Appellate Practice Section to Host Panel Discussion

The Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host its Annual Meeting and Educational Program from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 in conjunction with the SBM Annual Meeting at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

The business meeting will take place from 1:00-1:45 p.m. and the educational program from 2-4 p.m. The educational program will consist of a panel discussion, “Stay of Execution: Protecting the Client Pending Appeal,” and will be moderated by Gaëtan Gerville-Réache, a partner in the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP and chair-elect of the Appellate Practice Section. Panelists include Hon. Elizabeth L. Gleicher, Michigan Court of Appeals Second District judge; Hon. Christopher P. Yates, Kent County Circuit Court judge focusing on a specialized business docket; Hon. Mark A. Feyen, Ottawa County Probate Court chief judge; Daniel Huckabay, Commercial Surety Bond Agency appeal bond specialist; and Liisa Speaker, Speaker Law Firm PLLC appellate attorney. They will tackle hard questions such as whether bias toward bonds is a mistake and how courts should decide what security (if any) is necessary.

There is no cost to attend the business meeting or educational program. Registration is requested. To register online, visit For more information, visit, or contact Gaëtan Gerville-Réache at or (616) 752-2207.