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MIDC - Sentencing Advocacy Workshop

Time: April 15-16, 2021 - 9am-4pm each day
Location: Zoom

The MIDC's grant-funded Trial Skills Simulation Program is pleased to announce that we have added a new Sentencing Advocacy Workshop to the continuing education programs that we are able to offer to lawyers representing indigent defendants at no cost.
The Sentencing Advocacy Workshop will cover:
 - Preparing yourself and your client for the presentence interview
 - Presenting mitigating evidence
 - Preserving issues for appeal through objections at sentencing
 - Storytelling in sentencing arguments
 - Preparing your client for allocution
 - Steps to drafting an effective sentencing argument
On Day 2 of the Sentencing Advocacy Workshop, we'll work in small groups at presenting a sentencing argument in one of your real cases. You'll receive feedback from our instructors and work on improving your sentencing argument. 
You must have both audio and video capability to participate in the program. Registrants will meet via Zoom from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm, with a lunch break from noon to 1pm each day. Attendance for the entire 12 hour program is required to earn CLE credit.
All registrants should bring a case that they could use to work on a sentencing argument. This program is interactive and will require participation from registrants. It is not merely a webinar.
Participants will earn 12 hours of CLE credit for participation in the program and the program qualifies for skills credits under Standard 1.
To be eligible for participation in the program, you must be a licensed attorney representing indigent defendants within the State of Michigan. You must plan to participate in the entire program. If you are unable to participate in the entire program, you will not be eligible to receive CLE credit. Registration for this program is limited to 24 registrants, so when registration is full a wait list will be compiled.
Online registration, here.

Questions? Contact Keeley Blanchard at 616-773-2945 or