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Judge MacKenzie (Ret.) speaking at the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals Annual Training Conference

Past Presentations

  • Presenter, Veterans Courts, American Judges Association, Las Vegas Nevada 2014
  • Presenter, Appropriate Sanctions and Incentives for Participants with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders, Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, East Lansing Michigan 2014

    Judge MacKenzie at the Migration, Human and Justice conference in Istanbul, Turkey

    Judge MacKenzie at the Migration, Human and Justice Conference in Istanbul, Turkey

  • Panelist, Appropriate Response to Co-Occurring Disorders in the Adult Drug Court Participant, Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals East Lansing Michigan 2014
  • Presenter, Veterans who drive Drunk, American Bar Association, Traffic Court Seminar, Chicago Ill. 2014
  • Presenter, Why Veterans Treatment Court? Vet Court Con Washington D.C. 2013
  • Presenter, Veterans Treatment Courts, Constitutional and Legal Issues, Vet Court Con Washington D.C. 2013
  • Panelist, Wedding Civil Courts and the VTC Model, Vet Court Con Washington D.C. 2013
  • Instructor, The Media in Sex Offender Cases, National Judicial College, Webinar 2013
  • Instructor, Impaired Driving, National Judicial College, Webinar 2013
  • Faculty, Handling the High Visibility Case, American Judges Association, Kona Hawaii, 2013
  • Instructor, The need for Veteran Treatment Courts, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Association of Drug Court Professional, Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, National Judicial College, Webinar 2013
  • Faculty, How do ethically talk to the media about your Drug Court, National Association of Drug Court Professionals Washington Harbor Maryland 2013
  • Instructor, Using Technology to Supervise Defendants, American Bar Association, Webinar, 2013
  • Faculty, Telling your Drug Court Story to the Media, Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, East Lansing Michigan, 2013
  • Faculty, Using Technology to Supervise Defendants, American Judges Association, New Orleans Louisiana, 2012
  • Faculty, How to talk to the Press, Louisiana Judicial College, Destin Florida, 2012
  • Faculty, Driving Them to Sobriety: The Mechanics of Creating and Operating a DWI/Drug Court, a Skills Building Workshop, National Association of Drug Court Professionals Nashville Tennessee, 2012
  • Panelist, Veterans Treatment Court Forum, Annual Conference of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Nashville Tennessee, 2012

    Judge MacKenzie speaking at the MATCP Annual Training Conference

    Judge MacKenzie speaking at the MATCP Annual Training Conference

  • Faculty, Michigan’s New Veterans Treatment Court Statute, Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, East Lansing Michigan 2012
  • Faculty, Telling your Drug Court Story to the Media, Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, East Lansing Michigan 2012
  • Faculty, Co-facilitated Strategic Planning Retreat, Illinois Association of Drug Court Professionals, Starved Rock State Park Illinois 2011
  • Presenter, Driving Them to Sobriety: The Mechanics of Creating and Operating a DWI/Drug Court, a Skills Building Workshop, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Washington DC 2011
  • Panelist, Veterans Treatment Court Summit, A Skills Building Workshop, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Washington DC 2011 National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Washington DC 2011
  • Presenter, Emerging Constitutional Issues, The Second Amendment, American Judges Association, San Diego California, 2011
  • Presenter, The Ten Key Components of a Veterans Treatment Court, Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals East Lansing MI. 2011
  • Faculty, Building a Sobriety Court Team Probation Officer DUI Seminar, Institute for Legal, Legislative and Policy Studies, University of Illinois East Peoria Il. 2011
  • Panelist, Evidence-Based Pretrial Release Decisions, Judicial Symposium, Michigan Judicial Institute Lansing Mi. 2011
  • Presenter,   Discovery and Confrontation Issues Involving Breath Testing, American Judges Association Denver 2010
  • Presenter, DWI Court a primer, Traffic Issues in the 21st Century National Judicial College Arizona Segment Tempe Az. 2010
  • Presenter, Driving Them to Sobriety: The Mechanics of Creating and Operating a DWI/Drug Court, American Bar Association Annual Meeting San Francisco Ca. 2010
  • Panelist, Veterans Treatment Court Forum, Annual Conference of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Boston Ma. 2010

