MAACS is hiring an Assignment Coordinator

Applications accepted through July 26, 2024

Applications are now being accepted for an Assignment Coordinator for the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System (MAACS). Read more


SADO is hiring a Mitigation Specialist

Applications accepted through July 14, 2024

Applications are now being accepted for a Mitigation Specialist to assist in legal representation of individuals sentenced to life without parole as youth. Read more


SADO is hiring a new MAACS Administrator

Applications due by August 4, 2024

SADO is accepting applications for the Administrator of the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System (MAACS), one of the pioneering managed assigned counsel public defender systems in the nation. Read more


National Center for State Courts develops caseload model for SADO and MAACS

From the June 2024 Criminal Defense Newsletter

To provide effective representation, apply enough time and attention to each client’s case, comply with ethical rules, and sustain their own health and well-being, appellate public defenders need reasonable workloads. Read more


Surgical castration and other post-sentence punishments

From the June 2024 Criminal Defense Newsletter

For some, the penalty of surgical castration of a sex offender is deeply troubling. Read more


Spotlight on: Rick and Chad Catalino

From the June 2024 Criminal Defense Newsletter

Spotlight is a regular feature of SADO's Criminal Defense Newsletter (CDN), in which we get to know a member of the Michigan criminal defense community a little better. In the June 2024 CDN, we put a spotlight on Rick and Chad Catalino. Read more


MAACS is accepting applications to join the roster

Applications accepted through September 13, 2024

The Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System (MAACS) is accepting applications from conscientious criminal defense attorneys with all levels of criminal appellate experience. Read more


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