Upcoming events

    • 11/27/2018
    • 12/17/2019
    • 14 sessions
    • 645 Griswold 13th Floor, Detroit, MI 48226

    The Detroit Legal Services Clinic provides information and advice from volunteer attorneys in the areas of: Divorce, Child Support, Domestic Relations Issues, Expungements, Self-Representation, General Civil Law. 


    Penobscot Building
    13th Floor, Smart Detroit Conference Rooms
    645 Griswold
    Detroit, MI 48226


    Noon-3 p.m. on the Tuesday dates listed. 

    For more information, please contact Mary Kovari at mkovari@detroitlawyer.org or (313) 961-6120, ext. 206.


    • 09/10/2019

    Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP will host their 3rd annual Autolex: Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum on September 10, 2019 in Detroit at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. This one-day forum will focus on the disruptive changes occurring in the automobile industry as autonomous vehicles become a reality. Attendees will hear from some of the top in-house and law firm automobile lawyers discussing litigation, IP, insurance, and transactional issues.

    Get solutions to the top challenges facing the autonomous vehicle legal industry:

    • Regulations (or lack thereof)
    • Allocation of risk/safety/insurance
    • Developing industrywide performance standards
    • Uncertainties around autonomous business models
    • Entry of non-traditional competitors
    • Defending against the enforcement of SEPs, particularly relating to communication standardsG

    The Detroit Bar Association is an Association Partner sponsor of this event.

    • 09/26/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Coleman A Young Municipal Center, 13th Floor Auditorium, 2 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48226
    Presented by the Third Circuit Court - Civil Division and Detroit Bar Association

    Thursday, September 26, 2019

    • Robert F. Riley: Making the Most of Facilitation – How attorneys and judges can maximize the benefits of facilitation
    • Ron Sangster and Wayne Miller: Michigan No Fault Reform – The impact of recent amendments on the Bench and Bar

    Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Auditorium
    2 Woodward Avenue
    13th Floor (“City Side”)
    Detroit, MI 48226

    11:30 a.m. Registration/Networking/Lunch
    12:30 p.m. Program begins 
    2:00 p.m. Adjourn

    Cost: $20 for attorney members of the Detroit Bar; $30 for non-member attorneys. Judicial officers and law students may attend free if they pre-register.

    For questions, please contact Darlene Trudell dtrudell@detroitlawyer.org.

    • 10/23/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sacred Hart Major Seminary, 2701 Chicago Blvd., Detroit

    For more information, visit massforcommerce.org or call 313 596-7430.

    • 11/14/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Detroit Yacht Club

    Join us in honoring Hon. Denise Page Hood, Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, at the 15th Annual Dennis W. Archer Public Service Award Gala.

    November 14, 2019
    Detroit Yacht Club
    6:00 – 9:00 pm

    Archer Award winners all have one thing in common – each is an attorney or jurist who exemplifies the ideal of the law as public service. Proceeds will fund free legal clinics and community outreach programs.

    Get your name out to over 26,000+ lawyers in metropolitan Detroit. 400+ attendees will be gathering for an evening of networking, excellent food and celebrating with Judge Hood. Download sponsorship form (pdf).

    For information, please contact Darlene Trudell at dtrudell@detroitlawyer.org or 313-961-6120, ext. 201.


    Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

Past events

08/15/2019 Private Tour of "I'm with the Band"
08/06/2019 Receiverships Racing Forward – What’s Around the Next Curve?
07/24/2019 2019 Summer Breeze and Law Clerk Party
06/20/2019 "Raising the Bar" 2019 Annual Meeting
05/15/2019 Legal Scholars Call for Submissions
05/08/2019 Auto IP USA 2019
04/25/2019 Barristers Spring Bash 2019
03/28/2019 Celebrating Our Diverse Bar
03/18/2019 Book Club
03/12/2019 Eviction Summit
03/05/2019 2019 Mardi Gras in the "D" Membership Mixer
02/25/2019 Bench-Bar Conference: New Civil Discovery Rules and Resources
01/22/2019 2019 Inn of Court
01/15/2019 Joint Debtor and Creditor Rights Mixer at the Jolly Pumpkin in Royal Oak
11/29/2018 2018 Jingle Mingle Holiday Celebration
11/08/2018 14th Annual Dennis W. Archer Public Service Award Gala
10/26/2018 2018 Business Court Bench Bar Conference
10/25/2018 Civil Rights Section Event
10/17/2018 25th Annual Mass for Commerce
10/10/2018 Membership Composite Unveiling
10/03/2018 2018 Night Out with Bench & Bar
09/25/2018 106th Annual Red Mass
09/25/2018 MIP/BM Autolex: Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum
07/18/2018 2018 Summer Breeze and Law Clerk Party
06/20/2018 "Raising the Bar" 2018 Annual Meeting
06/08/2018 3rd Circuit Court/Detroit Bar Association Bench-Bar Luncheon
06/04/2018 Barristers Board Meeting
05/28/2018 Admission Ceremony - May 2018
05/16/2018 Debtor-Creditor Rights Section Inaugural Happy Hour Event: Alternatives for Distressed Companies
05/15/2018 Legal Scholar Submissions Due
05/07/2018 Barristers Bar Review
05/02/2018 Law Day
04/25/2018 Fish & Game Section Caucus Club Meeting
04/19/2018 Barristers Spring Bash 2018
04/12/2018 Detroit Bar Board of Directors Meeting
04/12/2018 Detroit Bar Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting
04/05/2018 Hunting & Fishing Section Meeting
03/22/2018 Celebrating Our Diverse Bar
03/21/2018 Spring Law School Membership Mixer
03/19/2018 Inn of Court Meeting
03/15/2018 Third Circuit Lunch
02/13/2018 2018 Mardi Gras in the "D" Membership Mixer
01/24/2018 3rd Circuit Court/Detroit Bar Association Bench-Bar Luncheon
11/30/2017 2017 Jingle Mingle Holiday Celebration
11/16/2017 13th Annual Dennis W. Archer Public Service Award Gala
11/09/2017 Business/Commercial Litigation Section Formational Meeting
11/02/2017 Debtor and Creditor Rights Section Organizational Meeting
10/27/2017 3rd Circuit Court/Detroit Bar Bench/Bar Discussion Focusing on No-Fault/Auto Neg
10/25/2017 The Fighting Irish of Detroit Book Signing & Networking Event
10/20/2017 Business Court Bench Bar Conference
10/05/2017 Night Out with Bench & Bar
10/04/2017 Estate Planning Section Informational Meeting
07/21/2017 3rd Circuit Court Luncheon and Post-Covenant Bench/Bar Conference
07/19/2017 2017 Summer Breeze and Law Clerk Party
06/21/2017 "Raising the Bar" Annual Meeting
06/15/2017 No Fault Section Meeting
05/24/2017 May 2017 Admission Ceremony