Phone: (313) 224-5722


  • 28 Aug 2020 2:56 PM | Lillian Diallo (Administrator)


    Wayne County is pleased to remind you of significant benefits available to criminal defense attorneys accepting felony assignments. 

    Due to generous state funding from the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC), complimentary memberships in training resources will be provided on an annual basis.  There are online resources now available to you from the State Appellate Defender Office (SADO) and the National Association for Public Defense (NAPD).   

    As part of Wayne County‚Äôs compliance plan, the county is paying for your access to the resources located on, which includes training videos, defender books, a brief bank, databases with experts and more. Over the next couple of weeks, SADO will be creating your accounts and you will receive an email with your login credentials. The email will also ask you to certify that you are a criminal defense attorney. Follow the instructions and you will then have full access. If you do not receive an email from SADO by mid-March, please contact Heather Waara,

    Complimentary memberships with the National Association for Public are also available.  NAPD annually presents nearly 40 interactive, 60-90 minute webinars on relevant topics from the nation's top faculty, and stores more than 250 video-recorded webinars in its Webinar Archive, along with live training events and much more.

    In order to access your NAPD membership, check for email notification (remember to check your spam folder).  Or, you can visit the website and login using the email address you have registered with the State Bar of Michigan and your FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME (e.g. john.smith).  Thereafter you can change your password and otherwise personalize your account.

    If you have difficulty accessing your NAPD membership, please contact Marla McCowan,


Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association | 1441 St. Antoine, Suite 810,  Detroit, MI 48226 | Phone: (313) 224-5722


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