The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host its Fall Conference Oct. 19-23 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. The State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section is a sponsor of the conference.
The conference will offer those in attendance the opportunity to earn Continuing Legal Education credit and meet practice-area experts and legal profession influencers. Educational sessions will examine such topics as professional ethics in regard to networking, marketing and gaining experience as a solo practitioner, crafting your elevator pitch, lessons learned in Flint, ethics and interplay of the judicial system and media, gender identity and Title IX, cybersecurity, balancing work and life and student loans, women in politics and leadership, prosecutorial discretion in the wake of public outcry, and LGBTQ family law practice tips.
A special educational lunch program on Oct. 21, “Lions, Tigers, Pistons, and Red Wings too: Hot Topics in Professional Sports,” will feature a panel that will examine sports law, including on and off-field player conduct, collective bargaining agreements and the legalization of sports gambling.
The Fall Conference also offers many dynamic networking opportunities. Two tours of the Shinola Factory will take place Oct. 19 and Oct. 20. A speed networking event will take place Oct. 20 at the Westin Book Cadillac, followed by a welcome reception at Punch Bowl Social in Detroit. A tour of downtown Detroit will be followed by a dinner dance at Detroit Golf Club on Oct. 21. A tour of the Henry Ford Museum and Ford Rouge Factory will take place Oct. 22. Conference attendees can also attend a Detroit Red Wings game on Oct. 22 and a Detroit Lions game Oct. 23.