March 31, 2010
Cooley Seminar Features Judges’ Practical Tips for Attorneys
About 50 young lawyers learned the ins and outs of what judges want in their courtroom during a special seminar at Cooley Law School recently.
Sponsored by Cooley and the Ingham County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, the "Do's and Don’ts Roundtable Seminar" featured a panel of eight Ingham County circuit and district court judges who volunteered a Saturday morning to share some practical advice with practicing attorneys.
The seminar included information on a host of criminal and civil law matters including district court bond arguments and preliminary exams, circuit court issues like motion practice and jury trials, mediation/arbitration, and family law issues.
Participating members of the bench included Judge Charles F. Felice, 54-A District Court; Judges Richard Ball and David Jordan, 54-B District Court; Judges Donald L. Allen and Thomas P. Boyd, 55th District Court; and Judges Laura Baird, Joyce Draganchuk, and James R. Giddings, 30th Circuit Court.
Board members for the Young Lawyers Section, which co-sponsored the event, are Brendon Basiga, Ross Bower, Pete Brown, Nicole Cowell, Nichole Derks, Melissa Keener, Dena Lampinen-Lorenz, Brian Lick, Shenique Moss, and Elan Stavros Nichols.
Cooley Law School is the largest law school in the nation. Founded in 1972, the private, non-profit law school operates J.D. programs across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor.Today, Cooley Law School has nearly 14,000 graduates across the nation and worldwide and also offers joint degree and master of laws programs. Cooley offers enrollment three times a year; in January, May and September.