Comment 6 to Rule 1.1 of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC) provides that: "To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should engage in continuing study and education." Although CLE participation is not a mandatory requirement in Michigan, The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith, P.C. believes that CLE participation and study is crucial to our practice, the quality legal services we provide to our clients, and our professional development. Therefore, The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith, P.C. participates in various types of CLE throughout the year, such as attending various conferences and seminars.
Attorneys Shannon M. Smith and Stephanie Farkas will travel to Las Vegas in October to attend the National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center's (N.C.A.D.R.C.) National Child Abuse Defense Conference. This conference is designed for criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, legal aid and family court lawyers, private investigators, and other concerned professionals dealing with cases involving allegations of child abuse. Experts will provide presentations on various topics, such as forensics, investigation, medicine, science, psychology, and the law.
Participating in conferences and seminars such as the National Child Abuse Defense Conference not only helps The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith, P.C. stay current on the law, emerging legal issues, and relevant science and research involved in these types of complicated cases, but it also gives us the opportunity to meet and build relationships with nationally recognized experts.
The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith, P.C. understands the complexity and seriousness of child abuse allegations. If you are facing false allegations of criminal sexual conduct, child molestation, physical child abuse, shaken baby syndrome, or any other type of child abuse allegation, contact The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith, P.C. today to discuss your case with an experienced child abuse attorney.