CDAM 2022 Spring Conference taking place in Pontiac

The Criminal Defense Attorney of Michigan will present the CDAM 2022 Spring Conference in person this year.  “Law and Order A to Z” will take place Thursday through Saturday, March 10-12, at the Auburn Hills Marriott, Pontiac, 3600 Centerpoint Parkway in Pontiac.

The schedule includes:

—Thursday, March 10

• “A Is for Attorney” with Lisa Kirsch Satawa. (There is a separate registration & fee for this program.)

• CADM Annual Meeting. All CDAM members are welcome to attend. Those interested in running for CDAM’s Board of Directors must attend a board meeting.

—Friday, March 11

• “Representing Clients in High Profile Cases & Clients Charged with Sex Crimes” with Donna Rotunno, Chicago

• “Discovering Your Story Through the Art of Song” with Florence Dore, Chapel Hill, NC

• “SADO’s Web of Knowledge” with Marilena David, Detroit, 

• “Pre-Charge Representation: Contact-Relationship-Negotiation” with Ellen Michaels, West Bloomfield

• “Arraignments: A Magistrate and Practitioner Perspective” with Nadine Hatten, Troy

• “Just Don’t Do It: Lawyers, Extrajudicial Statements, and Social Media” with Ann M. Roan, Boulder, CO

• “Making the Police Work for You and Your Client: Effective Cross-Exam of a Police Witness” with Mariell Lehman, Bloomfield Hills

• “Driver’s License Restoration 101” with Aida Spahic, Birmingham

• “Federal Sentencing Update” with Lisa Dwyer, Royal Oak, and Elizabeth A. LaCosse, Marquette

• “Jumping into the Job: When Representation Begins in the Middle of a Case” with Marisa Vinsky, Okemos

• “Crimmigration: How to Navigate the Intersection Between Criminal and Immigration Law” with Krystal-Marie Medina, Lincoln Park

• “Using the Preliminary Examination to Discover Your Winning Trial Story” Keeley Blanchard, Greenville, MI 

—Saturday, March 12

• “Michigan Law Updates” with Adrienne Young, Detroit

• “Michigan Sentencing Guidelines and Cases You Should Know” with Anne Yantus, Detroit

• “Announcements and Updates” with Karl P. Numinen, CDAM president; Kristen Staley, MIDC executive director; Marilena David, SADO’s deputy director; and Brad Hall, MAACS administrator

Cost for the conference is  $360 for attorneys paying their own way and $85 for law school students. 

Some county/court funding units will pay for part, or all, of the cost of a registration. It is up to registrants to contact their local funding unit to determine what is applicable and what payment or reimbursement method will be used.

To register online, visit For questions, call CDAM at 517-579-0533.