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About the Criminal Law Section

The Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan provides education, information, and analysis about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, this site, public service programs, and publication of a newsletter. Membership in the Section is open to all members of the State Bar of Michigan. Statements made on behalf of the Section do not necessarily reflect the views of the State Bar of Michigan.

The purposes of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan are:

  • to study the criminal law and procedure of the State of Michigan, making recommendations to the State Bar of Michigan, elected officials, the Legislature, the judiciary, and the general public of this State concerning alterations, innovations, and improvements therein so as to promote justice and the efficient administration of justice, and to protect the public and the rights of each individual
  • to promote means of reducing the volume of crime in the State of Michigan
  • to promote effective institutional and non-institutional correction and rehabilitation of individuals convicted of violating criminal laws of the State

The Criminal Law Section proposes to accomplish the above by promoting research projects, sponsoring meetings, institutes, and conferences of educational value, supporting publication of legal writings, and adopting positions on issues of public concern in the field of criminal law.


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