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Legislative Update: BIAMI & CABT Partners Win 1st Round in Defeating Heavy Truck Legislation!19-Jul-2017

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No-Fault: Fix It, Don't Nix It15-May-2017

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Capitol Day, Annual Meeting, and Spring Fling03-Apr-2017

On Wednesday, May 17th, we will be gathering in the Mackinaw Room for Capitol Day 2017. It's a chance for brain injury survivors, their friends and family members, caregivers, and professionals to.. Read More...

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BIA HOME : Legal Conference

2017 Legal Conference

Legal Conference logo (no year)

This is a one day conference to focus on the complex legal issues facing people with brain injuries. Learn about the legal system and the protection and resources offers to individuals and their families living with brain injuries.

*online registration will close on 6/6/17, anyone wanting to register after this date can do so in person at the conference registration counter.

Who should attend:

Survivors, Family Members, Caregivers, Case Managers, Health Care Professionals, Social Workers, Attorneys, Psychologists, Nurses, and Counselors.

Reduced Rate Scholarships are available for brain injury survivors and their families who are in need of financial assistance. You must be a current BIAMI member to be eligible for a scholarship. Contract BIAMI for the scholarship form and information, 810-229-5880.


The Inn at St. John's
44045 Five Mile Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170

  • All sessions will be held in the Grande Ballroom
  • Parking: Follow signs for the Grande Ballroom

Continuing Education

This event has been approved by the following organizations for 4.0 CEUs:

  • Case Management (CCMC)
  • Nursing (ONA)
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS)

Exhibits & Sponsorships

At the BIAMI Annual Legal Conference you can reach out to a variety of professionals and network with industry partners making valuable connections.

Session Agenda

Continental breakfast, buffet lunch and exhibit breaks are included.

For a detailed description and summary of sessions CLICK HERE.

8:00AM-8:45AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00AM-10:00AM So You Think You're Insured? Voiding Policies — John Whitman, JD
10:00AM-10:30AM Exhibit Break
10:30AM-11:30AM Jumping Through the Hoops of the Assigned Claims Facility — Jody Lipton, JD
11:30AM-12:45PM Lunch & Exhibit Break
12:45PM-1:00PM Auto No-Fault Legislative Update — Kevin McKinney
1:00PM-2:00PM Challenges with Claims: Fraud or Mistake — Pratheep Sevanthinathan, JD
2:00PM-2:30PM Exhibit Break
2:30PM-3:30PM Do Providers Still have an Independent Cause of Action — Wayne Miller, JD


  • Individual Professional Registration...............$140
  • Brain Injury Survivor & Family Rate..................$65

Hotel Information

The Inn at St. John's
44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170

To make a room reservation:

  • Call the hotel and mention the Brain Injury Association of MI room block: (734) 414-0600
  • You can also make a reservation online, click here and use the group code 10L1Z8
  • Book your room soon! The BIAMI room block and rate discount end on May 17, 2017.