ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SECTION
The section hosts its ADR Conference virtually on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and is pleased to announce that its annual awards ceremony will return live on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. Registration in formation, news on upcoming events, past event materials, and the latest “The Michigan Dispute Resolution Journal” can be found at connect.michbar.org/adr/home.
ANTITRUST, FRANCHISING, AND TRADE REGULATION SECTION
The section hosts its fall forum and annual meeting on Oct. 6 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth starting at 5:30 p.m. The forum will focus on antitrust issues in transactions and franchising with speakers Cody Rockey of Dykema and Michael Cole of Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes. Please look for section e-blasts to sign up.
CANNABIS LAW SECTION
The section hosts its seventh annual conference from Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme. Join us for an informative program on cannabis law-related topics. A registration link is available through the ICLE website and on the section’s page. The section’s annual meeting will be held prior to the start of the conference at 4 p.m. on Sept. 29 and will feature votes on council positions and bylaw amendments.
FAMILY LAW SECTION
The section holds its next council meeting on Oct. 8 in beautiful northern Michigan. The exact location has yet to be determined, but it will be somewhere in Traverse City. Breakfast starts at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Contact Liisa Speaker at email@example.com for more information. We look forward to seeing many northern Michigan section members in October!
HEALTH CARE LAW SECTION
The section’s virtual annual meeting will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. The theme is “The Great Resignation in the Health Care Landscape and Its Impact.” There will be a presentation about avoiding NLRA violations and a second presentation on HIPAA compliance regarding reporting unauthorized access by former employees. For more details or to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INSURANCE AND INDEMNITY LAW SECTION
Thank you to all who came out for our business meeting and program presented by Chirco Title President Michael Luberto at the historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit on July 14! Plans are underway for our annual meeting in October, when we will hold elections for our council. If interested, please email us at email@example.com. For details on our next meeting and program, visit us on Facebook or at connect.michbar.org/insurance/home.
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW SECTION
The section remains engaged in issues impacting its members including amicus briefing and commenting on draft local rules. We are seeking articles for the January 2023 labor and employment law theme issue of the Michigan Bar Journal; contact Jim Hermon at firstname.lastname@example.org with submissions. At the section’s annual springboard event, Michigan judges joined more than 90 attendees to discuss the pandemic’s impact on the court system. Follow the section on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to learn about upcoming events.
The section filed an amicus brief with the Michigan Supreme Court on Rouch World LLC v. Department of Civil Rights. Subsequently, the Court ruled that the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity. Following Rouch and the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, the section held the following panels: “After Dobbs: LGBTQ+ Marriages, Parenting, and Reproductive Health Care Access in Michigan” and “The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the Future of Queer Rights in Michigan.”
The section’s 2022 annual meeting will be held at Zehnder’s Splash Village in Frankenmuth. Meeting highlights include a Sept. 23 evening networking event either at a brewery or a wine-tasting; the Sept. 24 morning business meeting; and a presentation by Kathy Munoz on learning how to determine your value/skills, asking for raises and benefits increases, and what to do if you do not receive your value. A second speaker will discuss tips and tricks for manipulating PDFs.
REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION
Register for the Real Property Law Academy II at the J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids on Sept. 20-21, and at MSU Management Education Center in Troy on May 10-11, 2023. Attendance at Academy I is not required to attend Academy II, but an Academy I program is available for purchase; watch for the link on the section’s website. Firm discounts are available. To register or learn more about the Academy II, visit na.eventscloud.com/rplsaii22.
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY SECTION
With great sadness, the section says goodbye to a wonderful person and kind friend, Clarence Dass. He was a truly great man who treated his courtroom opponents with magnanimity and life’s hardships with a smile. Clarence, you are missed. Section members, please save the date for this year’s annual meeting on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8:30 a.m. in Detroit. Details will be emailed to you directly.
SENIOR LAWYERS SECTION
New officers and council members were elected in February and meet monthly, with all section members invited to attend the sessions. All standing committees have been repopulated and are working on their plans. The section has partnered with the State Bar of Michigan SOLACE program. We are seeking volunteers to lead renewal of the “Mentor” publication. Finally, the section annual meeting and elections are set for Sept. 30.
SOCIAL SECURITY SECTION
The section seminar is scheduled for Sept. 23 at the Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center in Livonia. Learn about common challenges and leading practices in SSD law. Speakers will include federal court magistrates. The annual section meeting will also take place at that time. Look for the registration link on the section website.
SOLO AND SMALL FIRM SECTION
At its annual meeting and awards ceremony on June 16, the section revived some prior awards and created new awards. The Pauli Murray New Solo Award was given to five deserving section members in practice for less than three years, eight members were awarded the Section Chair Continuous Education Scholarship, three members were presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award, and two members were awarded the Annual Lifetime Award.