Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
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Annual Meeting & Program

Date: September 26–27, 2019
Location: Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, 730 S Main St, Frankenmuth
Cost: Criminal Law and Prisons & Corrections Section Members—$25; All other registrants—$30.
There is no charge to attend ONLY the Annual Meeting (Friday, 9:00–10:00 a.m.).

Conference attendees have been approved to receive up to six hours of continuing legal education credits through the MIDC.

Register: online or by mail form
Registration deadline is Monday, September 23, 2019. All registrations must be received by this date.*

*Limited pre-approved $30 onsite registration, payable by check or money order ONLY. Contact Christina Hines for approval.

Privacy risks are inherent in the use of digital footprints and biometric identifiers, such as facial recognition and DNA. Nonetheless, our personal data is being collected, recovered, analyzed, and used by law enforcement and private industry with and without our consent. Have we given up our reasonable expectation of privacy—and our constitutional rights—in the digital age?

Speakers include a detective/sergeant from the Michigan State Police's Computer Crimes Unit & Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a specialist from MSP's Digital Analysis and Identification & Biometrics (facial recognition) Section, representatives from Envista Forensics, and a PhD candidate in network security who is also a detective for a sheriff's department.

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The Council is offering scholarships for the Annual Meeting & Program. Scholarship recipients will receive one night’s lodging for Thursday. Applicants must be a member of the Criminal Law Section before applying.

To apply, submit a one-page letter outlining your reasons for wanting to attend this particular conference. Submit your letter to by 5:00 p.m. on September 23, 2019.


Please call Zehnder’s toll free reservation number at (800) 863-7999 and mention the group name. A $100 deposit will be charged at the time of booking if calling by phone to make your reservation. You may also reserve your room online and using group code LAW19. Full payment is required for online bookings.