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Founded in 1976, the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM) was established by criminal defense lawyers from across the state. By providing training and educational resources to its members, the organization strives to enhance the quality of representation of indigent defendants and others accused of crimes.
Members of CDAM come from both private practices and the public sector and have a range of experience from new to well-seasoned.
Many of the top criminal defense lawyers in Michigan belong to this trusted professional association.
Contact Information for CDAM:Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM)
CDAM provides education, resources, and support to Michigan criminal defense attorneys through its spring and fall conferences and its annual trial college. CDAM publishes a quarterly newsletter, Right to Counsel, and an annual Member Directory.
In addition, CDAM provides information and support to the criminal defense community and members of all three branches of state government in Michigan. CDAM’s services and publications reach over 2,500 individuals and organizations statewide.
CDAM sponsors a series of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) conferences geared towards providing a nuts and bolts approach to helping the criminal law practitioners. The members of CDAM include both solo practitioners and attorneys in large law firms.
The benefits of membership to CDAM include:
CDAM also publishes an online newsletter called "Right to Counsel" which provides criminal defense attorneys with information on the organization, legislature changes, and recent appellate decisions.
CDAM is governed by officers including a president, first and second vice president, secretary, and treasurer. The organization is also run by board members, an executive director, and an education director.
Members are encouraged to take on leadership roles in the standing committees including:
The members of the Criminal Defense Association of Michigan are invited to sign up for several upcoming events including: