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Interested in being a trainer in Wayne County?

If you are interested in being a trainer in Wayne County at either a brown bag or a CAP seminar, please fill out the Trainer Interest Form HERE.

MIDC Standard 1 proposes the minimum standard for the education and training of defense counsel. New and experienced attorneys who wish to handle cases in Wayne County can take advantage of robust training that is continuously offered.

You can find information surrounding the MIDC training requirements at the Criminal Advocacy Program website HERE, where the NDSD training director has also included a self-check training checklist to review your application requirements prior to submitting an application to our roster.

IDSD assumes oversight responsibilities for compliance with Standard 1, and relevant training is administered by the Neighborhood Defender Service - Detroit (NDSD) through Kristin Lavoy, Training Director.

All new applicants to the Wayne County roster for Calendar 2023 must attend/view a series of orientation sessions via Zoom.

Registration in advance is required! Flyer linked here, dates also highlighted below:

Orientation Day 1: Monday, September 26, 2022 - counts for 2.0 CLE Day 1 Registration
1:30 p.m. ET - 4:00 p.m. ET

After Orientation Day 1, please view the following recordings if you have not already:

  1. Requesting Expert or Investigator Assistance in Wayne County (.5 CLE Hours)
  2. Discovery Requests and Obligations (.75 CLE Hours) (Password: Warrior)
  3. Pretrial Notices and Disclosures (.75 CLE Hours) (Password: Warrior)
  4. Sentencing Alternatives in Wayne (1.0 CLE Hours) (Password is Defend)
  5. Minimum and Maximum Penalties (.5 CLE Hours) (Password: Warrior)

Orientation Day 2: Thursday, September 29, 2022 - counts for 1.5 CLE Day 2 Registration
1:00 p.m. ET - 2:30 p.m. ET

(Optional) Orientation Day 3: Monday, October 3, 2022 Day 3 Registration
2:00 p.m. ET - 3:00 p.m. ET

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