Bar Journal Staff

    Publications and Website Advisory Committee

    Francine Cullari

    Vice Chairs
    Brendan H. Frey, Website
    John R. Runyan Jr., Michigan Bar Journal
    Linda M. Watson, Michigan Bar Journal Directory

    William J. Ard
    David M. Cohen
    Stephen D. Conley
    Margaret A. Costello
    Jessica S. Fox
    Eli D. Greenbaum
    Jason T. Hanselman
    John O. Juroszek
    Joseph Kimble
    Richard C. Kraus
    Gerard V. Mantese
    John P. Mayer
    Ronald D. Richards Jr.
    Christopher R. Trudeau
    Roberta Wray
    Tyra L. Wright

    Plain English Subcommittee

    Article Submission

    The Michigan Bar Journal accepts the following for publication: (1) general interest articles (2) theme issue articles, and (3) contributions to a column. General interest articles are considered for publication by the Journal's three-member article review committee. Theme issue articles must pertain to the specific theme topic and will be considered for publication by the issue editor. Click here for a list of future theme issues. Contributions to a column must pertain specifically to the column's topic. The column editor will then consider these for publication. All articles and columns must conform to the Michigan Bar Journal's guidelines:

    Articles should be submitted to:
      Linda Novak, Editor
      Michigan Bar Journal
      Michael Franck Building
      306 Townsend Street
      Lansing, MI 48933-2012

    Please direct questions to Linda Novak at (517) 618-6771 or

    About Our Columns

    Citizen Lawyer is an occasional feature of the Michigan Bar Journal, focusing on public service achievements by recognizing lawyers and judges who have made an exceptional voluntary contribution to community causes. To nominate a lawyer, send his or her name and the reasons for your nomination to Francine Cullari at

    Law Practice Solutions is a regular feature brought to you by the State Bar Practice Management Resource Center (PMRC), featuring articles on practice management for lawyers and their staff. Please direct column submissions or suggestions to JoAnn Hathaway, practice management advisor. For more resources offered by the PMRC, visit the Practice Management Resource Center.

    Libraries and Legal Research is a monthly contribution of the State Bar Committee on Libraries, Legal Research, and Legal Publications. For more information about the committee, visit the committee's website.

    Plain Language is a regular feature edited by Joseph Kimble for the Plain English Subcommittee of the Publications and Website Advisory Committee. Contact Prof. Kimble at For a list of previous articles, visit the Chronological Index of Columns.

    Practicing Wellness is a creative outreach effort of the State Bar of Michigan Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program (LJAP), presenting readers with a variety of articles on subjects pertaining to attorney wellness. Please direct column submissions or suggestions to Tish Vincent, LJAP program administrator.

    Trial Practice is designed to provide advice and guidance on how to effectively prepare for and conduct trials. For article submissions or suggestions, contact column editors Gerard Mantese at and Theresamarie Mantese at


    Articles and letters that appear in the Michigan Bar Journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the State Bar of Michigan and their publication does not constitute an endorsement of views which may be expressed. Readers are invited to address their own comments and opinions to or "Opinion & Dissent," Michigan Bar Journal, Michael Franck Building, 306 Townsend St., Lansing, MI 48933-2012. Publication and editing are at the discretion of the editor. Copyright 2013, State Bar of Michigan. The Michigan Bar Journal wishes to encourage republication and dissemination of articles it publishes. For information about securing permission to reprint Journal articles, please address inquiries to

    The contents of advertisements that appear in the Michigan Bar Journal are solely the responsibility of the advertisers. Appearance of an advertisement in the Michigan Bar Journal does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the Bar Journal or the State Bar of Michigan of the goods or services offered, nor does it indicate approval by the State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Ethics or the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission. Advertisers are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable Michigan Rule of Professional Conduct. Publication of an advertisement is at the discretion of the editor.

    The publisher shall not be liable for any costs or damages if for any reason it fails to publish an advertisement. The publisher’s liability for any error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error or the erroneous ad.



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