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Free CLE

For Sustaining Members

Sustaining Members of the Macomb Bar may attend CLE's without charge.  Advanced registration is required.

For Criminal Indigent Defense

Any attorney that provides criminal defense for the indigent through assigned counsel programs in Macomb County or through the Macomb County Public Defender Office, is eligible for UNLIMITED FREE Annual CLE's.

Attorneys applying for indigent assigned counsel are eligible for 16 free Skills Hours.

*Mandatory CLE for Indigent Defense

The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) has promulgated Standards for indigent representation.  The Macomb Bar and its training partner, the Criminal Defense Association of Michigan, delivers MIDC compliant training sessions in Macomb County.  Macomb Bar / CDAM offers “Skills” trainings for attorneys with less than two years experience and “Annual” hours for any attorney working under the auspices of a the Macomb County Public Defender office or Macomb County Assigned Counsel systems.

To register for Macomb Bar / CDAM CLE training sessions, visit

To learn more about MIDC Standards visit

To report your CLE hours, please send a digital copy of the certificate to Samantha Jones at


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