SBM Real Property Law Section to Host Summer Conference July 10-13, 2019 at Boyne Mountain

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The State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section (RPLS) will host its 2019 Summer Conference, "Great Lakes, Great Times: Michigan Real Estate from the Mountaintop,” from July 10-13, 2019 at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI.

The conference begins Thursday with an expert panel discussion of public-private partnerships (sometimes referred to as “P3”). Thursday’s and Friday’s workshops will address marijuana and real estate, short-term rentals, online auctions, shopping center debt considerations, workouts and foreclosures, and technology. There will also be an update on recent Michigan legislation and court opinions, as well as 12 interactive roundtable discussions on a variety of topics such as subleasing, amendments to the marketable title act, opportunity zones, liquor licensing, and 1031 exchanges.

Of course no summer conference would be complete without a full array of recreational and social activities, beginning with a cocktail reception on Wednesday evening. A golf scramble is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, followed by a cocktail reception and the traditional Section dinner. The evening will end with family entertainment – a chance to have fun and win lots of prizes with Trivia Night. Finally, the Saturday morning session will conclude with a special presentation by former United States Congressman and Michigan lawyer David Trott.

Registration is FREE for Real Property Law Section members who are also first-time attendees. Prior to May 31st, the registration fee is $325 for Real Property Law Section members and $375 for non-section members. After May 31, the registration fee is $385 for Real Property Law Section members and $430 for non-section members. Members of the Young Lawyers Section can register for $100 both before and after May 31. More information and registration forms can be found on the SBM website at http://connect.michbar.org/realproperty/events/summerconf

For more information about the conference, contact Karen Schwartz at rplsks@gmail.com. For more information on upcoming RPLS events, become a fan of the section on Facebook by visiting facebook.com/RPLSMI.

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12th Annual SBM Young Lawyers Section Summit

NetworkingDate: May 17-18, 2019
Location: MotorCity Casino & Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: $45; Register by May 14, 2019
Register online

The 12th Annual Young Lawyers Section Summit is a gathering of the state's young attorneys in celebration of camaraderie and education. The event will include a host of practical skills sessions, basic law overviews, and plenty of networking. The Summit is also when the section presents its Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

Accommodations: A block of rooms have been reserved at the MotorCity Casino & Hotel. Contact the hotel at (866) 782-9622 or online and use group code "051719MYLS" by May 3, 2019, to get the discounted rate.

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Workers' Compensation Section Annual Meeting & Summer Conference

WorkersDates: June 13–14, 2019
Location: Hotel Indigo, 263 W Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City
Register: online or by mail form
Registration deadline is June 8, 2019

Costs: Section members—attending Friday Annual Meeting (9:00 a.m.–noon)—FREE; Section member or attorneys—$50 (Includes both meetings, cocktail networking reception [2 drink tickets], Hall of Fame Ceremony and dinner, and Friday breakfast buffet); guest of attorney registration for Hall of Fame Ceremony—$40 (Includes cocktail networking reception [2 drink tickets], Hall of Fame Ceremony and dinner, and Friday breakfast buffet); and children under 16 years of age attending Hall of Fame Ceremony—$10

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Volunteer to Serve on a State Bar Committee Today

Note: Complete the application before May 31 in any web browser except Internet Explorer. The application is not fully functional in Internet Explorer.

CommitteeYou are invited to apply to serve in one of the many volunteer opportunities offered by the State Bar of Michigan. We offer short-term, fast-moving opportunities to serve on innovative work groups and longer-term, more in-depth opportunities to serve on traditional standing committees. The streamlined volunteer application process will help you quickly identify the right opportunity to help us continue to advance our core mission of promoting the professionalism of lawyers; advocating for an open, fair, and accessible justice system; and providing services to members that enable them to best serve clients.

Please include your resume or CV and links to your online professional bio and social media sites to help us find the perfect fit for you. Please note that in order to serve as a volunteer, the State Bar requires you to have an email address on record. If you have questions, email sbmcommittees@michbar.org or call (517) 346-6330 during regular business hours. If you are a current committee member and have any questions, contact your staff liaison. Find out more about SBM committees and work groups. View an invitation from SBM President-Elect Dennis Barnes to serve as a volunteer.

