The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission will hold its next meeting on August 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School, live in Lansing and simulcast in Auburn Hills and Grand Rapids at the following addresses:
300 S. Capitol Ave, Lansing (room 308)
111 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids (room 305)
2630 Featherstone, Auburn Hills (room 100)
A printable flyer is available here.
In addition to normal business, this meeting will also serve as a public hearing on the first set of standards for the local delivery of indigent defense services that have been proposed and posted for comment by the MIDC. These standards involve education and training, the initial client interview, experts and investigators, and counsel at first appearance in front of a judge.
For complete details on the proposed standards, please see the MIDC’s website. Comments on these proposed standards can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 200 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933. MIDC staff will post the comments on their website and all comments received prior to Friday August 7, 2015 by 5 p.m. will be submitted for consideration by the Commission.
Please note: All are welcome and encouraged to attend the public hearing, but seating is limited and available only on a first-come-first-served basis.
If you intend to speak at the public hearing about the proposed minimum standards please RSVP to be guaranteed speaking time at the hearing. You can RSVP to speak at either the Lansing, Auburn Hills or Grand Rapids locations (click on location link to reserve your spot).
Please contact (517) 648-3143 for additional information or inquiries.