Discover(y) Changes in Michigan’s Court Rules

Published by Oakland County Bar Association


The legal profession has been reticent to modify litigation processes, court rules and business practices in ways that may deliver more efficient and inexpensive solutions to legal problems. But in 2016, the State Bar of Michigan formed a subcommittee to take on the task of establishing new streamlined discovery rules. The Michigan Supreme Court adopted the rules earlier this year and they go into effect January 1, 2020. Subcommittee Chair and current OCBA President Daniel D. Quick joins Oakland County Chief Judge Shalina D. Kumar and Subcomittee member James M. Alexander for a deep-dive into the new rules and how they will affect the way you conduct litigation in Michigan.

Hon. Shalina D. Kumar
Hon. Shalina D. Kumar is the chief judge of the Oakland County Circuit Court. She was appointed to the Court in 2007 and was elected to retain the position in 2008 and 2014. Judge Kumar serves in the general civil and criminal division, as well as...More
Hon. James M. Alexander
Hon. James Alexander served on the State Bar Committee which drafted the new discovery rules. He has been on the bench in Oakland County since 2001 where he is now a Business Court Judge. He was formerly a presiding judge of the Family Court and a...More
Daniel D. Quick, Esq.
Dan Quick is the current president of the Oakland County Bar Association. He is a Member of Dickinson Wright where he practices commercial specializing in business torts (including minority shareholder and “business divorce disputes”, trade secrets,...More

Originally Published

September 16, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Discovery Changes in Michigan's Court Rules - Presentation Handout
  • Discovery Changes in Michigan's Court Rules - Video
  • Revised Business Court Protocol - Handout
  • Revised Notice & Order to Appear - Handout
  • Revised Business Court Model Protective Order - Handout
  • Revised Business Court Scheduling Order - Handout
  • Formatted Order Amendment of Discovery Rules - Handout

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