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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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Michigan employers, take note. MIOSHA’s COVID-19 emergency rules have been extended for six months. They are now effecti...
04/15/2021

Michigan employers, take note. MIOSHA’s COVID-19 emergency rules have been extended for six months. They are now effective until October 14, 2021. Read this quick blog for key details. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/MIOSHA.aspx

Michigan employers, take note. MIOSHA’s COVID-19 emergency rules have been extended for six months. They are now effective until October 14, 2021. Read this quick blog for key details. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/MIOSHA.aspx

Here’s a quick overview of important deadlines. The PPP Extension Act of 2021 was signed by President Biden on March 30,...
04/07/2021

Here’s a quick overview of important deadlines. The PPP Extension Act of 2021 was signed by President Biden on March 30, 2021. It extended the Paycheck Protection Program to June 30, 2021. The application deadline is May 31, 2021. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/PPPLoan.aspx

Here’s a quick overview of important deadlines. The PPP Extension Act of 2021 was signed by President Biden on March 30, 2021. It extended the Paycheck Protection Program to June 30, 2021. The application deadline is May 31, 2021. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/PPPLoan.aspx

Our thanks to Max Newman and Thomas Radom from Butzel Long for this helpful summary. Read how the COVID-19 Bankruptcy Re...
04/07/2021

Our thanks to Max Newman and Thomas Radom from Butzel Long for this helpful summary. Read how the COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021 extends key COVID-19 bankruptcy relief provisions under the CARES Act. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/BankruptcyRelief.aspx

Our thanks to Max Newman and Thomas Radom from Butzel Long for this helpful summary. Read how the COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021 extends key COVID-19 bankruptcy relief provisions under the CARES Act. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/BankruptcyRelief.aspx

Here’s a helpful summary of the new Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Serv...
03/23/2021

Here’s a helpful summary of the new Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Among other things, the new order increases outdoor stadium and arena capacity and requires COVID-19 testing for youth athletes ages 13–19. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Mar19.aspx

Here’s a helpful summary of the new Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Among other things, the new order increases outdoor stadium and arena capacity and requires COVID-19 testing for youth athletes ages 13–19. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Mar19.aspx

03/05/2021
The People Behind the Partnership - ICLE Contributor Joan Skrzyniarz

Today we spotlight Joan C. Skrzyniarz from Dickinson Wright PLLC. We thank her and all the other Michigan lawyers who pay it forward by volunteering to share their expertise as contributors to ICLE’s Partnership. Watch this quick video to see what inspires Joan.

Read this quick summary of new visitation requirements for residential care facilities. The latest Michigan Department o...
03/05/2021

Read this quick summary of new visitation requirements for residential care facilities. The latest Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) order was effective March 2, 2021. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/EOLimits.aspx

Read this quick summary of new visitation requirements for residential care facilities. The latest Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) order was effective March 2, 2021. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/EOLimits.aspx

Here’s a helpful summary of the changes that are effective March 5, 2021. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Mar3.aspx  Th...
03/04/2021

Here’s a helpful summary of the changes that are effective March 5, 2021. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Mar3.aspx

The new Gatherings and Face Mask Order, issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), allows more people to gather at a time, both indoors and outdoors in a variety of contexts. It also allows 50 percent dining capacity at restaurants.

Here’s a helpful summary of the changes that are effective March 5, 2021. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Mar3.aspx

The new Gatherings and Face Mask Order, issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), allows more people to gather at a time, both indoors and outdoors in a variety of contexts. It also allows 50 percent dining capacity at restaurants.

ICLE is hiring two staff attorneys in our publications and online resources department. As a staff attorney, you would b...
02/16/2021

ICLE is hiring two staff attorneys in our publications and online resources department. As a staff attorney, you would be instrumental in developing resources for Michigan lawyers. Because the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) is an auxiliary unit of the University of Michigan, you would be a U-M employee based at our Ann Arbor location. Please read the job description for details. https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/193884/staff_attorney

ICLE is hiring two staff attorneys in our publications and online resources department. As a staff attorney, you would be instrumental in developing resources for Michigan lawyers. Because the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) is an auxiliary unit of the University of Michigan, you would be a U-M employee based at our Ann Arbor location. Please read the job description for details. https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/193884/staff_attorney

02/13/2021

The issue with ICLE's website is resolved. The site www.icle.org is now up and functioning.

