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Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) ICLE is a jointly sponsored institute at the University of Michigan cosponsored by the State Bar of Michigan and Michigan's law schools. We strive to give Michigan lawyers the support and resources they need to do the best job for their clients.

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Here's a helpful summary of the new legislation. It was signed by Governor Whitmer on November 5, 2020, and effective th...
11/12/2020

Here's a helpful summary of the new legislation. It was signed by Governor Whitmer on November 5, 2020, and effective that date. It allows electronic signatures and remote witnessing, notarization, and visitation on the terms laid out in Governor Whitmer’s now-invalidated executive orders. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/WitnessingandNotarization.aspx

10/30/2020

A huge thank you to the 14 Michigan judges and lawyers who shared their expertise in our newest online certificate: Small Business Bankruptcy: Subchapter V of Chapter 11. This video gives a taste of their collective work: Brendan G. Best, Kimberly Ross Clayson, Ethan Dunn, Stuart A. Gold, Paul R. Hage, Kim K. Hillary, Shanna M. Kaminski, Richardo I. Kilpatrick, Elizabeth K. Lamphier, Thomas R. Morris, John J. Stockdale, Jr., and more. ww.icle.org/certificates/bankruptcy

Employers take note. Recent developments do not mean Michigan employers will be unregulated with respect to COVID-19. Ja...
10/15/2020

Employers take note. Recent developments do not mean Michigan employers will be unregulated with respect to COVID-19. Jaclyn Giffen and Mickey Chichester from Littler Mendelson PLC provide a helpful summary of changes. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/MSCRuling.aspx

Nathan Piwowarski of McCurdy Wotila & Porteous PC and Howard Collens of Galloway and Collens PLLC recommend that Michiga...
10/05/2020

Nathan Piwowarski of McCurdy Wotila & Porteous PC and Howard Collens of Galloway and Collens PLLC recommend that Michigan lawyers immediately stop using the Governor’s emergency Executive Orders to remotely witness and remotely notarize documents. This is in light of In re Certified Questions from the United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, Southern Division (Midwest Institute of Health, PLLC V Governor). https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/WitnessingandNotarization.aspx

Here’s a quick summary of the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision from October 2, 2020. Thank you to Matthew T. Nelson, Mo...
10/05/2020

Here’s a quick summary of the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision from October 2, 2020. Thank you to Matthew T. Nelson, Monique C. Field-Foster, and Troy M. Cumings from Warner Norcross + Judd for sharing this timely information. https://www.icle.org/updates/COVID19/SupremeCourtRules.aspx

10/02/2020
Judge Michael Warren’s 5 Tips on Court Conduct for New Lawyers

How should lawyers conduct themselves in court? Judge Michael Warren from Oakland County Circuit Court shares five important tips, including being prepared and not making excuses. Although his comments are directed toward new lawyers, experienced lawyers may appreciate the helpful reminders as well.

09/23/2020
Telehealth Services via FaceTime, Messenger, Hangouts, and Skype

Can telehealth services be provided via FaceTime, Messenger, Hangouts, and Skype? Andrea N. Lee of Honigman LLP in Chicago shares important guidance from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). This helpful clip was taken from her on-demand presentation at ICLE’s Health Law Institute.

09/14/2020
Return-to-Work Liability Waivers

Are return-to-work liability waivers good practice? In this short clip, David M. Blanchard of Blanchard & Walker PLLC shares why he doesn’t think employers should use them. If you’re an ICLE Partner, you can view the entire on-demand seminar for free: “Return to Work During COVID-19.” The seminar includes additional insight from Maria Fracassa Dwyer of Clark Hill PLC.

Are you on top of the latest changes? Our thanks to Brett J. Miller and Hannah E. Treppa from Butzel Long in Detroit for...
08/17/2020

Are you on top of the latest changes? Our thanks to Brett J. Miller and Hannah E. Treppa from Butzel Long in Detroit for their insight into Mich Exec Order No 2020-166. It changes the quarantine requirements for those who test positive or are symptomatic and for those who have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive or is symptomatic. It also renews the prohibition on employers from discharging, disciplining, or retaliating against employees who stay home when they or their close contacts are sick.

https://www.icle.org/updates/COVID19/Employee%20Protections.aspx

Congratulations to all 43 contributors who made ICLE’s new edition of “Michigan Causes of Action Formbook” a success. It...
07/30/2020

Congratulations to all 43 contributors who made ICLE’s new edition of “Michigan Causes of Action Formbook” a success. It just won the Best Publication Award from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). A special thanks to our editors: John C. Philo, Nelson P. Miller, and Kaitlin A. Brown. This is one of only 10 annual awards granted by ACLEA to competitors representing more than 300 organizations.

07/21/2020
CARES Act

The CARES Act temporarily put a moratorium on required minimum distributions from defined contribution plans for 2020. This short video walks you through some of these provisions. Thanks Amy Morrissey, from Westerman & Morrissey PC, and Nancy Welber, from Nancy H. Welber PC, for your expertise.

07/16/2020
No-Fault Summit

Thanks to Bob Logeman, from Logeman Iafrate & Logeman PC, and John Whitman, from Garan Lucow Miller PC, for sharing their insight at ICLE’s on-demand No-Fault Summit. See how Section 3112 will come into play with no-fault reform’s new personal protection insurance (PIP) choices of capped benefits. They went into effect July 2, 2020.

