The Art of Writing an Effective Sentencing Memo

Published by Oakland County Bar Association


Do the circumstances surrounding your client's case lend themselves to a mitigated sentence? If so, one of the best ways to organize your thoughts and effectively represent your client at sentencing is to create a solid sentencing memorandum. Our experts will provide an overview of the factors that go into writing this important document.

Hon. Michael Warren
Judge Michael Warren was appointed to the Oakland Circuit Court by Governor John Engler where he has served since 2002. He was the presiding Judge, General Civil/Criminal Division from 2010-2013 and 2015-2017. He is a Board Member/Trustee:...More
Emily E. Long, Esq.
Emily E. Long is a former assistant prosecutor in Oakland County. Ms. Long is a cum laude graduate of Michigan State University's Detroit College of Law where she completed the prestigious Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. She received her...More

Originally Published

May 21, 2019

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  • The Art of Writing an Effective Sentencing Memo - Video

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