CDAM Spring Conference 2023
The Game of Fundamental Rights: Your Rights, Your Way
Auburn Hills Marriott, Pontiac | Pontiac, MI | Rates start at $129 at the host hotel and rates are good through March 1, 2023 (pending availability for the lowest rates). Click here to reserve a hotel room!
Conference Price: $360 | CLE Hours Accrued: 12.0
A IS FOR ATTORNEY | 9:30am - 5:30pm | 8 CLE Skill Hours | $240.00
Experience CDAM’s acclaimed new lawyer session. Learn what a new lawyer needs to know to begin practicing criminal defense: interviewing a client, setting up a file, nuts and bolts of criminal court procedures, Q&A. Morning session is procedure, working lunch. Afternoon session is trial skills. Click here to register now for A is For Attorney!
YOUR CASE ISSUES | 4pm - 6pm | No CLE Hours Issued | CDAM Members Only |Just Show Up!
Stumped on a strategy? Have questions on a case? This is your opportunity to get feedback and assistance from an experienced CDAM trial attorney. Your Case Issues on Thursday, March 9, is open to CDAM Members-only and is free. No reservation needed -- just show up. Check in at the registration desk and CDAM staff will direct you to the meeting room.
Rhonda B. Ives, Faculty
CDAM BOARD MEETING | 6:15pm All CDAM members are welcome to attend. Those interested in running for CDAM’s Board of Directors must attend a board meeting.
Below are the amazing speakers and presenters for this year's Spring Conference!
PLENARY SESSION: Stakeholder Updates presented by:
Arthur J. Weiss,
PLENARY SESSION: Gold You Can Get from Police and First Responders presented by:
Dennis G. Whittie, Ferndale, MI
Description: Learn about in-depth information that can be obtained from police personnel and MCOLES files; how to identify key information on emergency medical support reports; errors resulting in police retraining; salient points that should appear in a police report and how to recognize gaps missing from reports; and more!
False Confessions: Did I Really Say That? presented by:
Harry Mihas, Detroit, MI
Juvenile Law: The New Road Ahead presented by:
Joshua Pease, Lansing, MI
Work Product v FOIA: Discovering Hidden Gems presented by:
Issa G. Haddad, Bingam Farms, MI
BREAKOUT SESSION: You Can Always Get What You Want -- Ideas for Obtaining Discovery to Win Your Case presented by:
Competency to Proceed in Juvenile Court presented by:
Dr. Carol Holden, Ann Arbor, MI
Voir Dire by Ven presented by:
BREAKOUT SESSION: The Death of DRE in Michigan (At least for Now) presented by:
Barton W. Morris, Jr., Royal Oak, MI
Crafting the Message – How to Manage the Message
William H. Murphy, Jr., Baltimore, MD
Prosecuted for Doing My Job: Surviving an Overreaching Prosecutor: What Happens When A Prosecutor Indicts the Defense Attorney presented by:
Joshua Treem, Baltimore, MD