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


SADO Deputy Director Marilena David is named a Champion of Justice!

Michigan State Bar Names its 2024 Award Recipients

Congratulations to SADO Deputy Director Marilena David for being recognized by the State Bar of Michigan as a 2024 Champion of Justice! Read more


Spotlight on: Gregory Wines

From the May 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 May 2024 CDN, we put a spotlight on Gregory Wines. Read more


Longer than life sentences

From the May 2024 Criminal Defense Newsletter

Many attorneys will not remember the brief period of time – from 1989 through 1994 – when there was an established rule precluding a sentence that was longer than an individual could reasonably be expected to serve. Read more


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