Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association

Upcoming events

    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Minerva's Restaurant at Park Place Hotel
    • 9

    The Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association and the ADR Section of the State Bar of Michigan are co-sponsoring a luncheon symposium for mediators and other ADR practitioners. The luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. to

    1:30 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2017, at Minerva's Restaurant, Park Place Hotel, in Traverse City. Attendees can purchase lunch from the Minerva menu during the symposium at their own expense.


    Among the topics to be discussed are:


    -How mediators advise attorneys and their clients on how the attorneys and clients should assist/behave during the mediation process.


    -How should the mediator handle the domestic violence screening inventory?


    -Should mediators act as scriveners to draft settlement agreements?


    -An update on mediation rule changes, including automatic mediation.


    -Safety in mediation and defusing high tension situations.


    -New language for agreements to mediate - safety, timing of mediation, confidentiality, and reporting of bad conduct.


    -How to draft a final and binding mediated settlement agreement.


    Registration is required and space is limited.

    Please register via the GTLA Bar Association website.



    For further information, contact Marie Walker at , Rebecca Garland at , or Michael Leib at

    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • McGee's 72

    Please join the GTLA for the 2017 Annual Fall Dinner and member meeting!

    When: November 2, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Where: McGee's 72  4341 M-72, Williamsburg, MI 49690 -- Next to Grand Traverse Resort


    5:30 p.m.  Guest Check-In

    5:30 - 7 p.m.  Cocktail Hour - 3 drinks per attendee for the entire evening. This will include well spirits, house wines, draft pints or bottles of beer. 

    7:00 - 7:15 p.m. Guests seated for appetizer service

    7:15 p.m. Tabled appetizers (Bruschetta & Calamari)

    7:30 p.m. Salad service (Sorellina Salad with Bread)

    7:45 p.m. Dinner service

    9:00 p.m. Dinner complete

    Dinner Options:

    Gouda Chicken Pasta

    Mediterranean Salmon

    New York Strip Steak

    ** Please email Kristyn at for vegetarian accommodations

    Price: FREE for members; $60.00 for non-members and guests. 

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • TBD

    Attorneys, register here:



    Heather Abraham

    Attorney, Legal Services of Northern Michigan

    Equal Justice Works Fellow (“Text-to-Give” Fellow)

    (231) 941-0771 x 205

    Legal Services of Northern Michigan hosts bi-annual “Clean Record Clinic,” a free expungement clinic to clear old criminal convictions. The clinic will be held in mid-November 2017. It is a partnership between LSNM and volunteer attorneys in the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association and Women Lawyers Association.

    The clinic is designed to remove barriers to employment and housing for people with old felony and misdemeanor convictions. Individuals will meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys to complete forms. Michigan law allows individuals to set aside certain types of convictions when more than five years have passed since the sentence has been served and probation completed. Small fees are required to complete the process, but legal assistance at the clinic is free.

    Clients must call in advance to register and complete a screening process.

    Clients are encouraged to call immediately to begin the process. Screening is underway now. Please call.

    More clients and volunteer attorneys are welcome.

    To register, please contact Heather Abraham at (231) 941-0771 x 205 or email

    Legal Services of Northern Michigan is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to promoting equal access to justice by providing free civil legal services to people living at or below the federal poverty line or who are 60 years or older. LSNM serves Michigan’s 36 northernmost counties. It provides a full range of legal services in most areas of civil law, including renter’s rights, consumer rights, and family law.

    This clinic is generously supported by grant funding from Equal Justice Works,Rotary Charities of Traverse City, and the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

    • 20 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD

    Please join your colleagues, Referees and Judges for an informal Happy Hour get together on Wednesday December 20, 2017 starting at 5:00pm until 8:00 p.m. and enjoy appetizers courtesy of GTLA Bar Association.

    • 03 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    Please join the GTLA for the annual Spring Dinner and member meeting. Enjoy a free drink, dinner and the company of your fellow members, judges and referees. Location and more details will be provided as we get closer but please SAVE THE DATE!

    • 15 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    Please join the NLA for a membership kick off event.  Location and details will be posted as we get closer to the event. But please SAVE THE DATE!

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