Detroit / Wayne County

Criminal Advocacy Program

Continuing to Improve
The Criminal Justice System

Anatomy of a Case - Video Tour of Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
Presented by: Susan F. Reed   (also view Guide to the Practice of Criminal Law in Wayne County PDF Format)

Please Read: Third Circuit Court of Michigan - Criminal Division Attorney Eligibility Criteria

The Detroit/Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program (CAP) was established in 1983 for the purpose of developing, expanding, and maintaining high professional standards of representation in felony cases. This year's program plans to:

  • Improve the professional knowledge and skills of all persons who are involved in the administration of the criminal justice system;
  • Educate the bench, bar and public of the need for quality and integrity in prosecution and defense representation;
  • Promote ideas concerning alternatives to the present criminal justice system;
  • Guard against erosion of the rights established by constitutional, statutory, case and other law governing the administration of the criminal system; and
  • Publish, record, and distribute written, video-taped and audio-taped materials pertinent to the administration of the criminal justice system.

The individual sessions have been designed and developed under the joint auspices of judges, members of the private bar, police, prosecutors and defense attorneys. While the training is directed primarily to assigned and retained counsel, other professionals involved in the criminal justice system will also find the seminars a valuable continuing education resource.

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The content, design, development and coordination of this training seminar has been made possible through the donated time and in-kind contributions of criminal justice practitioners. Funding of the training is provided by the practicing indigent defense bar of Wayne County Circuit Court and the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, through a grant administered by the State Appellate Defender Office.

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Schedule of 2015 CAP Seminars

CLE credits are now 1.5 hours per session.

2014 Make Up Schedule

TBD
Friday, August 28, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium

TBD
Friday, September 11, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium

TBD
Friday, September 18, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium

TBD
Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium

TBD
Friday, October 2, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium

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Friday, October 9, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium

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Friday, October 16, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium

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Friday, October 23, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium

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Friday, October 30, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium

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Friday, November 6, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium

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Friday, November 20, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium

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Friday, December 4, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium

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Friday, December 11, 2015, 1:30 PM
C.A.Y.M.C. Auditorium