02/13/2021

The ICLE website is currently down due to a power issue at the hosting data center. IT teams are working to resolve the issue and we anticipate the site to be available soon. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available, employers should consider their options and policies carefully. Than...
02/11/2021

Once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available, employers should consider their options and policies carefully. Thanks to Maureen Rouse-Ayoub from Varnum LLP and co-authors David E. Khorey, Stephanie R. Setterington, and Ashleigh E. Draft for sharing their timely insights. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/EmploymentVaccine.aspx

Once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available, employers should consider their options and policies carefully. Thanks to Maureen Rouse-Ayoub from Varnum LLP and co-authors David E. Khorey, Stephanie R. Setterington, and Ashleigh E. Draft for sharing their timely insights. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/EmploymentVaccine.aspx

02/10/2021
Unemployment Legislative Update

Need to understand what changed and what stayed the same? In this preview clip, Alexis F. Johnson from AFJ Law Group PLLC discusses the expanded, but temporary, unemployment benefits provided by SB 886 to jobless Michigan residents. If you’re an ICLE Partner, you can view the entire on-demand seminar for free: “Unemployment Legislative Update.”

These new gathering guidelines were effective starting February 8, 2021. For details about the new order from the Michig...
02/09/2021

These new gathering guidelines were effective starting February 8, 2021. For details about the new order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), we’ve written a quick summary. It links to other helpful infographics as well. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Feb5.aspx

These new gathering guidelines were effective starting February 8, 2021. For details about the new order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), we’ve written a quick summary. It links to other helpful infographics as well. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Feb5.aspx

Here's a quick summary of the latest Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Ser...
02/05/2021

Here's a quick summary of the latest Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). It's effective February 8, 2021. This summary also includes links to helpful MDHHS infographics. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Feb5.aspx

Here's a quick summary of the latest Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). It's effective February 8, 2021. This summary also includes links to helpful MDHHS infographics. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Feb5.aspx

This new Act provides relief for many struggling small businesses. Now they may be able to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy ...
02/05/2021

This new Act provides relief for many struggling small businesses. Now they may be able to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Thanks to Brendan G. Best from Varnum LLP for this summary of the bankruptcy provisions outlined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Appropriations.aspx

This new Act provides relief for many struggling small businesses. Now they may be able to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Thanks to Brendan G. Best from Varnum LLP for this summary of the bankruptcy provisions outlined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Appropriations.aspx

Here's a quick summary of the latest Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Ser...
01/28/2021

Here's a quick summary of the latest Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). It's effective February 1, 2021. This summary also includes links to helpful MDHHS infographics. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Feb2021.aspx

Here's a quick summary of the latest Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). It's effective February 1, 2021. This summary also includes links to helpful MDHHS infographics. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/Feb2021.aspx

Continued relief is here for Michigan employees and employers. Alexis F. Johnson from the AFJ Law Group PLLC summarizes ...
01/21/2021

Continued relief is here for Michigan employees and employers. Alexis F. Johnson from the AFJ Law Group PLLC summarizes the COVID-19 unemployment benefits extension. It’s effective through March 31, 2021. The original bill was approved by the Michigan Legislature on October 14, 2020. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/UpdatedUnemployment.aspx

Should employers require or incentivize employees to get the vaccine? ICLE contributors Maria Dwyer from Clark Hill and ...
01/07/2021
Employers consider encouraging, even requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, but it could bring problems

Should employers require or incentivize employees to get the vaccine? ICLE contributors Maria Dwyer from Clark Hill and Elisa Lintemuth from Dykema previewed some of the complicated issues in this December article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/12/12/michigan-employers-can-require-covid-19-vaccines/3894545001/
If you’re an ICLE Partner, be sure to also reference the Partnership's Legal Update “EEOC Q&A Updates Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination Policies.”

Companies ranging from the Detroit Three automakers to restaurants are thinking about how they communicate to their employees about the vaccine.

Effective through December 20, 2020, the new order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) inc...
12/07/2020

Effective through December 20, 2020, the new order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) includes most of the same provisions as the previous order. Here’s a helpful summary. https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/MDHHSGathering.aspx

11/18/2020

Are you on top of the new laws allowing remote notarization and witnessing until December 31, 2020? In this preview clip, Howard Collens from Galloway and Collens PLLC and Nathan Piwowarski from McCurdy Wotila & Porteous PC discuss the new laws. If you’re an ICLE Partner, you can view the entire on-demand seminar for free: “Remote Notarization and Witnessing Update.”

Here’s a helpful summary of the new order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). https:...
11/16/2020

Here’s a helpful summary of the new order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). https://icle.org/updates/COVID19/MDHHSGathering.aspx. Described as a “pause to save lives,” the new order is effective Wednesday, November 18, 2020. It includes tightened restrictions on social gatherings, businesses, and schools.

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.

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Hi, is the website down for updates or anything today? We were reviewing some materials but now we can't access anything or even log in. Hellllp? Bekah Page-Gourley Does anyone work on the website over the weekends?
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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