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Edward H. Rakow Luncheon with the Barbara J. Rom Award and Historical Society Presentation

November 27 @ 11:30 am

We invite you to the annual Edward H. Rakow Luncheon with the Barbara J. Rom Award and Historical Society Presentation   The Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its second luncheon in our annual Luncheon Series with the Rom/Rakow luncheon. Cost: FBA Members — $45; Non-members — $60; Law

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December 4 @ 8:30 am

Seminar for New Lawyers: Navigating Your Way in State & Federal Court. Please join us for the 43rd Annual New Lawyer Seminar where you will receive practice tips and real-world advice about law, procedure and strategy from Michigan’s top lawyers and judges. Cost for this TWO DAY seminar is only $125  (Please note:  No refunds

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BOOK CLUB EVENT: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

December 5 @ 12:00 pm

Please join the FBA Eastern District of Michigan’s Book Club Committee for an exciting discussion on EVICTED: POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY by Matthew Desmond.  This book won the Pulitzer Prize and was recognized by the New York Times as one of 2016’s “10 Best Books.” Cost is FREE for members and $10

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LUNCH Add-On for Book Club Event

December 5 @ 12:00 pm

If you would like LUNCH provided when attending the BOOK CLUB meeting, buy it here! Please make sure you register separately for the event itself, regardless of whether you want to purchase lunch. BUY YOUR LUNCH FOR BOOK CLUB EVENT BY CLICKING HERE

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2018 FBA Holiday Party

December 5 @ 5:00 pm

We hope you can join us at the beautifully renovated and historic Detroit Club to celebrate the season with colleagues, friends and members of our illustrious bench.  This is a wonderful opportunity to simply mingle, celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. When:    On Wednesday, December 5th 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: 

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Courtroom to Classroom

January 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am

The FBA’s Diversity Committee Presents: From Classroom to Courtroom On January 11, 2019, the Federal Bar Association’s Diversity Committee is pleased to offer Michigan’s law students a chance to turn classroom skills into a federal court practice. Students will hear from federal judges, observe court proceedings, and meet members of the Eastern District’s federal bar.

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Pro Se Clinic Fundraiser

February 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Please save the date!  More information to follow!

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Legal Ethics Seminar

February 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Please join the Legal Ethics committee for an informative seminar 12-1 on Feb 12th in the Detroit Room of the Levin Courthouse.  Details to follow.

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Sustaining Member Appreciation Event

March 21, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

This event is in appreciation for the vast support provided to our chapter of the FBA by our Sustaining Members. This event is for FBA Eastern District of Michigan Sustaining Members only and is sponsored by the Chapter and generously sponsored by the Miller Canfield Law Firm.  If attending, please park in the Miller Canfield adjacent

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April 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am

2018 LEONARD R. GILMAN AWARD LUNCHEON at the Atheneum Suites Hotel International Banquet & Conference Center, 400 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226 We invite you to join us in celebrating the ideals of excellence, professionalism, and commitment to public service embodied by Len Gilman and this year’s award recipient  and also to join us in the

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