Jan 2012

Mark Satawa Featured in Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), Weekly Law and Practice Update

Mark A. Satawa is featured in this week’s Weekly Law and Practice Update, published by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. His article on Getting and Keeping your Clients off the Sex Offender Registry, was featured in ICLE’s Weekly Law and Practice Update’s Top Tips in Ten Minutes. The article offers practical, how to information for practicing attorneys about the recent changes to Michigan’s Sex Offender Law.

The topics included hints on dealing with Michigan’s new SORA law, including:

  1. Become familiar with the new three-tier system of listed offenses.
  2. Many younger juvenile offenders are no longer required to register.
  3. Romeo and Juliet offenders may petition for removal from the list.
  4. Prepare removal petitions based on consent with great care.
  5. Only one removal petition may be filed.
  6. The Romeo and Juliet defense can prevent listing on the registry.
  7. Juveniles convicted of a Tier III offense must wait 25 years to petition for removal.
  8. Avoid the registry in the first place.
  9. Read (and reread) the statute.

The full article can be viewed at

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