2017 NEXT Conference
 

Agenda

Education Sessions Meetings
Networking 

Wednesday 09/27/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
2016-2017 Board of Commissioners Meeting
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Michigan State Bar Foundation Members/Trustees Annual Business Meeting
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NEXT Conference Registration Open
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2017-2018 Board of Commissioners Meeting
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation Annual Business Meeting
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation Annual Reception (by invitation)
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Awards Banquet [More Info]
 
Thursday 09/28/2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration & Vendor Showcase
9:00 am - 9:50 am
Welcome, Introductions, & Keynote Presentation—no cost to attend! [More Info]
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Michigan Indian Legal Services Business Meeting
9:50 am - 10:00 am
Networking Break & Vendor Showcase
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Legal Updates Track: Critical Estate, Trust, & Tax Law Changes [More Info]
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Marketing/LPM Track: Social Media Marketing: LinkedIn & More [More Info]
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Master Lawyers Track: Top Tips for Health & Disability Planning [More Info]
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Technology Track: Improve Your Productivity with Siri, Alexa, & Google Assistant [More Info]
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Administrative & Regulatory Law Section Business Meeting
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Past Presidents' Advisory Council Business Meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Family Law Section Business Meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Insurance & Indemnity Law Section Business Meeting & Program--Cybersecurity & Avoiding Common Missteps [More Info]
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Representative Assembly Meeting [More Info]
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Solo & Small Firm Section Business Meeting & Program--Technology 101 [More Info]
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Networking Break & Vendor Showcase
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Legal Updates Track: Hot Topics in Immigration [More Info]
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Marketing/LPM Track: Top Tips for Law Firm Differentiation & Branding [More Info]
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Master Lawyers Track: Transitioning Your Practice, Protecting Your Legacy [More Info]
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Technology Track: A Lawyers' Guide to PDF Files [More Info]
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch Break Options
-Inaugural Luncheon
-All-Member Networking Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts, Communications, Entertainment, & Sports Section Business Meeting & Program--Street Art & Property Rights [More Info]
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Labor & Employment Law Section Business Meeting & Program--Practical Tips for the Practicing Lawyer [More Info]
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Real Property Law Section Council Meeting
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
American Indian Law Section Business Meeting & Program--Federal Indian Law in the Trump Administration Era [More Info]
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Appellate Practice Section Business Meeting & Program--Rethinking Appellate Briefing in the Digital Age [More Info]
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Environmental Law Section Business Meeting & Program [More Info]
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Military & Veterans' Law Section Business Meeting & Program--Expanding Our Ranks [More Info]
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
International Law Section Business Meeting & Program--The Face of Immigration in the New Administration [More Info]
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Judicial Perspectives Track: The Critical Federal Rules Every Lawyer Must Know [More Info]
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Legal Updates Track: Whats Next in Detroit Redevelopment? [More Info]
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Marketing/LPM Track: Driving Toward Exceptional Client Service [More Info]
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Technology Track: Microsoft Word Power Hour [More Info]
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
LGBTQA Law Section Business Meeting & Program [More Info]
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Consumer Law Section Business Meeting & Program--Overview of Consumer Debt Collection Issues [More Info]
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Michigan Retired Judges Association Business Meeting
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Negligence Law Section Business Meeting & Program [More Info]
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Young Lawyers Section Business Meeting
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
Networking Break & Vendor Showcase
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Judicial Perspectives Track: Best Practices for Preserving Your Record [More Info]
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Legal Updates Track: International Issues In Marriage & Divorce [More Info]
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marketing/LPM Track: Building a Niche Practice [More Info]
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Technology Track: 60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes [More Info]
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
All-Member Networking Reception & Vendor Showcase [More Info]
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Women Lawyers Association Meet the Judges Cocktail Reception [More Info]
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Law School Receptions [More Info]
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Celebrating Diversity Reception—Held at Punch Bowl Social [More Info]
 
Friday 09/29/2017
8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation - Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration & Vendor Showcase
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Prisons & Corrections Section Business Meeting
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Plenary Session: Taming the Digital Chaos: Technology for Time, Task, & E-mail Management [More Info]
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Aviation Law Section Business Meeting
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Marijuana Law Section Business Meeting & Program [More Info]
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Agricultural Law Section Business Meeting & Program [More Info]
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Criminal Law Section Business Meeting & Program--Implicit Bias & Use of Force in Law Enforcement [More Info]
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Master Lawyers Section Business Meeting & Program--Protecting Your Clients From Exploitation [More Info]
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Business Meeting, Program, & Lunch--The Hidden Treasures to a Successful Personal Injury Practice [More Info]
9:50 am - 10:30 am
Legal Updates Track: Criminal Law Update: Top Supreme Court Cases Impacting Your Practice [More Info]
9:50 am - 10:30 am
Starting Your Own Practice Track: The Mechanics of Getting Up & Running [More Info]
9:50 am - 10:30 am
The Balanced Practice Track: Crafting a Meaningful Career & Life [More Info]
9:50 am - 10:30 am
Trial Technology Track: Paperless Trial Prep [More Info]
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Equal Access Initiative and Diversity & Inclusion Committee Program--Forum on Legal Matters in Middle Eastern Communities [More Info]
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Animal Law Section Business Meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children's Law Section Business Meeting & Program--Experiences from the Bench [More Info]
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Judicial Section Business Meeting
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Michigan District Judges Association Business Meeting
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Networking Break & Vendor Showcase
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Legal Updates Track: Selling the Small Business: A Lawyer's Checklist [More Info]
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Starting Your Own Practice Track: Hiring Staff & Office Logistics [More Info]
10:45 am - 11:30 am
The Balanced Practice Track: Feeling Stuck? Refocusing on Your Core Values [More Info]
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Trial Technology Track: iPad for Litigators [More Info]
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Antitrust, Franchising, & Trade Regulation Section Business Meeting
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Law Practice Management & Legal Administrators Section Business Meeting, Program, & Lunch--Alternative Law Practice Structure [More Info]
11:35 am - 12:15 pm
Legal Updates Track: Update for Employers on the Affordable Care Act Repeal & Replace [More Info]
11:35 am - 12:15 pm
Starting Your Own Practice Track: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly of Website Marketing Building Your Online Presence [More Info]
11:35 am - 12:15 pm
The Balanced Practice Track: Incorporating Movement, Gratitude, & Mindfulness into Daily Professional Life [More Info]
11:35 am - 12:15 pm
Trial Technology Track: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words--Making Your Case to the Jury with Legal Technology [More Info]
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
50-Year Golden Celebration Luncheon [More Info]