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March 21 @ 11:00 am

Stay tuned for additional details. Online Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

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March 23 @ 3:00 pm

This event is a joint program of the national Federal Bar Association’s Civil Rights Law Section, the Eastern District of Michigan FBA Chapter, and the Michigan Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.  Speakers: Prof Alexander A. Reinert represented Javaid Iqbal in his lawsuit against John Ashcroft from the trial court through to SCOTUS. His

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Classroom to Courtroom: Honoring Diversity

March 27

The Federal Bar Association’s Diversity Committee is pleased to offer Michigan’s law students a chance to learn from federal judges, observe federal court proceedings, and meet members of the Eastern District’s federal bar. Come see how to turn classroom skills into a federal court practice.

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EDMI DIVERSITY COMMITTEE Special Event with Mr. Godfrey Dillard

March 28 @ 12:00 pm

The Diversity Committee is pleased to host Godfrey Dillard on March 28, 2018 to speak about his experience as an African-American civil rights activist.  Mr. Dillard is an all-state basketball player from Detroit, Michigan who was the second of two African-American players signed by Coach Roy Skinner to integrate the Vanderbilt University’s basketball team in

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The Leonard R. Gilman Award Due Date

March 30

Please submit nominations for this award to FBA Chapter Executive Director Mindy Herrmann at   fbamich@fbamich.org

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FBA Chapter Officers Meeting

April 17 @ 11:30 am View Event Details


April 24 @ 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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Law Day

The False Claims Act Today

May 2 @ 11:30 am

This CLE, hosted by the FBA Qui Tam Section and with support from the FBA E.D. Mich. Chapter, will provide a general overview of the FCA, a discussion of relevant Supreme Court Cases, practice tips, recent developments in 6th Circuit, and a panel discussion to provide diverse perspectives on FCA practice   Featuring:  Peter Caplan

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2018 Past Presidents’ Luncheon

May 10 @ 11:30 am

The following individuals have served as presidents of the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter. (*deceased) Hon. Fred W. Kaess* Fred W. Walker* Julius K. Kabatsky* Lawrence J. Verdier* Wallace D. Riley David H. Patton* David A. Goldman* Charles R. Rutherford Russell Paquette* Hon. George E. Woods* Norman H. Bimkrant* Arthur Allan Smith* John S. Crandall*

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