Continuing Legal Education


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Hills Law Lawyers are Always Continuing to Be Current On Ever Changing Law

As my firm grows I believe it is important to continue our education.  The law changes all the time and as lawyers, we cannot rely on what we learned 15 years ago in Law School.  That’s why I require myself, and our attorneys, to participate in continuing legal education.  A partial list is located to the right of this page.

You will note all of our training is dedicated to criminal defense and trial work.  This is our chosen craft and this is what we know.

I began posting our continuing education because potential clients should know our dedication to our craft.   As our potential clients are researching the right attorney for their problem I want them to know our firm is dedicated to doing the best job possible.  By continuing our education to stay up to date my firm will be better positioned to help our clients.

Blog as Continuing Legal Education

I also maintain a blog that is dedicated to explaining some of the legal principles that we deal with on a daily basis.  You will notice some of the issues are just breaking and others are well-established doctrine.  I look at the blog as a way to keep us sharp at the law office.  By writing a regular blog it helps us keep abreast of new laws and freshen up on old ones.

Continuing our education keeps our talons sharp at Hills Law Office.  This will, in turn, help our clients achieve the best results possible.

Contact Hills Law Today

If you or a family member are in trouble with the law, give us a call at 866-243-7410 or Contact Us, we can help.

Mike Hills

Hills Law Continuing Legal Education

Jessica And Dean
Jessica LaFond with "Making A Murder" 
defense Attorney Dean Strang


Criminal Defense Association of Michigan Fall Conference - 2018 

Criminal Defense Attorney’s of Michigan Fall Conference, Traverse City Michigan - Michael D. Hills, Jessica E. LaFond - November 2016

Coming Together Conference, Kalamazoo - October 2016

Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals March 2016; Grand Rapids Michigan - Michael D. Hills, Jessica E. LaFond

Trial College; Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Lansing Michigan - August 2015

Federal Training; criminal history scoring/career offender and new issues relative to predicate convictions.  Grand Rapids Michigan, July 2015

2015 Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals Conference -  Michael Hills presenter

Criminal Defense Attorney's of Michigan's Fall Conference, Traverse City Michigan, November 2014

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's Defending Sex Crimes Conference, "Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases" Las Vegas Nevada, November 2014

"Forensic Toxicology for Attorneys 2014: Alcohol, Drugs & How to Use and Expert,"
Presented by Dr. John Vasiliades, DABFT, DABCC, Lab Director, Tox Labs
August 2014

"Incentive and Sanctions Training; National Association of Drug Court Professionals,"
Presented by Helen Harberts, M.S., J.D.; Terrance Walton, NDCI Faculty
April 2014

"Criminal History in Sentencing - Descamps, Its Changes, and Where the Supreme Court May Go Next,"
Presented by Paresh Patel, Appellate Attorney, Federal Public Defender’s Office, District of Maryland, Greenbelt, MD
April 2014

Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals
Michigan Conference
March 2014

"Forensic Psychiatry, Criminal Competencies and Malingering," Presentation: William J. Sanders, D.O., M.S.
March 2014

Drug Court Presentation: Alternative Tracks in Adult Drug Courts, Douglas Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D.
February 2014

Conference – Eyewitness Identification
Michigan Bar Association – Criminal Law Section
February 2014

Electronic Surveillance and Constitutional/Legislative Protections
February 2014

Prosecutorial Misconduct.  Defender Services Office, Washington D.C.
January 2014

Fall Conference – Criminal Defense Association of Michigan
November 2013

National Lawyers Guild Conference – Law for the People/Police Shooting Cases
October 2013

Hillman Advocacy Program (Trial College)
January 2013

Sentencing Guideline Workshop, Lansing, MI
October 2011