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MCODSA Spring Training 2018 Seminar
April 12, 2018 through April 13, 2018

The DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids

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 For more information, please contact the M.C.O.D.S.A. office at (800) 99 - CIVIL

4747 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512


For overnight accommodations, please contact the facility directly at 616-957-0100 and mention MCODSA or Group Code # MCO to get your room discount. Our room block will fill quickly, so please book your rooms early.
Program Overview
MCODSA invites you and your staff to attend our Annual Spring Training Seminar. We believe that training is essential to maintaining the highest level of integrity and professionalism in our field.

The Association has held Training Seminars throughout Michigan since 1979. This year’s seminar will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Grand Rapids, MI. For overnight accommodations, please contact the facility directly at 616-957-0100 and mention MCODSA to get your room discount.

In addition to the Training Seminar, MCODSA will also be offering our workshops on Thursday, April 12th, 2018. This is extremely beneficial to those who are new to the civil process field, as it provides basic information as well as some more in depth discussion.  This year’s workshop will cover all aspects of civil process in a relaxed discussion style format. The workshop is only available to those attendees that preregister for this seminar. Register today to participate in this great workshop.
  • General Civil Process Overview by Attorney Don H. Passenger - Howard Law Group
  • Process Server/Court Officer/Court Relations by Gary Secor - 61st District Court Administrator
  • Legislative Updates by Jeff Kirkpatrick
  • Landlord Tenants & Evictions by Attorney James R. Scheuerle  - Andrews Scheuerle + Huss, PLLC
  • Relevance of Civil Process to the Court System by Honorable David H. Sawyer - Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Requests and Orders to Seize Property by Attorney Richard L. Bolhouse - Bolhouse, Hofstee & McLean

For those of you wishing to become Certified through MCODSA,three Certification Exams will be available following the workshop on Thursday, April 6th The Certified Process Server (CPS) exam tests your knowledge on the laws and procedures necessary to possess a solid foundation of knowledge for serving general civil process. The Certified Eviction Specialist (CES) demonstrates your knowledge of the law and procedures necessary to serve general civil process and orders of eviction. The CES is designed for those court officers and deputies who serve evictions and do not do other types of property seizures. The Certified Court Officer (CCO) exam demonstrates your knowledge of the laws and  procedures necessary to serve general civil process, orders of eviction, and the seizure of personal and real property.  Exams will be administered and collected after the Workshop for any that would like to become certified.

New to MCODSA or want to catch up with some old friends? The MCODSA Hospitality Suite will be Thursday, April 12th, 2018. This is a great opportunity to introduce yourself, meet someone new, or say hi to an old friend, as well as enjoy drinks and refreshments. The Hospitality Suite will be from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Look for Suite details in the hotel lobby for room location.

Register before March 29, 2018 for $25 off the regular registration fee!

Please Note: In the event you are unable to attend the seminar after registering, you must contact us at least 3 days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund.  All seminar attendees are subject to the MCODSA Code of Conduct.
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