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By Shelby Clark Petkus
The Washtenaw County Bar Association will host a very special LGBT panel this month. On Oct. 21, the association will present their “Gay Marriage Panel Presentation CLE” in Ann Arbor. The event, which features brunch, will answer the question, “Gay Marriage – What’s on the Horizon in Michigan and Nationally and How Do We Counsel Our Clients?” Special speakers at the event include attorney Richard Roane, editor of the ICLE Michigan Family Law Practice Book and the ACLU’s Jay Kaplan.
Washtenaw County Bar Association also hosts monthly meeting specifically on LGBTQ rights. The LGBTQ Rights Section Meetings are held at the association at noon at the Washtenaw County Clerk’s lower level, 200 N. Main, Ann Arbor. Section Co-Chairs for the event include Angie Martell, recently featured in BTL’s Pet Guide for her Chelsea farm, and Kerene Moore. The next LGBTQ rights meeting is at noon on Thursday, Nov. 6.
The Gay Marriage Panel Presentation CLE will run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. Brunch will be included with registration fee. The Washtenaw County Bar Association can be reached by calling 734-994-4912 or by mailing 101 E. Huron, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor.
For more information, visit www.washbar.org.