Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 01:00
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Managing Your Time, Maintaining Your Boundaries

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (EST)

For many of us, it often appears there are not enough hours in the day. This feels especially true when you find yourself doing your work, the work of others, and managing home life responsibilities. In this session, we will talk about identifying common pitfalls that contribute to our general overwhelm, and we will discuss tips for refocusing your time on your goals and priorities.


Marilena David is the Deputy Director at the Michigan State Appellate Defender Office. She has been at SADO since 2007 when she began as an intern. She represents individuals on appeal of their felony convictions and individuals who are being resentenced after serving unconstitutional juvenile life without parole sentences. Marilena manages the Criminal Defense Resource Center and provides training, resources, and support to the criminal defense bar. She regularly trains lawyers around the country on writing, research, sentencing mitigation, client relationships, issue spotting, sustainability, and more. Marilena launched and manages Project Reentry, a program focused on supporting people on their journey home from prison. Marilena serves on the Board of Directors for numerous Michigan defense education programs and is past chair of the State Bar of Michigan's (SBM) Prisons & Corrections Section where she currently serves on the Council. She serves on the National Association for Public Defense Core Well-Being Committee and contributes to developing and implementing national standards for public defense sustainability. Marilena is the recipient of the 2014 SBM Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, the 2014 Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Justice for All Award, and the 2018 Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Community Impact Award. In 2019, she was appointed by Governor Whitmer to serve on the Michigan Community Corrections Board. In 2021, she was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve on the Michigan Judicial Council.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation for this program will be sought in all applicable jurisdictions.  Additional CLE information will be available after the conclusion of this program.