Committees

New Lawyer Seminar

In December each year, not long after the results of the Michigan State Bar Examination are announced, the NLS Committee coordinates the Court’s en masse swearing-in ceremonies and sponsors a two-day “nuts and bolts/how to do it” seminar for new lawyers, designed to assist those recent graduates in understanding certain areas of substantive practice and the fundamental procedures followed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and in the state courts in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

The New Lawyers Seminar, the first such program in the USA, now in its 43rd year, utilizes a faculty that is composed of practicing attorneys, court personnel and judges who are well-qualified to present the subjects upon which they are asked to speak. As part of the Seminar, the Committee hosts a luncheon whichis held during the lunch break on the second day of the Seminar.

For more information or to assist with the Seminar, please contact:

Christine Dowhan-Bailey
c/o Federal Bar Association
PO Box 20759
Ferndale, MI 48220-0759
Phone: 734.624.7219
dowbaileycm@gmail.com

Cathrine Wenger
Meijer
2929 Walker Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49544
616.249.6461
cathrine.wenger@meijer.com

 

Grant P. Gilezan
Dykema Gossett
400 Renaissance Center, 35th Floor
Detroit, MI 48243-1669
Phone: 313.568.6789
ggilezan@dykama.com

Lauren Mandel
U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Michigan
600 Church St
Flint, MI  48502
810.341.7063
lauren_mandel@mied.uscourts.gov