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Article Submission Process

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:

Article Guidelines
Column Guidelines
Book Review Guidelines

Submit your article electronically to Linda Novak, editor, at lnovak@mail.michbar.org. You may mail your article, along with a copy on disk, to:

Linda Novak, Editor
Michigan Bar Journal
State Bar of Michigan
306 Townsend St
Lansing, MI 48933-2012

Letters to the Editor

Readers are invited to address their own comments and opinions to opinion@mail.michbar.org or mail to:

Linda Novak, Editor
Opinion and Dissent
Michigan Bar Journal
State Bar of Michigan
306 Townsend St
Lansing, MI 48933-2012

MBJ Online Archives

Searching for a past Michigan Bar Journal article? You have two options:

  • Copies of complete issues of the Michigan Bar Journal from 1921 to the present are available in a searchable archive through HeinOnline. Log in to the member area and select “Bar Journal Search” from the list of options at right. At the HeinOnline home page, select “Michigan Bar Journal” below Browse Collections by Name to display a list of all MBJ issues by volume number and year. For assistance, select “Help”from the HeinOnline menu at the top of the page.

  • High-quality pdfs of feature and general articles, department columns, and of-interest pieces published in January 2001 to the present are available in the MBJ archive. Articles published in 2000 are available in the MBJ archive in html format.

To request a copy of a specific article, print the article request form and mail or fax to SBM. To order 25 or more copies of an article, use our article reprint service form.

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 cullarilaw@sbcglobal.net.

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 kimblej@cooley.edu. 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 gmantese@manteselaw.com and Theresamarie Mantese at tmantese@healthlex.com.

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Readership Survey Results

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Disclaimer

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 lnovak@mail.michbar.org 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 lnovak@mail.michbar.org.

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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.