The Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section of the State Bar of Michigan provides education, information and analysis about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, this site, public service programs, and publication of a newsletter. Membership in the Section is open to qualified legal assistants and to all members of the State Bar of Michigan.

Notice of Call for Declaration of Candidacy for Officers and Members of the Section’s Council

To: All Members of the Paralegal/Legal Assistants Section of the State Bar of Michigan

Officers and members of the Council, listed below, will be elected by the members of the Section, voting either by mail or in person at the annual meeting in Detroit on September 29, 2017. Ballots will be tallied by the Nominations Committee prior to the annual meeting. Ballots cast at the annual meeting will be tallied and added to this count and the election results will be announced at the annual meeting. A term year runs from the end of the annual meeting to the end of the following annual meeting. Print your Declaration of Candidacy Form here.

The positions to be filled are:

  • Chairperson-Elect - 3 year term (1 year Chair-Elect, 1 year Chair, 1 year Ex-Officio)
  • 3 Members of the Council - 2 year term (Expires 9/30/19)
  • Council Member Remainder of 2-year term (Expires 09/30/18)

This is a notice of call for declaration of candidacy. Any member of the Section who wishes to declare himself or herself a candidate for an office or a member position on the Council must complete and submit the Declaration of Candidacy form. Excerpts from the Section’s Bylaws regarding the duties of officers and members of the Council should be reviewed before responding.

The Section’s Nominations Committee, by authority under the Bylaws, may nominate additional candidates. The Bylaws also permit other nominations for the same offices to be made from the floor at the annual meeting of the Section. If you have any questions, please contact Melvenna Fant-Jones, member of the Nominations and Elections Committee of the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section of the State Bar of Michigan and consent to the placing of my name and information about me on the slate of candidates to be prepared prior to and in conjunction with the elections at the annual meeting in Detroit on September 29, 2017.

What's New?

Don't Forget to register for the 2017 Paralegal/Legal Assistant Annual Business Meeting & Program

This event is offered in conjunction with the State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference

Where: Cobo Center, Detroit, MI
When: Friday, September 29, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  9:00 a.m. Annual Business Meeting
10:00 a.m. Speakers: Ven Johnson & Robert Gittleman (For Bios see Events >> Annual Meeting)

12:00 p.m. Lunch included with registration to the Section’s Meeting

Why: Meet your new council, focus on education and networking.

How: Register Now

SBM NEXT Conference: Registration is Now Open

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WHAT: Formerly the Annual Meeting/Solo & Small Firm Institute, the NEXT Conference focuses on the future of law practice by bringing Michigan lawyers together in a whole new way to learn, share ideas, make connections, and more. We'll give you the tools to develop your dream career, gain the most recent updated information about your law practice areas, learn technology tricks to streamline your practice, and build a better professional network.

WHERE: Cobo Center, Detroit

WHEN: Wednesday–Friday, September 27–29

WHY: Tailor the program to your needs by creating your own unique experience. Want to attend a section meeting, grab lunch, and catch an educational session or two? We've got you covered. Or maybe you'd rather focus on education and networking? You can do that too with a new, inclusive "all-member" networking lunch and reception.

With two day, one day, and a la carte pricing options, it's the conference that fits your schedule. Your conference, your way.

HOW: Register Now

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