Lansing criminal defense attorney Tiffany DeBruin was recently named the 2019 President for the Clinton County Bar Association, a professional association for lawyers in the area to expand their knowledge and legal skills through a variety of networking events, speakers, and other activities. Attorney DeBruin volunteered to serve as Secretary for the association in 2017. From there, she moved to the position of Vice President in 2018.
In her current position, attorney DeBruin is assisting in the revamping of the organization. Historically, the Clinton County Bar Association only holds four annual meetings, and hosts few speakers. Under her leadership, the group plans to host several speakers in 2019, including:
- A jury consultant and voir dire expert
- A polygraph examiner (who is also a former Michigan State Police officer)
- Two private investigators
- A certified divorce financial analyst, forensic accountant, and tax attorney
In addition to these presentations, the Clinton County Bar Association will be hosting an administrative meeting, during which local attorneys will the new standards required under the Michigan Indigent Defense Counsel program. Local judges will also be in attendance.
Attorney DeBruin is also seeking continuing legal education (CLE) for members of the association who are on court-appointed lists. Such classes and seminars aim to give back to the community through communication and collaboration with other bar associations in the area.
Michigan State Bar’s Criminal Jurisprudence and Practice Committee
Attorney DeBruin’s volunteer work expands beyond the Clinton County Bar Association, as she offers her time to serve a three-year term on the Michigan State Bar Criminal Jurisprudence and Practice Committee. This group, which meets monthly, supports the State Bar of Michigan’s public policy program by
“Reviewing and making recommendations on proposed court rules and legislation related to criminal jurisprudence and practice; making recommendations for administrative, court rule, and statutory changes concerning improvements in criminal jurisprudence and practice; and collaborating with other State Bar committees to provide feedback on proposed administrative, court rule, and statutory changes related to criminal jurisprudence and practice in the courts.”
Attorney DeBruin’s term on the Michigan State Bar Criminal Jurisprudence and Practice Committee ends in 2021.
Experienced Legal Counsel in Lansing
Through her involvement with the Clinton County Bar Association and the Michigan State Bar’s Criminal Jurisprudence and Practice Committee, attorney Tiffany DeBruin gains valuable experience that will assist her in helping her clients who face any number of legal matters, including:
- Drug offenses
- Issues related to medical marijuana
- Assault, battery, and domestic violence cases
- OWIs (operating a vehicle while intoxicated)
- Arson and other property crime charges
- Traffic violations
- Criminal fraud charges
- Theft crimes
- Crimes against peace, public, and law enforcement officers
- Juvenile offenses
If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a criminal offense in the Lansing area, reach out to attorney Tiffany DeBruin right away. With years of criminal defense experience, she is prepared to take on your case and fight for you to receive a fair outcome.