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For Sustaining Members

Sustaining Members of the Macomb Bar may attend CLEs 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 CLEs.

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 and track your CLE hours:

Register at to create a free CE Broker account.  As your credits are uploaded you will be able to see your current compliance status in real time when you are logged into your account.

Upload your proofs of completion to your account.  Some providers will do this automatically but if you do not see that you received credit within 1-2 weeks of the event you can upload proof on your own so that your account is properly credited.  MIDC will add your credits if you have providers email notices of completion to but it is your responsibility to make sure that your account is accurate and current as of December 31st of each year.  Please retain copies of your proof of completion for your records in case issues arise.

If you are unable to create an account, you need to be added to the MIDC list by the body that you provide indigent defense through (i.e. public defender's office or MAAC) as they submit lists quarterly to MIDC and then CE Broker adds to their roster once those lists are updated.  While you are waiting to be added just save your certificates of completion and you can load them all at once when your account has been created.

Note that there are paid options for CE Broker but those are not required for you to track your hours.  You are free to sign up for those options at your own discretion but the free account is all that you need and no credit card information is required.

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