Daily Briefs

14th Annual Bench Bar Culinary Challenge June 27

Grilling for Good returns with the 14th Annual Bench Bar Culinary Challenge which will take place Tuesday, June 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the home of Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Kirsten Frank Kelly.

This annual charitable event is one of a kind in metro Detroit for a friendly cook-off between teams from the bench and bar.  All proceeds benefit Alternatives for Girls and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation’s scholarship fund.  

This year, the teams consist of:

• Grilled from the Bench—Michigan Court of Appeals Judges Stephen Borrello and Anica Letica, Oakland County Circuit Court Judges Kwame Rowe and Yasmine Poles, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Yvonna Abraham, and Maya Younis.

• Grilled by the Hour—Pahl Zinn, Dickinson Wright PLLC; Stefanie Reagan, Hickey, Hauck, Bishoff, Jeffers, & Seabolt PLLC; and Ron Sollish, Maddin, Hauser, Roth, & Heller PC. 

Attendees will be able to buy voting tickets at the event to determine whether the bench or bar wins the competition.

Tickets are $75 per person and include food, wine, and beer. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit https://womenlawyers.org/bench-bar-culinary-challenge.


Attorneys examine ‘Artificial Intelligence & Technology in Today’s Workplace’

McDonald Hopkins will present a webinar on “Artificial Intelligence & Technology in Today’s Workplace” on Tuesday, June 27, from 2 to 3 p.m.

As technology rapidly advances, its effects are seen throughout society—including in the workplace. Whether it is questions of objectivity and fairness related to AI or privacy issues stemming from social media and email, employers need to be prepared to face the challenges that come with evolving technology and its application and usage.  

In this webinar presented by the McDonald Hopkins Labor and Employment Practice Group, attorneys Jim Boutrous, Ryan Neumeyer, David Schelberg, and Jessi Ziska will provide insights about the latest issues employers face as technology continues advancing.

Topics include:

• Artificial Intelligence AI and the benefits and challenges it poses in the workplace

• Privacy issues related to employee email and workplace investigations

• Managing social media and its effects on business and employee relations 

• Balancing employer and employee rights in discussing working conditions through electronic media

For additional information on the “Artificial Intelligence & Technology in Today’s Workplace” webinar, visit https://mcdonaldhopkins.com and click on “events.”

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