Top Partnership Resources for Civil Litigators

ONLINE BOOKS
Frame your issue correctly—with authoritative legal analysis from Michigan experts. Continually updated books link to primary law. Sample books/chapters:
A Practical Guide to Depositions in Michigan
Chapter 7: What If …? How To Handle Common Deposition Problems
Attorney Fee Agreements in Michigan
Chapter 15: Referral and Fee-Splitting Agreements
Damages and Remedies in Michigan
Chapter 2: Types of Equitable Remedies
Introducing Evidence at Trial
Chapter 2: Presenting Evidence with Courtroom Technology
Michigan Appellate Handbook
Chapter 2: Preparing the Case for Appeal
Chapter 10: Amicus Curiae Briefs
Michigan Basic Practice Handbook
Chapter 14: Motion Practice
Michigan Causes of Action Formbook
Chapter 1: Pleading Causes of Action in Michigan
Chapter 15: Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings

FORMBANK
Save time with a searchable bank of 2,400+ lawyer-drafted forms. Forms can be downloaded and edited, and include commentary from Michigan practitioners.
Complaint for Breach of Contract
Complaint for Conversion
Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order, Show Cause Order, and Preliminary Injunction (Business Torts)
Motion for Summary Disposition, Brief in Support, and Brief in Opposition
Motion to Add Proper Party Defendant and to Amend Complaint
Motion to Quash or Modify Subpoena and Brief in Support
Motion to Withdraw as Counsel for Plaintiff
Notice of Presentment of Seven Day Order or Judgment
Response to First Set of Interrogatories (With General Objections)
Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims

HOW-TO KITS
Proceed confidently with step-by-step guidance from Michigan practitioners. They cover hundreds of common transactions and include links to helpful forms.
Argue a Motion Effectively
Depose your Opponent’s Expert Witness
Draft a Release and Settlement Agreement
File a Notice of Lis Pendens
Move to Intervene in a Pending Action
Obtain Injunctive Relief
Provide Notice of a Claim to a Governmental Unit
Serve Process Internationally Under the Hague Convention
Set Aside a Default
Withdraw from Client Representation During Litigation

TOP TIPS IN TEN MINUTES
Get succinct advice that you can immediately put into practice. Michigan experts provide valuable insight on practical topics.
Adeptly Answering the Media’s Calls
Building Trust in Negotiations
Dealing with Problem Deposition Witnesses
Mastering the Art of Cross-Examination
Preparing Your Client for Deposition
Preserving Your Case for Appeal
Storytelling in the Courtroom
Using an Expert to Find Electronic Evidence
Winning Summary Disposition Oral Arguments

CHECKLISTS
Avoid critical missteps and stay on task. These handy, practice-tested checklists ensure you cover all bases and provide helpful commentary.
Complaint in a Premises Liability Action
Preparing a Deposition Outline
Preparing a Witness for Deposition
Preparing to Depose the Opponent’s Expert Witness
Deposition Housekeeping Tasks
Rhetorical Devices to Use in the Courtroom
Procedure for Video Depositions
Discovery Response
Michigan Courtroom Etiquette
Plaintiff’s Expert Witness Qualifications

ON-DEMAND SEMINARS
Keep up to date and watch 175+ seminars at your convenience. Michigan practitioners provide practical insight on new developments and the hottest issues.
Defaults, Default Judgments, and Dismissals
Demonstration: Conduct Oral Argument
Demonstration: Summary Proceedings to Recover Possession of Property
Get the Most Out of Expert Witnesses
Making a Successful Premises Liability Case
Michigan Courts 101
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