Is your business prepared? On July 10, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued an order requiring that masks be worn in all indoor...
07/13/2020

Is your business prepared? On July 10, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued an order requiring that masks be worn in all indoor and some outdoor public spaces. Businesses must enforce this requirement starting July 13, 2020. Here’s a helpful summary. https://www.icle.org/updates/COVID19/MaskRequired.aspx

The latest no-fault changes went into effect July 2, 2020. Need guidance on what auto insurance makes sense for you in l...
07/08/2020
Major Changes to Michigan No-Fault Car Insurance in 2020—and What You Should Do — GARRIS LAW - Ann Arbor Lawyers - Personal Injury Attorneys

The latest no-fault changes went into effect July 2, 2020. Need guidance on what auto insurance makes sense for you in light of these changes? Here’s a helpful article that was shared in ICLE’s Community by Michael J. Garris from Garris, Garris, Garris & Garris PC. http://www.garrislaw.com/articles/major-changes-to-michigan-no-fault-car-insurance-in-2020

The most important changes go into effect on July 1, 2020, and they will have a significant impact on both the injured person and the at-fault driver in an injury incident involving a motor vehicle.

Michigan’s moratorium on residential evictions is extended until July 16, 2020. Our thanks to James E. Schaafsma from th...
07/06/2020

Michigan’s moratorium on residential evictions is extended until July 16, 2020. Our thanks to James E. Schaafsma from the Michigan Poverty Law Program for this timely article. It addresses Mich Exec Order No 2020-134 and summarizes the COVID-19-related housing assistance program established by 2020 PA 123. https://www.icle.org/updates/COVID19/evictionmoratorium.aspx

06/22/2020
Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

The Supreme Court of the United States decided that an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Here are highlights of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, which was decided on June 15, 2020.

06/09/2020
Five Practice Lessons to Live By

What candid advice does this Michigan lawyer have for you, after 41+ years in practice? How about, “Remember, your client is not always right.” Diana Raimi from Jaffe Raitt Heur & Weiss PC shares her “Five Practice Lessons to Live By.” The advice is priceless.

Thank you to D.J. Hilson from the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office. In this timely Q&A, he discusses how his office h...
06/02/2020

Thank you to D.J. Hilson from the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office. In this timely Q&A, he discusses how his office has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what issues criminal law practitioners are facing.

https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/hilson.aspx

Effective through June 17, 2020, Mich Exec Order No 2020-95 establishes procedures in long-term care facilities to prote...
05/28/2020

Effective through June 17, 2020, Mich Exec Order No 2020-95 establishes procedures in long-term care facilities to protect the health and safety of both employees and residents. Here’s a quick summary.

https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Protections.aspx

What’s new as of May 21? Spoiler: It permits socially-distanced gatherings of up to 10 people and retail by appointment....
05/22/2020

What’s new as of May 21? Spoiler: It permits socially-distanced gatherings of up to 10 people and retail by appointment. Here's a quick breakdown of Governor Whitmer’s latest “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/StayHomeOrder.aspx

Governor Whitmer issued an executive order extending the suspension of scope of practice laws for Michigan hospitals and...
05/21/2020

Governor Whitmer issued an executive order extending the suspension of scope of practice laws for Michigan hospitals and health care providers. Thank you to Sarah Wixson from Varnum LLP for summarizing the order.
https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/ExtendsRestriction.aspx

Here's a quick summary of the new "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order Governor Whitmer issued on May 18. It opens up retail bus...
05/19/2020

Here's a quick summary of the new "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order Governor Whitmer issued on May 18. It opens up retail businesses and restaurants/bars in certain areas of the state starting on May 22 (subject to the required protections outlined in the worker safety order).
https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/StayHomeOrder.aspx

Thank you to Paul R. Hage from Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC. Paul describes the various provisions in the CARES Act that...
05/15/2020

Thank you to Paul R. Hage from Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC. Paul describes the various provisions in the CARES Act that temporarily amend the Bankruptcy Code, affecting both business and consumer bankruptcies. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/CaresAct.aspx

05/12/2020
Tom Sinas on How to Get No-Fault Reform Content On Demand, Right Now

Critical insight on no-fault reform is now available on demand. Hear Michigan lawyers like Tom Sinas of the Sinas Dramis Law Firm share their expertise in 21 sessions—covering everything from motion practice to IME experts. Get immediate access when you register for ICLE’s on-demand No-Fault Summit: www.icle.org/no-fault. And hear why Tom says you can’t afford to miss out.

Thank you to Jack W. Schulz from Schulz Gotham PLC. He offers his input on some current litigation arising out of COVID-...
05/08/2020

Thank you to Jack W. Schulz from Schulz Gotham PLC. He offers his input on some current litigation arising out of COVID-19, as well as his predictions regarding issues that will be litigated going forward. Jack focuses his practice on employment litigation, representing labor unions and truck drivers. https://www.icle.org/updates/COVID19/QASchulz.aspx

What's changed? Here's a summary. See how Governor Whitmer's May 7 order differs from the prior order. The new “Stay Hom...
05/07/2020

What's changed? Here's a summary. See how Governor Whitmer's May 7 order differs from the prior order. The new “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-77 is in effect through May 28, 2020. http://icle.org/updates/COVID19/StayHomeOrder.aspx

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Are you planning on holding the Probate & EP Institute in person or virtually? I looked on the website and didn't see any talk about how ICLE is addressing presenting seminars safely. Thanks! Bekah?
Does ICLE plan to put on any seminars on privacy or GDPR compliance? It would be useful.
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