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.

What's New?

2017 Scholarship Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section is once again offering students enrolled in a Michigan paralegal studies program the opportunity to apply for a Scholarship. For more information see Events>> Scholarship

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

Shape the Future of Your Law Practice Today

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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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