Attorney re-appointed to Model Civil Jury Instructions Committee

Mark T. Boonstra, a principal in the Ann Arbor office of Miller Canfield, has been re-appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to the Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions, which drafts standard instructions for juries in civil cases.

The committee, comprised of 21 lawyers and judges, is charged with ensuring that the Model Civil Jury Instructions are concise, understandable, conversational, not slanted, and not argumentative. It also has the authority to amend or repeal existing instructions and, when appropriate, adopt new instructions.

At Miller Canfield, Boonstra is co-chair of Miller Canfield's Appellate Section and deputy leader of the Litigation Group. He handles business and commercial disputes of all kinds.

Boonstra received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, his master of applied economics from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. He resides in Dexter, Michigan

Published: Thu, Jan 26, 2012