CDRC Subscriptions

The Criminal Defense Resource Center offers resources, services, and trainings to criminal defense practitioners throughout the state. SADO’s print resources may be purchased by subscribers and non-subscribers alike.

SADO's CDRC Web Subscribers have access to the following resources:

  • Defender Book Series (Defender Trial Book Plea & Sentencing Book, Motions Book, and Habeas Book); available online, in print, and on USB flash drive.
  • SADO’s Sentencing Guidelines Manual Annotated containing up-to-date case law in a convenient sized book.
  • Criminal Defense Newsletter – 8 to 12 issues published throughout the year.
  • Access to SADO’s Brief Bank where users can find pleadings filed by SADO attorneys in the trial and appellate courts.
  • Appellate case summaries delivered to your inbox regularly.
  • Expert Witness Database containing transcripts from experts testifying throughout the state; the database is searchable by expert name, type, and county.
  • Misconduct Database containing misconduct documents relating to police officers throughout the state; the database is searchable by officer name, county, and misconduct type.
  • User Pleadings Database containing pleadings filed by SADO attorneys and subscribers; the database is searchable by pleading type, filer, and county.
  • Practical manuals, such as the Defender Guide to the MDOC and Defender Guide to Commutations.
  • Access to live trainings and a wealth of archived training videos and materials on topics such as motion practice, sentencing, forensic sciences, and much more.
  • 24 hour access to a criminal defense attorney-only e-mail and web-based forum with over 1,500 criminal defense attorney subscribers.
  • SADO's Defender Evidence Manual Annotated containing the Michigan Rules of Evidence with published and relevant unpublished caselaw organized by rule number for quick reference.
  • SADO's Defender Guide to Search & Seizure in Michigan contains comprehensive case annotations, practice pointers, critical questions for inquiry, and case law on emerging issues, including the resurgence of the “property rights” theory of governmental intrusion.
  • SADO's Appellate Manual offers a comprehensive guide for attorneys practicing in Michigan’s Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
  • SADO's Reentry Guidebook attempts to capture the basic information needed to navigate the sometimes-complicated procedures for obtaining basic needs, such as housing, identification, employment, and education. Each chapter contains its own table of contents and cross-references, allowing quick identification of useful material. Key word searching is available on all of our online materials.
  • SADO's Representing Individuals Facing Juvenile Life Without Parole Manual is a resource that covers aspects of JLWOP advocacy in Michigan. The book contains information on the history of case law development, building a competent defense team, working with experts, conducting mitigation investigations, developing and presenting a sentencing theory, motion practice, preparing for hearings and sentencings, and appeals.  

Print versions of our Defender Books, Criminal Defense Newsletters, and Manuals can be purchased separately or in addition to any web-based product plan. Full information and pricing can be found and purchased online using SADO's Products page.