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My Reflections on Time as a “Young Lawyer” Back when I passed the bar in 2011, I didn’t know a single lawyer in the State of Michigan. That was a problem because I was told that I needed a Michigan lawyer to move for/sponsor my admission as an attorney before... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2022 at Inter Alia
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On May 7, 2021, in partnership with Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and Georgia Justice Project, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (“ABA YLD") facilitated a Record Restriction/Expungement Clinic as part of YLD’s annual public service project. This year, that project, as led by the YLD Public Service Team,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2022 at Inter Alia
On January 20, 2022, we were honored to have estate planning attorney, Mara Kent, speak on the importance of estate planning for young lawyers. The biggest takeaway was that no matter how young we are or how little we’ve accumulated so far, having an estate plan is crucial on both... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2022 at Inter Alia
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Estate Planning for Young Lawyers Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2022 at Inter Alia
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On January 19, 2022, the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section, Ingham County Bar Association, and the Ingham County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section co-hosted a virtual presentation called, “Young Lawyers and Wealth Management.” Presenting was Mr. Gregory Friddell – a wealth management specialist at the Azar Glaser Group... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2022 at Inter Alia
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The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) proudly announces Oliver Howell as the 2021 winner of the Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. The award is named for Regeana Myrick, who passed away in 1997. It is presented at the YLS Summit to a young lawyer in Michigan who has demonstrated many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2021 at Inter Alia
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On Friday, May 21st, from 12-1pm, Disability Law Group together with the State Bar of Michigan-Young Lawyers Section hosted a free VIRTUAL event open to the public: Free Legal Aid & Resource Clinic. This event was free to the public, and brought together local attorneys and non-profit organizations, as well... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2021 at Inter Alia
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On March 18, 2021, the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section and the Ingham County Bar Association partnered to host, “Being a Counselor to Your Client: Recognizing Mental Health and Referring to Treatment” via Zoom. As an attorney, our job is often to research the law, advise the client... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Inter Alia
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"But now, I've come to the conclusion that the "dynamite behind the door" was in plain sight. It was trump himself. The oversized personality." - Bob Woodward in his book, Rage I beg your pardon. This inquiry is directed to me regarding the legality and underlying intent of Donald Trump's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2021 at Inter Alia
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Probably by now it is safe to say, we’re all getting “Zoomed out.” So in the spirit of last week’s blurb, here are eight quick and simple ideas for beating Zoom fatigue. Make at least one day a week a “Zoom-free” zone. You say you are already taking one day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Inter Alia
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Let’s see a quick show of hands. Who is stressed? Who is busy? Forget the nice expression “Zoom fatigue,” who is Just. Over Zoom. Period.? If the answer is yes to one or more questions, you’re not alone. But chances are, you neither have the time or energy to read... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at Inter Alia
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As a follow up to a posting a couple weeks ago, I indicated there would be a second article detailing what not to do at mediation. Scott Brinkmeyer was one of the speakers who presented during the joint webinar on 2/18/21 between the ADR Section and the YLS. Read on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2021 at Inter Alia
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As previewed on Facebook, SBM YLS is excited to bring you an in-depth interview with American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) Chair-Elect, Choi Portis. Read on to learn about how she got involved and her upcoming plans for the Division! How long have you been involved in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at Inter Alia
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On February 18, 2021, the ADR Section and YLS came together for a joint webinar concerning effective advocacy at mediation. As many know, mediation may be the closest a client gets to “having their day in court.” For various types of cases, the end result is often in some form... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at Inter Alia
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As you have probably learned by now, No-Fault law in Michigan as we knew it changed drastically in 2019. The original law was enacted back in 1973 under Governor William Milliken. The No-Fault system evolved over time with many interpretations of the law and guiding authority provided by the courts.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at Inter Alia
“Taxation without representation” a political slogan that gained notoriety in the early period of American History that expressed the grievances of citizens required to pay taxes without any say in the government. For people of color, that right to vote and have a say did not come until 1965 and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at Inter Alia
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During this week's post, we have the opportunity the catch up with Darnell Barton, the newest addition to YLS Council in District II! Read on to learn more about him. Current place of employment? Former Wayne County Prosecutor, just left to start "Barton Law PLLC" law firm Law school? UNT... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Inter Alia
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We are back this this week welcoming Fawzeih Daher to District II! We are excited to have her on YLS Council. Keep reading to learn more about her. Current place of employment? Collins Einhorn Farrell PC Law school? Wayne State University Law School Objectives/goals related to your new position as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at Inter Alia
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In this week's post, we learn some “fast facts” about new council member Kristin Fernandez, who represents District II. We’re glad to have Kristin on SBM Council! Where are you currently employed? Collins Einhorn & Farrell, P.C. Where did you attend law school? Detroit Mercy Law. What objectives/goals do you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at Inter Alia
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On December 2, 2020, the Young Lawyers Section co-sponsored a Zoom-based webinar with the Administrative and Regulatory Law Section on presenting cases before administrative law judges. The event featured the Director of the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules (MOAHR), Suzanne Sonneborn as well as three administrative law judges:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2021 at Inter Alia
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Donald Trump needs a course in deontology. Of all the public servants, the President of the United States is the most important. He or she should render loyal and disinterested service to the Nation. Citizens should praise the President when he has done right and blame him when he has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2021 at Inter Alia
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Families are the foundation of our societies. The very nuclei on which communities are shaped and fueled. In today’s world, the concept of family has evolved and takes several forms, all of which are valid and valuable. Whether the family is comprised of two parents, one parent, blended families, adoptive... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2021 at Inter Alia
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Last week, we featured Jacquelyn as one of our newest members on Council. This week, we have the pleasure of presenting Miriam (who is also new and represents District III) with her informational interview below. Welcome Miriam! Where are you currently employed? Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach, Buiteweg, & Solomon, P.C.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2020 at Inter Alia
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SBM YLS is excited to introduce Jacquelyn Babinski as one of our newest Council Members, representing District III! In order to get to know a bit more about Jacquelyn, we held a virtual interview, which can be found here: Where are you currently employed? Babinski Law, PLLC (private practice in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at Inter Alia
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Long gone are the days where the terms “A.I.” or “Artificial Intelligence” seem like terms from the far future. The future is here. A.I. is being used in everything from the practice of law to medicine and the education of today’s children. Employers are even using it in order to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2020 at Inter Alia