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.


    • 01/14/2019
    • 05/13/2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Coleman A. Young Municipal Building 2 Woodward, Suite 1207 (Court side) Detroit, MI 48226

    The Work-Life Balance Section announces its 2019 Book Club schedule. Become part of a group of thought-provoking Detroit Bar lawyers who informally meet to discuss great books.

    To join, please go to your member profile and select Book Club under My Groups. For questions, or if you have trouble joining online, please contact Chris Collamar at ccollamar@detroitlawyer.org or 313-285-9738 or Co-Chair Erika Butler at erika@butlerdavispllc.com.

    LOCATION:  Detroit Bar Lawyers Lounge, 2 Woodward, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 12th Floor, 3rd Circuit Court side.


    TIME:  12:00 pm


    • March  18, 2019: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik     
    • May 13, 2019: Becoming by Michelle Obama


    • 01/22/2019
    • 05/20/2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Miller Canfield, 150 W. Jefferson Ave., 25th Floor, Board Room, Detroit

    The IOC season will start with a special kickoff program on January 22, 2019 and take place in Detroit.  The meetings are February 19, March 18, April 15 and May 20. The Inn of Court runs from January 2019 through June 2019 (Third Monday of the month) beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Miller Canfield, 150 W. Jefferson Ave., 25th Floor, Board Room, Detroit.

    • Judges – free
    • Master - $75.00
    • Associate/Barrister - $50.00
    • Law Clerks - $25.00
    • 02/25/2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Coleman A Young Municipal Center, 13th Floor Auditorium, 2 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48226
    Presented by the Third Circuit Court and Detroit Bar Association

    February 25, 2019

    Panel of Speakers:
    • Moderator: Hon. Patricia Perez Fresard
    • Hon. Lita M. Popke – Proposed changes to discovery rules
    • Hon. Leslie Kim Smith – Responding to changes in discovery rules
    • Hon. William J. Giovan – Discovery Mediation Program

    Resolve to advocate more effectively in 2019 – start the year right by hearing valuable updates and insights straight from the Civil Bench!

    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.

    Register online at DetroitLawyer.org. For questions, please contact Darlene Trudell dtrudell@detroitlawyer.org.

    Sponsored by: 

    Butzel Long

    Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC

    Schafer & Weiner, PLLC

    Suzanne C. Stanczyk, PLLC

    Wolcott ADR PC

    • 03/05/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Fishbones

    2019 Mardi Gras in the D Member Mixer 

    March 5, 2019
    5-7:30 p.m. 
    Fishbones, Detroit
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Cash bar and prizes

    Sign up a new member and receive a drink ticket.

    $20 Members
    $30 Nonmembers
    Judiciary free 
    Join for the first time and attend at no charge

    Partial funds raised at this event support Barristers Law Day School Partnership Program.

    • 03/12/2019
    • Detroit

    • 03/28/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Cost Plus Wine Shoppe, Eastern Market

    10th Annual Michael K. Lee "Celebrating Our Diverse Bar" Mixer 

    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    5-7:30 p.m.
    Cost Plus Wine Shoppe
    Eastern Market, Detroit

    Join your friends and colleagues from local and affinity bar associations throughout Metro Detroit for an evening celebrating the diversity of our legal community. This special event is a fun, relaxed opportunity for local attorneys to make new connections and strengthen their existing networks.


    • Arab American Bar Association
    • Armenian American Bar Association
    • Association of Black Judges of Michigan
    • Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
    • Chaldean American Bar Association
    • Charles A. Pratt Bar Association
    • D. Augustus Straker Bar Association
    • Davis-Dunnings Bar Association
    • Detroit Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter
    • Floyd Skinner Bar Association
    • Hellenic Bar Association
    • Hispanic Bar Association
    • Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers
    • Italian – American Bar Association
    • Jewish Bar Association of Michigan
    • Macomb County Bar Association
    • Michigan Association of Justice
    • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
    • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Michigan Muslim Bar Association
    • National Lawyers Guild, Michigan Chapter
    • Oakland County Bar Association
    • South Asian Bar Association of Michigan
    • Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association
    • Washtenaw County Bar Association
    • Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association
    • Wolverine Bar Association
    • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

    Admission is $20 for attorneys and judges, $10 for students. Advance registration is required for everyone. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks included. Parking is free.

Past events

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