2017 NEXT Conference

Networking Events

Awards Banquet*

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:30–9:00 p.m. | Tickets $75/79

Join us as we pay tribute to our members who have achieved the highest honors in areas of leadership, professional integrity, and community service.

  • Michigan State Bar Foundation Founders Award: Linda K. Rexer
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Respected Advocate Award - Vernon Johnson
  • Michigan Association for Justice Respected Advocate Award - J. Brian MacDonald

The following award winners will be honored at the Representative Assembly Meeting on Thursday, September 28, 2017:

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Inaugural Luncheon*

Thursday, September 28, 2017, Noon–2:00 p.m. | Tickets $45/49

Share in the celebration of the swearing in of the State Bar President Donald G. Rockwell and other State Bar officers.

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NEW! All-Member Networking Luncheon*

Thursday, September 28, 2017, Noon–2:00 p.m. | Tickets $45/49

Catch up with friends and make new connections during this leisurely networking lunch.

NEW! All-Member Networking Reception

After a full day of education sessions and section meetings, it's time to unwind. Relax and join section members, seminar faculty, exhibitors, fellow registrants, and guests for an early evening reception. Enjoy free drinks, tasty food, and maybe even a few surprises.

Celebrating Diversity Reception*

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Tickets $10/15

The reception will acknowledge the work accomplished over the year in support of achieving greater diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Wrap up the day in a relaxing, up-tempo venue to catch up with friends and meet new ones over appetizers and beverages. At Punch Bowl Social, 1331 Broadway St, Detroit, Michigan 48226 | www.punchbowlsocial.com

50-Year Golden Celebration*

Friday, September 29, 2017, Noon–2:00 p.m. | Tickets $55/59

Celebrate and honor fellow colleagues being recognized for 50 years of membership in the State Bar of Michigan. This is a great opportunity to network with your peers and mentors.

*Ticket purchase required to attend.