Kimble Center for Legal Drafting Appoints First Graduate Fellow

The Kimble Center for Legal Drafting at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School today announced that Jonathan Brignall will serve as the Center’s first graduate fellow. Brignall, who will serve throughout 2020, has been working with Professor Emeritus Joseph Kimble on the Center's first document for use by the public, a power of attorney for health care.

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Kimble, the Center's senior director, is a prolific author on legal writing and an internationally recognized expert in plain legal language. Brignall, who will graduate in January, is editor in chief of the WMU-Cooley Law Review. He was recently recognized by the State Bar of Michigan—Tax Section, with a Student Achievement Award and writing scholarship. He is also a recipient of WMU-Cooley’s Leadership Award. 

Pictured: WMU-Cooley Professor Marjorie Gell (left) and Jonathan Brignall, in May 2019 when Brignall was presented with an award from the State Bar of Michigan.

The Kimble Center was created in 2018 by WMU-Cooley to serve an educational and public-service mission. Besides its occasional seminars, the center aims to produce a select number of reader-friendly legal documents for public use.

The Kimble Center operates largely through donations. Anyone interested in contributing a tax-deductible donation can do so by contacting WMU-Cooley Law School’s development office at WMU-Cooley Law School, 300 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933, or by calling 517-371-5140 ext. 2014.

For more information about the Kimble Center for Legal Drafting Center, simply Google its name. 




Dec 17 2019


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