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Hon. Jane M. Beckering

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hon. Jane M. Beckering was nominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan on December 17, 2021, after having served on the Michigan Court of Appeals since 2007. Judge Beckering began her career in commercial litigation at McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP, in Chicago, Illinois, before she returned to her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and later founded the law firm of Buchanan & Beckering, PLC. While in private practice, she was AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, earned a listing in "The Best Lawyers in America," and was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers and Top 50 Women Lawyers by Michigan Super Lawyers. Judge Beckering serves on the steering committee and is a former chair of the Hillman Advocacy Program, a learn-by-doing three-day trial skills workshop sponsored by the Western District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, where she has also taught and given faculty demonstrations. She is also vice president of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, and she recently completed 10 years of service on the Michigan Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions. Judge Beckering is a regular ICLE contributor.

Featured ICLE Contributions:
Michigan Civil Procedure, Second Edition (Book)
Postjudgment Custody, Parenting Time, and Support (Certificate)
Starting Your Practice in Michigan Courts (Top Tips in Ten Minutes)