New Lawyer Boot Camp

  • 07/11/2023
  • 07/18/2023
  • 2 sessions
  • 07/11/2023, 11:00 AM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 07/18/2023, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom and CAYMC


New Lawyer Boot Camp 

Tuesday, July 11, 11am-2pm Zoom Webinar 
 Tuesday, July 18, 9am-4pm Coleman A Young Municipal Center 

Join the Detroit Bar Association in this immersive 1.5-day workshop covering everything a new attorney practicing in Wayne County needs to know to hit the ground running.  

Tuesday, July 11th 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Zoom Webinar 

Will give a comprehensive overview of Wayne County courts and their respective divisions followed by the ins and outs of electronic filing. You will receive step by step instructions for how to file a case electronically accompanied by expert attorney advice and strategies for success.  

The half-day virtual workshop will conclude with a mindful self-care presentation from a member of the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program (LJAP). Topics will include the importance of setting healthy boundaries as you navigate the stresses of entering legal practice. You will receive practical advice for short-term and long-term wellness. 


  • Cynthia DePaulisDepartment Administrator to Civil/Family Court, Wayne County Clerk’s Office 
  • Tracey GilbertDepartment Administrator to Criminal Court
  • Thomas GrdenClinical Case Manager, Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program 
  • Candace JenkinsDepartment Administrator to Juvenile Court
  • Tami PalmerDirector of Case Processing, Third Circuit Court 
  • L. Pahl ZinnDickinson Wright 

    Tuesday, July 18th 9 a.m. - 4p.m. at CAYMC 

    Will be an in-person session including a tour of CAYMC and Phases of Litigation covering everything from discovery and depositions to juggling multiple hearings and introduction to trial practice. Experienced Detroit attorneys will lead you through the specifics of motion filing, discovery and depositions, successful trial practice, appeals, alternative dispute resolution and settlement conferences. 

    The day will also include a practical guide to interacting with the courts, judges, staff and Zoom hearing protocol. 


    • Sarah Gale-Barbantini, CURE Auto Insurance 
    • Aaron Burrell, Dickinson Wright 
    • Eric Conn, Jacobs & Diemer 
    • Chief Judge Patricia Perez Fresard, Third Circuit Court
    • Sue Stanczyk, Suzanne C. Stanczyk, PLLC 
    • L. Pahl Zinn, Dickinson Wright 

    Cost: $50 (includes both workshop sessions, lunch on July 18th and course materials) 

    You must be a Detroit Bar Association member to participate. Registration deadline June 27, 2023