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‘Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice’ examined at seminar

A solo practitioner or a new lawyer looking for practical information and ethical guidance to enhance the efficiency of a law practice can find help in an upcoming online program.

Hosted by the State Bar of Michigan, “Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice” is a virtual seminar offered Tuesday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

The cost of the seminar is $50 and is open to lawyers, other legal professionals, law students, and unlicensed graduates.

To register, visit The registration deadline is 5 p.m. March 31.

A “Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice” seminar also is planned for October 17.

Federal Bar presents webinar featuring computer tips

The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, will present the webinar “Computer Basics Tips and Tricks Part 1” on Tuesday, April 18, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.

Attendees can join an informative online class for computer tips and tricks, techniques and short-cuts for use in the digital world to become more
productive and effective.

FBA members can attend the webinar for free; non-members can attend for $15.  

To register, visit

Attorneys appointed to state boards

Three attorneys are among those recently appointed to various state boards and commissions by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Matthew Way of Mason was named to the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. Way is an assistant prosecuting attorney for the Jackson County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, and he also is a member of the training committee for the task force.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Way earned his law degree from Marquette University.

William Beekman of East Lansing and Timothy Hoffman have been appointed to the Michigan Finance Board of Directors.

Beekman is the vice president for strategic initiatives at Michigan State University. He holds a bachelor of arts from MSU, a master of business administration degree from Northwestern University, and a juris doctorate from MSU College of Law.

Hoffman retired in 2018 as executive director of regulatory affairs for Consumers Energy, where he worked for more than 20 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College and his juris doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law.


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