Hon. Patricia J. Boyle appointed to committee on model civil jury instructions by Michigan Supreme Court

Hon. Patricia J. Boyle, a former justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, has been appointed by the Court to serve on the Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions. Her term will end on December 31, 2012.

Boyle, who served on the Supreme Court from 1983 through 1998, is of counsel to the law firm of Kienbaum, Opperwall, Hardy & Pelton, PLC, in its Birmingham office. From 1978 to 1983, she served as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She was a judge of Detroit Recorder’s Court from 1976 to 1978.

The Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions is comprised of attorneys and judges appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court. The committee is charged with ensuring that the Model Civil Jury Instructions are concise, understandable, conversational, unslanted, and not argumentative.

The Model Civil Jury Instructions may be viewed at http://courts.mi.gov/mcji-index.htm. The web site also includes information on how to contact the committee to comment on existing or proposed jury instructions or to suggest new instructions

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