OCBA U

Oakland County Bar Association presents

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HELPING NEW LAWYERS GROW THEIR CAREERS BY TEACHING THEM THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS THEY NEED

OCBA U offers two semesters of classes: "Practical Knowledge," a series of classes that covers the "nuts and bolts" of different areas of law, and "Court Rules," which is based on the former "Introduction to Practice" series and provides primers on best advocacy practices in various Oakland County courts according to the judges and court personnel who work there. All classes will be held at the OCBA Bar Center.

 

Practical Knowledge

Are you unsure which area of law to pursue? Thinking about adding an additional area of practice? Considering switching to a new practice area? Learn about "a day in the life" of attorneys practicing in different areas of law.

Criminal Law | Employee Benefits Law | Environmental Law | Family Law
Juvenile Law | Probate Law | Real Estate Law | Tax Law

Pre-registration is recommended. Seating is limited!

Members: $20 per class; walk-in rate is $30 per class. UPASS for all eight classes is $140.
Non-Members: $40 per class; walk-in rate is $60 per class.

 

Court Rules

Learn best advocacy practices from Oakland County Court personnel. Judicial staff attorneys cover pretrial matters and effective motion practice. Sitting judges discuss the do’s and don’ts of practicing in their courtrooms.

Oakland County Circuit Court: Civil Cases
Oakland County Circuit Court: Criminal Cases
Oakland County Family Court
Oakland County Probate Court

Pre-registration is recommended. Seating is limited!

Members: $40 per class; walk-in rate is $50 per class. UPASS for all four classes is $140.
Non-Members: $80 per class; walk-in rate is $100 per class.

 

Practical Knowledge Classes

September 8, 2016

Family Law (6:00-6:55 p.m.)
J. Matthew Catchick, Catchick Law P.C. and Lisa Stern, Hertz Schram P.C.
For more information and to register, click OCBA U Family Law.

Probate Law (7:00-7:55 p.m.)
Thomas E. F. Fabbri, Clark Hill PLC and Molly Giles, Prince Law Firm
For more information and to register, click OCBA U Probate Law.

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September 22, 2016

Juvenile Law (6:00-6:55 p.m.)
Christine Piatkowski, Christine Piatkowski P.L.C. and Melinda Deel, Melinda N. Deel PLLC
For more information and to register, click OCBA U Juvenile Law.

Criminal Law (7:00-7:55 p.m.)
J. Randall Secontine, Law Office of J. Randall Secontine and Emily Long, Long Law PLLC
For more information and to register, click OCBA U Criminal Law.

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October 13, 2016

Real Estate Law (6:00-6:55 p.m)
David G. Michael, Lipson Neilson and E. Joe Wloszek, Cummings, McClorey, Davis and Acho
For more information and to register, click OCBA U Real Estate Law.

Environmental Law (7:00-7:55 p.m.)
W. Richard Braun III, Collins Einhorn Farrell P.C. and Kyle Jones, FCA US LLC
For more information and to register, click OCBA U Environmental Law.

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October 27, 2016

Employee Benefits Law (6:00-6:55 p.m.)
Frederic W. Gregory II, Dickinson Wright PLLC and Roberta Granadier, Dickinson Wright PLLC
For more information and to register, click OCBA U Employee Benefits.

Tax Law (7:00-7:55 p.m.)
Alexander G. Domenicucci, Seyburn Kahn P.C.; Evan H. Kaploe, Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller PC; Jennifer Lynn Mayer, Attorney at Law; and Becky Pugliesi, Attorney at Law
For more information and to register, click OCBA U Tax Law.

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Court Rules Classes (all classes are 6:00-8:00 p.m.)

January 12, 2017

Oakland County Circuit Court - Civil Cases 
Judges Rae Lee Chabot, Shalina D. Kumar and Phyllis C. McMillen; and J. Scot Garrison, Staff Attorney to Hon. Rae Lee Chabot
For more information and to register, click OCBA U Civil Cases.

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February 9, 2017

Oakland County Circuit Court - Criminal Cases 
Judges Leo Bowman, Hala Jarbou, and Michael Warren; and Victoria King, Staff Attorney to Hon. Leo Bowman
For more information and to register, click OCBA U Criminal Cases.

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March 9, 2017

Oakland County Family Court
Judges Mary Ellen Brennan, Jeffrey S. Matis, and Karen McDonald; and Jacob Cunningham, Staff Attorney to Hon. Mary Ellen Brennan
For more information and to register, click OCBA U Family Court.

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April 13, 2017

Oakland County Probate Court
Judges Linda S. Hallmark, Daniel A. O’Brien and Kathleen A. Ryan; and Ryan Deel, Staff Attorney to Hon. Linda S. Hallmark
For more information and to register, click OCBA U Probate Court.

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