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Social Security Lawyers Section Summer Seminar

SocialsecurityDates: June 16–18, 2019
Location: Boyne Mountain Resort, 1 Boyne Mountain Rd, Boyne Falls
Cost: Section Members & Guests—$100 each; Non-Section Members & Guests—$150 each; and Law Students & Guests—$100 each
Register: online or mail form

Registration deadline is June 12, 2019

The summer seminar features several speakers who have been featured at national NOSSCR conventions, including the leading expert on questioning vocational experts in the country. Practitioners at all levels will improve their skills if they attend. The registration fee includes real meal choice for breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and don’t miss the kickoff party on Sunday evening.

Hotel Information—Book Your Hotel Room Today!
Book a room online, or call central reservations at (800) 462-6963 and ask for the Social Security Section of the State Bar of Michigan to receive the discounted rate. Please note that after the cut-off date of May 17, 2019, attendees will have to call central reservations and ask for the Social Security Section of the State Bar of Michigan to book their reservations, based on availability.

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2019 SBM Election Information

VoteThe State Bar Election Notice for the 2019 elections, including nominating petitions, can be found in the March Michigan Bar Journal, beginning on page 54. Petitions found in the Bar Journal may be used to submit your name for one of the leadership roles at the State Bar of Michigan or Judicial Tenure Commission. Nominating petitions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2019.

Michigan lawyers are advised that the following elections will be held in June 2019:

  • A statewide election for a non-judicial member of the Judicial Tenure Commission
  • Elections for the members of the Representative Assembly in 39 judicial circuits
  • Elections for members of the Board of Commissioners in five commissioner districts
  • Elections for members of the Young Lawyers Section Executive Council in three districts

Electronic ballots will be distributed no later than June 1, 2019, and lawyers without an email address on file will receive a ballot in the mail. Ballots must be received postmarked or completed online no later than June 15, 2019.

If you have questions, contact Marge Bossenbery, mbossenbery@michbar.org or Carrie Sharlow, csharlow@michbar.org.

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2019 SBM Election Information

VoteThe State Bar Election Notice for the 2019 elections, including nominating petitions, can be found in the March Michigan Bar Journal, beginning on page 54. Petitions found in the Bar Journal may be used to submit your name for one of the leadership roles at the State Bar of Michigan or Judicial Tenure Commission. Nominating petitions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2019.

Michigan lawyers are advised that the following elections will be held in June 2019:

  • A statewide election for a non-judicial member of the Judicial Tenure Commission
  • Elections for the members of the Representative Assembly in 39 judicial circuits
  • Elections for members of the Board of Commissioners in five commissioner districts
  • Elections for members of the Young Lawyers Section Executive Council in three districts

Electronic ballots will be distributed no later than June 1, 2019, and lawyers without an email address on file will receive a ballot in the mail. Ballots must be received postmarked or completed online no later than June 15, 2019.

If you have questions, contact Marge Bossenbery, mbossenbery@michbar.org or Carrie Sharlow, csharlow@michbar.org.

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Modest Means Program Needs Panel Members

Lrs (2)The State Bar of Michigan Modest Means program faces a critical shortage of attorney panel members for family law referrals, particularly in divorce and child custody matters. Since the inception of the program one year ago, more than 600 modest means applications have been received and approved. The program, which operates through the SBM Lawyer Referral Service, is aimed at bridging the access to justice gap for the “missing middle”—people who don’t qualify for legal aid but cannot afford the market rate for legal services. Those in households with income less than 250% of the federal poverty level are eligible for services in the program. For those clients with incomes under 200% of the poverty level, your legal services will count toward the State Bar’s Voluntary Pro Bono Standard, and all panel members are exempted from the usual 10% remittance fee to the Lawyer Referral Service. Practice areas are limited to domestic/family law and Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but other practice areas will be added soon. More information on becoming a Modest Means panel member.

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2019 April Resource Directory Now Available

The 2019 essential Resource Directory is now available. The directory includes:

  • Comprehensive contact information for courts (information not readily available in one place)
  • Michigan state government contact information
  • Local government contact information
  • Lawyer associations contact information
  • Classified legal services advertising marketplace

If you opted to receive the printed Michigan Bar Journal April issue, you will receive a portable print version by mail. A digital version of the Resource Directory is also available online. You can order extra print copies of the 2019 Resource Directory here.

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