Law Day Luncheon & Award Ceremony

Date: May 3, 2019
Time:
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Location:
Holiday Inn Muskegon-Harbor 939 3rd St., Muskegon

MCBA grants generous scholarships to area high school seniors, cash and other prizes for other students, and cash gifts for teachers’ use in the classroom are awarded at our Law Day Luncheon, the winning entries are shared with attendees. We also recognize various community members with the presentation of several awards. 

Honoring students, their teachers, and outstanding citizens is an important part of our Law Day festivities, and we hope to see a large number of MCBA members in attendance to show support for these activities!

  • When making your reservation, please provide your name and contact information
  • There will be a check-in table at the luncheon, and we want to ensure your name is on the guest list.  Thank you for your help with this!
  • Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 24, to Belinda Barbier at:

Belinda Barbier, Attorney at Law
296 W Clay AV
Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 722-9474
belindabarbier@yahoo.com


Ottawa County Domestic Law Summit 2019

The Ottawa County Domestic Law Summit is open for registration.  If you replied to the save the date email and did not receive a reply then you are not registered.  Please register with the link above.

Date: Monday, June 3, 2019
Location: Fillmore Complex in West Olive

Check-in will begin at 12:30pm, and presentations will begin at 1pm.
The agenda will be published in the coming weeks.

Lunch & Handouts: We are not able to serve lunch at this event. We will have light snacks (pretzels, cheeses, crackers, fruit, water, coffee, etc.) available at check-in and during a brief intermission.  Handouts will be made available via email 1–2 days ahead of time to all registered attendees; we will not be providing hard copies at the event.


Ottawa County Bar Association’s Annual Law Day Dinner

You’re invited to the Ottawa County Bar Association’s Annual Law Day Dinner, featuring special guest and keynote speaker, Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth T. Clement. You do NOT need to be an Ottawa County Bar Association Member to attend this dinner.

Date: Monday, April 29, 2019
Time: Social Hour at 5:30 and Dinner at 6:00 p.m.              
Location: Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, 2157 S. Shore Dr., Macatawa (Holland), MI
Cost:  $35 per attorney

RSVP Today!


Law Day—Your Help is Needed!

The Law Day Committee is asking for help from members of the MCBA to act as sponsors for this year’s Law Day. The MCBA needs your assistance to continue the highly worthwhile cause of generous scholarships, cash and other prizes for other students, and cash gifts for teachers’ use in the classroom all awarded at our annual Law Day luncheon.

We also recognize various community members with the presentation of several awards. Honoring students, their teachers, and outstanding citizens is an important part of our Law Day festivities, and we hope that you can help us. All sponsors will be acknowledged in the printed program at the Law Day event.

Ways you can help:

  • • $50 individual donation.
  • • $150 for a firm of 3+ attorneys.
  • • $200 for your firm’s logo, plus the option to put an item of your choice in the contestant’s goody bags.

You are invited to the MCBA Law Day Ceremony & Luncheon held on May 3, 2019, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the Muskegon Holiday Inn. If you can help us, please contact:

Belinda A. Barbier
296 W Clay Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440-1202
(231) 722-9474
belindabarbier@yahoo.com


NALS of Michigan--58th Annual Meeting and Educational Conference

April 25-28, 2019
Delta Marriott, Kalamazoo
More Information/Register


Golden Apple Award & Liberty Bell Community Leadership Award

Each year, MCBA sponsors a Law Day event to focus attention on the importance of the legal system. In conjunction with Law Day, MCBA also sponsors the Golden Apple Award and the Liberty Bell Award, which will be awarded to community members at our annual Law Day Luncheon. We are asking for your help by seeking nominations for these awards. This year’s luncheon will be held Friday, May 3 at the Muskegon Holiday Inn.

