2023 section chair! The annual joint conference is Nov. 9 at the Lansing Community College West Campus. Detailed event information and past event materials are available at connect.michbar.org/envlaw.
GOVERNMENT LAW SECTION
The Government Law Section recently elected its new officers and welcomed the addition of three new members to the council. The section is planning its upcoming winter seminar, which will be held on Feb. 17, 2023, and will address election-related issues affecting local governments. Registration information will be available in January. Please save the date; we hope to see you there!
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SECTION
On Sept. 14, the section held a youngevent at Bowlero in Royal Oak. We have been having one live event a month for several months. We hope to see you at the Dec. 8 holiday party at Birmingham Country Club, and the section’s annual midwinter meeting is Jan. 20, 2023, at the Detroit Athletic Club. For more information on section activities, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
As part of its annual meeting, the Litigation Section elected the following members to its executive board for 2022: Chair Edward Perdue, Vice chair Joel Bryant, Secretary Anthony Kochis, and Treasurer Andrew Stevens. Elected as members at large to the section’s governing council were James Lockwood, Nashara Peart, and Alexander S. Rusek.
REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION
Please join us for Real Estate Outlook 2023 on Nov. 10 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Dr. Eric Scorsone, director of the MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy, will provide insight into the current economic environment, its effect on Michigan’s economy, and the potential opportunities it presents. Roundtable discussions on various topics with experienced attorneys will follow. Breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. with the program starting at 8 a.m. Register.
SOCIAL SECURITY SECTION
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