    Judge MacKenzie congratulating a gradute

    Judge MacKenzie congratulating a gradute

  • Presenter, Mock Drunk Driving Trial, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington D.C. 2010
  • Panelist, Questions about criminal traffic issues National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Region 9, San Diego California 2010
  • Panelist, Questions about criminal traffic issues National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington D. 2010
  • Presenter, Dealing with the media, how do talk to the media about your drug court, Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals East Lansing 2010
  • Presenter, Mock Drunk Driving Trial, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington D.C. 2010
  • Presenter, The American Judges Association Website, a Tour, American Judges Association Denver Co. 2010
  • Presenter, Creating an effective state drug court association Anaheim California 2009
  • Presenter, the American Bar Association’ Judicial Fellowship program Washington D. C. 2009
  • Presenter, Building a sobriety court team, Lifesavers, Conference, Nashville Tennessee 2009
  • Presenter, Judicial Ethics, Lifesavers Conference, Nashville Tennessee 2009
  • Opening remarks, Plenary Session, Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals Lansing Michigan 2008
  • Presenter, Keeping your Drug Court Alive, Annual Conference of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Washington D.C. 2007
  • Presenter, Plenary session, Long Term Strategies for Domestic Violence Dockets, Annual Conference of Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan Troy Michigan 2007
  • Presenter, Old Dog New Tricks, Improving Your Current Domestic Violence Program, Annual Conference of Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan Troy Michigan 2007
  • Presenter, Drug Courts, Avoiding the Quicksand; Ethical Considerations for Judges and other Drug Court Team Members, Annual Conference Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, Lansing Michigan 2007
  • Presenter, Drug Courts, What’s in it for You, Annual Conference Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, Lansing Michigan 2006
  • Presenter, Avoiding the Quicksand; Ethical Considerations for Drug Court Judges, Annual Conference Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, Lansing Michigan 2006
  • Presenter, Domestic Violence Prevention, a Community Approach, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence Fifth Annual Conference, Albuquerque New Mexico 2005
  • Presenter, Michigan’s new Drug Court laws, Annual Conference Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, Lansing Michigan 2005
  • Presenter, Introduction to Michigan Law & Procedure for the Media, Hall of Justice Lansing Michigan 2004
  • Presenter, Creating non profit corporations to support drug courts, Annual Conference Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, Lansing Michigan 2004
  • Presenter, Innovative Ideas in Sentencing, American Judges Association Annual Meeting, Montreal Quebec Canada 2003
  • Presenter, DUI Drug Courts – 9th Annual Adult Drug Court Training Conference, Reno Nevada 2003.
  • Panelist, Creating a Sobriety court – Annual Conference Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, Lansing Michigan 2003
  • Panelist, Striking the Right Balance: Prisons, Drug Treatment, and the Michigan Ballot Initiative – a debate on the issues, State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting, Prisons and Corrections Section, Grand Rapids Michigan 2002

    Judge MacKenzie holding court in a local school.

    Judge MacKenzie holding court in a local school.

  • Presenter, Domestic Violence Prevention, a Community Approach, Batter Intervention Services of Michigan, 7th Annual Conference, Dearborn Michigan 2002
  • Presenter, Operating a Sobriety Court, Michigan Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, 20th Annual Conference, Flint Michigan 2002
  • Faculty, Trial Court Performance Standards and The Town Hall Meeting Project, New Judges School, Michigan Judicial Institute, Lansing Michigan 2001
  • Panelist, Starting a Sobriety Court, Annual Conference of the Michigan District Judges Association, Traverse City Michigan 2001
  • Faculty, Building Community Support for Drug Courts, Annual Conference of the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, Lansing Michigan 2001
  • Faculty, Town Hall Meetings and Trial Court Performance Standards, Institute of Judicial Education of Georgia, Brasstown Valley State Park Georgia 2000
  • Presenter, Judicial Outreach, American Judges Association, Kansas City Missouri 2000
  • Faculty, Domestic Violence Specialty Course, Institute of Judicial Education of Georgia, Columbus Georgia 2000
  • Facilitator, Statewide Initiatives on Court and Community Collaboration: A Leadership Forum, National Center for State Courts, American Judges Association, National Association for Court Management, Denver Colorado 2000
  • Faculty, Domestic Violence Specialty Course, Institute of Judicial Education of Georgia, St. Simons Island Georgia 1999
  • Faculty, The Town Hall Meeting Project, New Judges School, Michigan Judicial Institute, Lansing Michigan 1999
  • Keynote, Domestic Violence Prevention, a Community Approach, The Nexus of Community Policing and Domestic Violence, Michigan Regional Community Policing Institute at Michigan State University Lansing Michigan 1999
  • Faculty, Conducting the Preliminary Exam, Oakland County Bar Association Criminal Section, West Bloomfield Michigan 1999
  • Faculty, Domestic Violence Specialty Course, Institute of Judicial Education of Georgia, Sea Island Georgia 1998
  • Faculty, Family Violence-Homicide Prevention Seminar sponsored by Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council Traverse City Michigan 1998
  • Faculty, Best Practices, Sentencing and sanctioning of Drunk Drivers, the Impact Weekend Program, American Probation and Parole Association, Orlando Florida 1998
  • Faculty, Cutting edge programs: The Tobacco Alcohol Prevention Project, Third Annual Michigan Traffic Safety Summit, Lansing Michigan 1998
  • Faculty, Youth at Risk Project First Step, sponsored by Eastern Michigan University Department of Interdisciplinary Technology, Public Safety Administration 1997

    Judge Brian MacKenzie

    Judge MacKenzie at the CNN Headquarters for his interview.

  • Faculty, Domestic Violence Specialty Course, Institute of Judicial Education of Georgia, Sea Island Georgia 1997
  • Faculty, Impact Weekend and its effect of alcohol and recidivism, Conference of the International Community Corrections Association, Cleveland Ohio 1997
  • Panelist, Expediting the Domestic Violence Case, Annual Conference of the Michigan District Judges Association Mancelona Michigan 1996
  • Faculty, Domestic Violence Prevention, National Conference of Pre-Trial Services, Atlanta Georgia 1995
  • Moderator, Alternatives to Incarceration Panel, Annual Conference of the Michigan District Judges Association Traverse City Michigan 1995
  • Faculty, Family Violence-Homicide Prevention Seminar sponsored by Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council Lansing Michigan 1995
  • Keynote, Mid-Michigan conference to Prevent Domestic Violence sponsored by Relief After Violent Encounters St Johns Michigan 1995
  • Faculty, Summit One, the first annual conference on domestic violence sponsored by the Michigan Coordinating Council to Prevent Domestic Violence Troy Michigan 1994
  • Participant, Leon Jaworski Symposium on teaching about the Constitutional and Bill of Rights sponsored by the American Bar Association Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship and The Smithsonian Institution Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Washington D.C 1994
  • Faculty, An Overview of the Defense in 42 USC 1983 Litigation, presented by the State Bar of Michigan, The Federal Bar Association, and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Detroit Michigan 1987
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