Young Lawyers Section Summit

Starts:  May 17, 2019 5:30 PM (ET)
Ends:  May 18, 2019 6:00 PM (ET)
The 12th Annual Young Lawyers Section Summit is a gathering of the state’s young attorneys in celebration of camaraderie and education. The event will include a host of practical skills sessions, basic law overviews, and plenty of networking.

The Summit is also when the Section presents its 2019 Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.
Event Flyer

Cost: $45; Register by May 14, 2019 By request, registration HAS been extended to the day of.  
Register online

Parking: The venue has both free valet and self-parking.  Per the venue's recommendation, please take advantage of the hotel parking area (off of Brooklyn Street), as it will provide you with a more direct route to our Summit sessions.  Additional guidance will be provided as you arrive.    


Friday Evening (at MotorCity)
5:30-7:00 p.m. Past Chairs Advisory Board Session (Invite only)
6:30-7:00 p.m. Impromptu Improv Session (Open to all)
7- 9:00 p.m. Networking (Open to all)

Saturday Morning and Afternoon (at MotorCity)
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Headshot Photos 
  • Back by popular demand, Emma Burcusel will be onsite to take your headshots. You will be able to sign up for a timeslot on the day of. 
8-8:40 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • Michigan Civil Practice--Vicki KingStaff Attorney to the Honorable Leo Bowman
  • Michigan Criminal Practice--Judge Prentis Edwards, Wayne County Circuit CourtKeith ClarkWayne County Prosecutor's Office; Mary ChartierChartier & Nyamfukudza, PLC
8:45-9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • Michigan Civil Practice II--Vicki King
  • Michigan Criminal Practice--Judge Prentis Edwards, Keith Clark, Mary Chartier
9:30-10:25 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • Bankruptcy--Judge Mark A. RandonUnited States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 
  • Family Law--Lori Buiteweg, Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach Buiteweg & Solomon PC
10:30-11:00 a.m. Brunch Snack

11-11:55 a.m. Plenary Session: Business Development--Julie FershtmanFoster Swift Collins & Smith PC

12:00-1:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • Non-Traditional Legal Jobs--Jerome Crawford; Kristina Bilowus, Kizy Law; Amy Krieg, Habitat for Humanity
  • Marijuana Law--Thomas LavigneCannabis Counsel
1:00-2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:

Saturday Early Evening (at The Beacon at One Woodward)*

3-6:00 p.m. Closing Reception
  • 3-3:30 p.m. Light Networking
  • 3:30-4:00 p.m. Key Note Speaker--Fadwa Hammoud, Michigan Solicitor General
  • 4-4:30 p.m. Regeana Myrick Award Presentation (Finalists: Salvatore Amodeo, Giamarco, Mullins, & Horton PCErin C. Flynn, Kelly & Kelly P.C.Kyle Kamidoi, Garan Lucow Miller, P.C.Erika Riggs, Disability Law Group)
  • 4:30-6:00 p.m. Drinks & Strolling Appetizers

Thank you to our current sponsors:
LGBTQA Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
Insurance & Indemnity Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan


Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Information Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan

Agricultural Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan


*The Beacon is located on the first floor of 1 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48226.  Transportation will be provided by the Detroit Bus Company as well. 


MotorCity Casino & Hotel
2901 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48201