The Criminal Law Committee is tasked with identifying and addressing issues pertinent to Oakland County Criminal Practitioners as well as to assist all OCBA members in recognizing criminal aspects in non-criminal practice. In furtherance of this mission, the Committee is responsible for developing and implementing ongoing educational and growth opportunities to increase the standard of practice among OCBA members by providing a venue through which criminal practitioners can meet, discuss and learn from shared experiences.
Committee members meet once a month on the third Wednesday of every month at 5:15 p.m. at the OCBA offices to discuss court operations and legal issues of interest, to exchange articles and new case law, and to review courtroom strategies.
NOTE: Some meeting times and locations may vary due to special agendas. Click on the Calendar of Events to view specific meeting information.
To join the Criminal Law Committee, email Merri Lee Jones or call the OCBA at (248) 334-3400.
COMMITTEE AT WORK
On January 20, 2021, the Criminal Law Committee hosted attorneys from the ACLU. Yazmine Nichols from the National ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project and Phil Mayor from ACLU of Michigan offered tips for an effective bail-elimination/reduction argument.