Register for Michigan’s Judiciary AC (After COVID-19) Webinar

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Date and time: Tuesday May 12, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00pm

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Description: Chief Justice McCormack will talk about how courts statewide responded to the pandemic while providing essential functions, safeguarding rights, and protecting public health. She will also highlight lessons learned and how changes implemented during the crisis – such as virtual courtrooms – will help courts be more accessible, transparent, and efficient in the future.


About the speaker: Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack joined the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2013, and became the Chief Justice in January 2019. 

An NYU Law graduate, Chief Justice McCormack started her legal career in New York City.  In 1996 she joined the Yale Law School faculty.  She then joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty, in 1998, where she taught criminal law, legal ethics, and various clinics.  She was named Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in 2002.

Chief Justice McCormack was elected to The American Law Institute in 2013.  The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology appointed her to the National Commission on Forensic Science in 2014.  She serves as an editor on the ABA’s preeminent journal, Litigation.  In 2019, Governor Whitmer appointed her as Co-Chair of the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, and in 2020 she was appointed as Board Member of the Kids Kicking Cancer non-profit organization.  Chief Justice McCormack continues to teach at the University of Michigan each year as well as publish in professional journals and law media.

Chief Justice McCormack is married to Steven Croley, a partner at Latham and Watkins.  They have four children.


Register for the U.S. Chamber & the Northern MI Chamber Alliance – CARES Act & Recovery Webinar

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 28th, 2020, 2 – 3pm

Please click here to register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Description: The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance is hosting a special webinar for all northern Michigan businesses with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Manager, Great Lakes Division, Ryan Gleason, will be offering a special overview of the Federal CARES Act, including major provisions, implementations, and resources for small business owners. He will also share information on the U.S. Chamber’s Path Forward initiative and returning to work.

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About the presenter Ryan Gleason: Ryan is a Manager of Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Great Lakes Region that encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. Prior to working at the Chamber, Ryan worked at a government affairs firm working with clients on a broad range of issues like taxation, banking issues, and financial services issues in all 50 states and the federal government. Ryan’s experience also includes working in federal affairs for an Illinois governor, working in a state legislature, and working on a number of successful statewide campaigns. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, double-majoring in Economics and Political Science and currently resides in Chicago.

Click here to see the PowerPoint from the webinar: CARES and Path Forward 4.28

Businesses Feedback Submitted to Legislators  

This past Wednesday, the NMCA submitted feedback from 166 businesses to the Senator Wayne Schmidt & Senator Curt VanderWall for consideration by the Safe Behavior for Safe Workplaces Task Force. Northern Michigan is represented by both legislators on the task force, which is making plans to help Michigan recover from the current economic crisis and learning from businesses on how Michigan can safely and systematically start opening for business.  

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