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Bench Bar Conference 2021

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 2 @ 5:00 pm

West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Bench Bar Conference 2021

September 30 – October 2, 2021
Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, Michigan

You are cordially invited to the Western Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, to be held on September 30 through October 2, 2021, at Mission Point Resort, on beautiful Mackinac Island. Invitations to the Conference from Chief Judge Jonker have been mailed to all current dues-paying members (download the PDF).

 

We are honored that the District and Magistrate Judges of the Western District of Michigan are committed to attend the Conference. We are very excited about the topics to be presented at this year’s Conference which will include Employment Law in the Age of Coronavirus; Abuses of the Internet / Privacy in the age of Social Media; Representing the Hopeless Client; Criminal Justice Act Reform; Prisoner Mediation / Litigation; and Appeals.

 

Highlights of this year’s conference will be special Key Note Speakers Richard Norton Smith, well-known author and presidential historian, who will speak about the Gerald R. Ford Presidency; and Charles Lane, prominent Washington Post editorial writer and columnist and author of several books, who will speak about the origins of the Department of Justice.

 

Once you are registered, we will send you a confirmation that includes a session sign-up sheet for our breakout sessions on Friday, October 1.

 

In addition, you must separately reserve your room at Mission Point. Attached is the RESERVATION RATE INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS. While we have reserved an ample block of rooms, Mission Point resort is booking very quickly this fall. Please make your reservations as soon as possible.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Melissa Rabidoux at melissa_rabidoux@fd.org if you have any questions.

 

Over 100 people attended our last Conference in 2017, and we anticipate an even better turnout this year. I hope to see you there!

 

Registration Form

    Set sail on the Isle Royale Queen III to savor the beauty of the Straits of Mackinac. This will be a 90-minute cruise with a cash bar. If you are interested in joining the Sip N Sail Event on Saturday, October 2nd from 3:30 to 5pm, please include an extra $50 per person attending, with your registration payment.
    Please include an extra $50 per person attending, with your registration payment.
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Details

Start:
September 30 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 2 @ 5:00 pm
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Organizer

Melissa Rabidoux
Email:
Melissa_Rabidoux@fd.org

Venue

Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, Michigan
One Lake Shore Dr
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Phone:
906-847-3000