Thank you for your help in recognizing important members of our community! --Belinda Barbier, Law Day 2019 Co-Chair

Golden Apple Award

  • • Nominations may be received from teachers, students, school administrators, or any other interested person.
  • • The winner of the award, the winner’s spouse, and the winner’s school principal will be invited to join us for lunch, and the Law Day program at the Muskegon Holiday Inn. In addition, the winning teacher will receive a $500 classroom grant from the Muskegon County Bar Association.
  • • Please send nominations no later than Friday, April 19, 2019, to:
  • Ms. Kristyn Gilmore
    Law Office of Kristyn Gilmore PLLC
    PO Box 317
    Fruitport, MI 49414-0317
    (231) 719-5286
    kgilmorelaw@gmail.com

Liberty Bell Award

  • • This award recognizes individuals that go above and beyond by giving their personal time and efforts to make our community a better place to live.
  • • Please send nominations no later than Friday, April 19, 2019, to:

Law Day Awards & Scholarship Documents for all Muskegon County Students

Complete information is attached. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding Law Day awards and qualifications.

Muskegon County 3, 4, 5 Grade Student Art Contest
Please submit all student artwork no later than April 19, 2019 to:

  • Ms. Rachel L. Terpstra
    Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy
    281 Seminole, 2nd Floor Muskegon, MI 49444
    (231) 747-7160; rachel@ggmtlaw.com

Muskegon County 6, 7, 8 Grade Student Essay Contest
Please submit all student essays no later than April 19, 2019 to:

  • Ms. Samantha J. Jonas
    Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office
    990 Terrace Street, 5th Floor Muskegon, MI 49442
    (231) 724-6382; jonassa@co.muskegon.mi.us

Muskegon County 9-11 Grade Student Speech Contest
Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. April 19, 2019 to:

  • Ms. Jenny McNeill
    Muskegon County Family Court
    990 Terrace, 3rd Floor
    Muskegon, MI 49442
    (231) 724-6203; freesma@musekgoncounty.net

Muskegon County Senior Student Speech Contest
Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. April 19, 2019 to:

  • Ms. Jenny McNeill
    Muskegon County Family Court
    990 Terrace, 3rd Floor
    Muskegon, MI 49442
    (231) 724-6203; freesma@muskegoncounty.net

Lunch & Learn Series

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Location: Muskegon Area Transit System (MATS) Building, 2624 6th Street, Muskegon Hts.

Please be our guest for lunch and enjoy a lively discussion with the Muskegon County 60th District Court judges. RSVP to Manda Mitteer at (231) 724-6585 and mitterma@muskegoncounty.net no later than Monday, March 11.

Along with your RSVP please provide a question, comment, or topic that you would like to have the district court judges address.

  • • Annual dues cover the cost of your attendance at MCBA meetings including your meal.
  • • Kindly note that if you RSVP but are unable to attend, please notify us promptly to avoid receiving an invoice for the cost of your meal. This policy has been adopted to avoid incurring unnecessary expense for association members.

Paralegal or Legal Assistant Open Position

Busy plaintiff’s personal injury law firm looking to add full-time paralegal or legal assistant. Pay and possible benefits based upon experience. Please email resume to michelle@wminjurylaw.com or mail/drop off to West Michigan Injury Lawyers at 380 W. Western, Suite 101, Muskegon, MI 49440.


Recovery Court Referral Form

Please find attached, for your convenience, a current Muskegon County Recovery Court Referral Form in PDF format.


60th District Court Announcement

The 60th District Court bench wishes to communicate to the local bar association that misdemeanor criminal pre-trial hearings, felony probable cause conferences, and general civil pretrial conferences must take place at the date and time set by court, unless the assigned judge has approved otherwise.

The court has noticed an increase in the number of ‘informal’ or ‘by phone’ pretrial conferences taking place. This practice makes it more cumbersome for the court to ensure that both parties have received notice of trial dates and has resulted in litigants and counsel failing to appear for trial on those cases where a pretrial was not conducted in-person.

District Court magistrates and clerks will no longer be accepting any pretrial forms/statements that simply note that the pretrial or probable cause conference was conducted ‘by phone,’ without authorization from the assigned judge.


Open Position: Staff Attorney-Legal Aid of Western Michigan-Muskegon Office

The Muskegon office handles cases in Muskegon, Lake, Mason, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola counties. Complete information is attached in PDF format.

Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to:

Rachael Koeson, Executive Assistant, LAWM
rkoeson@legalaidwestmich.net
25 Division Avenue South, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49503