Continuing Legal Education

Advancing Education Is Very Important

“Absorb what is useful, Discard what is useless, Add what is specifically yours.”
– Bruce Lee –

As our firm grows, we 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 we require our attorneys, to participate in continuing legal education. A partial list is located below.

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.

Most Recent Education & Training


Hillman Trial College


Grand Rapids, MI

Criminal Defense Attorney’s of Michigan Fall Conference


Traverse City Michigan – Michael D. Hills, Jessica E. LaFond

Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals


Grand Rapids Michigan – Michael D. Hills, Jessica E. LaFond

Trial College


Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Lansing Michigan

Federal Training


Criminal history scoring/career offender and new issues relative to predicate convictions. Grand Rapids Michigan

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Defending Sex Crimes Conference


“Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases” Las Vegas Nevada

“Forensic Psychiatry, Criminal Competencies and Malingering,”


Presentation: William J. Sanders, D.O., M.S.

Prosecutorial Misconduct


Defender Services Office, Washington D.C.

Fall Conference


Criminal Defense Association of Michigan

National Lawyers Guild Conference


Law for the People/Police Shooting Cases

Hillman Advocacy Program


Trial College

We 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, we want them to know our firm is dedicated to doing the best job possible. By continuing our education to stay up to date, we will be better positioned to help our clients.

Blog as Continuing Legal Education

We 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. We 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 The Firm: 269.373.5430