The award was established in 1977 in memory of Hon. Donald S. Leonard (1903-1976), a Detroit Recorder's Court judge and Commissioner of the Michigan State Police from 1947-1952.Judge Leonard had a life-long interest in the continuing education of law enforcement professionals.This year's Leonard Award was presented to Sergeant Cook, who received his B.A. summa cum laude from Saginaw Valley State University and then maintained a 4.0 G.P.A. throughout his M.S. studies at Central Michigan University.Sergeant Cook has acquired over 5,000 hours of in-service training during the course of his law-enforcement career and is an instructor at the MSP on a number of different subjects.
The award was presented at a Michigan State Police
Pursuant to an amendment of the Criminal Law Section bylaws, approved by the general membership in September of 2000, section dues were raised from $15 to $20; the increase took effect for the 2001-2002 dues calendar year.With the reorganization and budget constraints at the State Bar
, it appears that the slight increase in dues is offset by the increased benefits and services the CLS provides to our members.
The Biennial Summer Conference was held June 7-8 at the Eagle Crest Conference Center