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SADO - Jail & Pretrial Task Force: Update on New Laws for Defenders

Time: May 18, 2021 - 3-4pm
Location: Zoom

In January 2021, Governor Whitmer signed 20 bills that reshape the pretrial process and how jails are used. The changes are comprehensive and impact defense practice. This training will outline the new laws. Specific focus will be given to how the changes relate to appellate practice.

Faculty: Jessica Zimbelman is a Managing Attorney at SADO where she chairs the Court Rules and Legislation Committee. Jessica also co-chairs the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Rules & Law Committee. Jessica previously worked in the Legislature as the Senior Analyst in the Legislative Corrections Ombudsman’s Office and as a legislative aide in the Michigan House of Representatives. 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.

Register here.

Questions? Contact Marilena David-Martin at or 313-670-0309.