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Barbara Rom Award Nominations Due

October 27

Please submit award nominations for the Barbara Rom Award for Bankruptcy Excellence to FBA Chapter Executive Director Mindy Herrmann at:  fbamich@fbamich.org

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NLS Planning Conference Call

November 1 @ 1:00 pm

For those on the NLS Committee, please join the call between 1-2 pm. Dial-In: 866-455-2044 Access Code: 313-568-6789

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November 10 View Event Details

Current Issues in Immigration Law: Detention, “Sanctuary Cities” and the “Travel Ban”

November 10 @ 8:00 am

Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School presents a day-long conference on Current Issues in Immigration Law: Detention, “Sanctuary Cities” and the “Travel Ban” Levin Center logo Friday, Nov. 10 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, open to the public Advance registration required CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Speakers Top scholars and leaders from

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November 14 @ 11:30 am

The annual joint luncheon of the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter and the Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be held on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 beginning at 11:30a.m., at the Historic Westin Book Cadillac Hotel on Washington Blvd in downtown Detroit. The program will feature: Presentation

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FBA Committee Co-Chair and Executive Board Meeting

November 21 @ 12:00 pm View Event Details


December 5 @ 8:30 am

Seminar for New Lawyers: Navigating Your Way in State & Federal Court. Receive practice tips and real-world advice about law, procedure and strategy from Michigan’s top lawyers and judges. Cost for the two-day seminar is only $125  (Please note:  No refunds provided for cancellations after November 28, 2017 ).  Registration fee includes presentation materials, luncheon, thumb

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FBA Chapter Holiday Party

December 6 @ 5:30 pm

Check back soon for online registration The Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Chapter Holiday Party Wednesday, December 6th 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Location: TBD Hors d’oeuvres Cash Bar Business Attire Jazz Performed By: TBD Event Co-Chairs:  Thomas W. Cranmer, Elisa Angeli Palizzi and Jeffrey Sadowski Members: $45; Non-Members: $60; Clerks: $40 RSVP BY NOVEMBER

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BOOK CLUB GATHERING: A discussion on the book “Leading Yourself First”

December 12 @ 12:00 pm

Our next book selection is “Leading Yourself First”.  The co-author, 6th Circuit Judge Ray Kethledge, will be joining us in person to help lead the discussion.  The event is FREE, however there will be a $10 charge non Chapter members and a $10 fee (bring to the event) for lunch.  Members should email Mindy Herrmann at

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FBA Chapter Officers Meeting

December 19 @ 11:30 am View Event Details