Bankruptcy Law Section
The Bankruptcy Section consists of bankruptcy practitioners representing debtors, creditors, trustees and other parties involved in bankruptcy proceedings in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton County. The section meets for lunch on the fourth Thursday of each month and has speakers on a wide range of bankruptcy topics. Guest speakers include bankruptcy trustees and judges from the Western District Bankruptcy Court. The section is a great resource for seasoned bankruptcy attorneys and those just beginning the practice.
Criminal Defense Law Section
The Ingham County Bar Association’s Criminal Defense Section is comprised of criminal defense attorneys who defend people accused of committing crimes. The Section is dedicated to sharing knowledge related to emerging and important topics specific to criminal defense. The Section is also committed to offering opportunities for attorneys to hone critical skills needed to defend those accused by the government. If you are looking for a way to learn about the latest in forensics or practice your evidentiary knowledge, they you’ll want to join this section.
Paralegals and Legal Assistants Section
The Ingham County Bar Association’s Paralegal Section consists of paralegals, legal assistants, and legal secretaries who provide support to attorneys in many diverse areas of the law. The purpose of this Section is to share knowledge and experience, as well as to empower those who have chosen a career in the legal field. The Section meets to listen to professionals and experts present on different aspects of the law, and to learn new skills which can be applied back at their office or in the courtroom. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday every month, September through June, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the State Bar of Michigan Building in downtown Lansing. These monthly sessions also offer great opportunities to network and meet others in your field. Please note: Meetings are not restricted to support staff. Anyone interested in attending any of our speaker sessions is welcome to join!
Probate and Trust Section
The probate and estate planning section is a group of attorneys in the Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton County area who focus their practice on matters relating to death and incapacity. Much of their work involves developing an individualized plan for clients to prepare for the possibility of temporary or permanent incapacity, and for their eventual death. Many of the members also practice in contested matters in the probate court as well.
The section meets monthly from September through June. Each meeting provides an opportunity for members to socialize and network with other members while enjoying lunch and listening to an on-point presentation given by various local professionals, including other Attorneys, CPA’s, Judges, Probate Registers, Investment Advisors, Professional Trustees, and even Marketing Advisors. Members are given an opportunity to sponsor and co-sponsor the lunches for additional marketing opportunities. The December and June meetings are typically off-site social gatherings held without speakers.
Real Estate Section
The ICBA Real Estate Law Section is dedicated to improving the education, communication and cordial professionalism of its members. We meet monthly from the Fall through the Spring months (December and some Novembers, excepted) to provide educational programs and interactive meeting opportunities for our membership. The Real Estate Law Section is open to all ICBA members with a practice focus or interest in real estate matters. Any member who would like to suggest topics for discussion or educational opportunities is welcome to contact one or both of the co-chairs.