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.


    • 01/22/2019
    • 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
    • 03/18/2019
    • 05/13/2019
    • 2 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


    • 04/25/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Red Dunn, 1331 Trumbull Street Detroit, MI 48216

    2019 Barristers Spring Bash

    April 25, 2019
    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Red Dunn
    Trumbull & Porter Hotel
    1331 Trumbull Street
    Detroit, MI 48216

    Please join us for an evening of music, appetizers, and refreshments in support of fostering students' interest in the law.

    $50 Detroit Bar Members
    $60 Non-members
    Judicial Officers and Law Students may attend free of charge if they pre-register.

    Appetizers and drink ticket included (drink ticket for students is excluded). A cash bar will be available. 

    Can't Make It?
    You can still support Law Day for students with a donation to the Detroit Bar Association Foundation.

    • 05/08/2019
    • Detroit, USA

    Building on three years of success in Detroit, IAM’s Auto IP USA will bring together the leading IP experts from across the automotive landscape. Through thought leadership, discussion and networking, attendees will gain insight into the IP challenges facing those driving change in the new era of mobility.

    Use code DBA300 when registering to save $300! (Code not valid for IP service providers) 


    • 05/15/2019
    • 55

    The deadline for submission is May 15, 2019. A submission fee of $25.00 US payable electronically is required to begin the evaluation process. By way of providing a submission, the author(s) agree that Detroit Bar in its sole discretion may without restriction or expense reproduce, publish, and use in an electronic or written format any such submission.

    Please visit https://www.detroitlawyer.org/legal-scholars/ for more information.

    • 06/20/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Road, Detroit, MI 48203

    Don’t miss your chance to be a part of Raising the Bar 2019, the Detroit Bar Association's annual meeting—held at the newly renovated Detroit Golf Club.

    Join us for an evening of celebration and recognition, including installation of Detroit Bar officers and awarding those who have shown exceptional dedication to the outreach and growth of the law, within both the Detroit Bar and community.

    Registration fee includes generous appetizers and a drink ticket; a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Judicial officers may attend free of charge.

    Help grow the Detroit Bar Association!  When you bring a guest (in practice at least one year) who turns in their membership application on site, you will each receive an additional drink ticket. 

    Nonmembers are welcome. Tickets are $80.

Past events

03/28/2019 Celebrating Our Diverse Bar
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
01/15/2019 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