BRIEFS is the official publication of the Ingham County Bar Association. It provides substantive articles on many areas of the law as well as the latest information on happenings in our local legal community.

BRIEFS Author Guidelines

Publication Schedule

  • BRIEFS is normally published 9 months of the year, from September to June. This last year we combined the December and January issues.


  • 15th of the month for the following month. For example, e.g. Feb 15 for March; March 15 for April

Publication Meetings

  • Normally held the 2nd Monday of the month at noon, at the State Appellate Defender’s Office, Capital National Bank Bldg., 200 N. Washington Sq., Lansing, MI


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  • Jpeg

Article Length

Note: The length of BRIEFS articles vary widely, so these are only rough guidelines.

  • In BRIEF notices: 100 to 200 words
  • Local Legal notices: 100 to 150 words
  • Columns: 300 to 500 words
  • Articles: 700-1000 words
  • Ads: 20-60 words

Submitting articles or advertisements to BRIEFS

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Madelyne C. Lawry, Executive Director, at or 517-627-3938

Jordan Leaming, Publication Committee Co-Chair at or (517) 325-4658

Brett DeGroff, Publication Committee Co-Chair at or (313) 256-9833


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Located at: PO Box 66, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Phone: (517) 627-3938
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