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Time: October 7, 2021 - 9:30-10:30am
Location: Zoom

In this session, MAACS Administrator Brad Hall and Litigation Support Counsel Patty Maceroni will provide an update on the appellate indigent defense system and roster, including caseload trends, system reforms, regional assignment list expansion, Zoom video client visits, court rule changes, litigation support, mitigation and reentry support, and future goals. There will be time for questions and answers about appointed appellate practice and procedure (non-substantive).

Brad Hall is the MAACS Administrator. Brad is a graduate of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he gained practical experience working at the Southern Center for Human Rights, Cook County Public Defender Office, and Center on Wrongful Convictions. After a clerkship with Judge Nancy G. Edmunds on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, he spent eight years as a staff attorney at the Federal Defender Office in Detroit, handling trials, appeals, and habeas corpus cases. As amicus counsel for the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, he has briefed and argued several significant cases in the Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals, one of which was awarded a Distinguished Brief Award by Cooley Law School. Brad is Chair of the SBM Appellate Practice Section.

Patricia Maceroni is the MAACS Litigation Support Counsel. She is an experienced defense attorney with 30 years of experience representing clients in state and federal court at the trial and appellate levels.


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