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CLS/SBM - Mackinac Island Policy Conference on Conviction Integrity

Time: June 8-10, 2017
Location: Mackinac Island, MI

The Criminal Law Section is holding its Biennial Mackinac Policy Conference on June 8-10, 2017 at the Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island. The topic of this years Policy Conference is Conviction Integrity.

The Policy Conference will include sessions on: eyewitness testimony, forensic science, bad lawyering, false confessions, abusive head trauma and
personal stories from exonerees.

Registration will be open soon at the State Bar Event Registration Website:

Flyer available here

Scholarships are available for the Conference. To be considered for a scholarship, you must: 1) be an existing member of the Criminal Law Section; 2) register for the conference; and 3) send a one page letter, explaining your area of practice and how attending the conference would benefit you in your practice, to Opolla Brown at The scholarship includes two nights at Mission Point Resort, most meals, and
materials. The scholarship deadline is May 25 at 8 PM. For questions about scholarships, contact Opolla Brown: or 313-224-5731.

For additional questions contact Stephanie Farkas at 248-885-4205 or