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SADO/MAACS - Challenging the PSIR

Time: November 9, 2021 - 12:30-1:30pm
Location: Zoom

The Virtual Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System Orientation with Jessica Zimbelman

Jessica Zimbelman is a Managing Attorney with the State Appellate Defender Office, representing people statewide as they appeal their convictions and sentences. She has appeared before the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court multiple times, as well as trial courts throughout the state. Prior to SADO, she was the Senior Analyst in the Legislative Corrections Ombudsman’s Office, monitoring the Michigan Department of Corrections on behalf of the State Legislature. Her experiences allowed her to be the primary author of the Defender Guide for Attorneys: Policies and Procedures of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC)”, published by the Criminal Defense Resource Center at SADO. She previously was an Adjunct Professor at MSU College of Law, instructing 1L and 2L students in writing and oral advocacy. Prior to law school, Jessica was a legislative aide in the Michigan House of Representatives and continues to be active in the policy world through SADO and as Co-Chair of the Rules and Law Committee of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan. Jessica is a member of the Representative Assembly of the State Bar of Michigan, representing Ingham County. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Ingham County Bar Association.


Online registration, here.