New Lawyer Seminar

Annually, 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

Cathrine Wenger
6500 E. 14 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48092

Jeff May
1901 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48226

Joan Campau
Salvatore Prescott Porter & Porter
105 E. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167


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

Lauren Mandel
United States District Court
231 W Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48226

Sinead Redmond
1901 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48226