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ADR SPOTLIGHT: Online dispute resolution - You can do this!

June 4, 2020

By Robert E. L. Wright Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) may refer to any form of alternative dispute resolution conducted with the aid of a computer. Two in particular, mediation and arbitration, are preceded by a variety of adjectives: Remote; ...

COMMENTARY: Plague management in the past may offer lessons for the present

June 4, 2020

By Samuel Damren Better known for “Robinson Crusoe” and “Moll Flanders,” Daniel Defoe was also the author of “A Journal of the Plague Year,” a historical novel published in 1721. The novel concerns the Great Plague of 1665, ...

MY TURN: A tragic spring day that brings a long ago war into focus

June 4, 2020

In early May, while much of the country was in lockdown mode, a milestone anniversary passed without much news coverage, except for a few broadcast outlets who dared to focus on one of America’s darkest days 50 years ago. May 4, 1970 was an otherwise ...

COUNSEL'S CORNER: Gratitude and inner freedom

June 4, 2020

Gratefulness opens the heart. I have discovered lately that when I look at something or someone, I express a feeling of gratitude. In everything and everyone, there is an energy that comes from God. Everything in life is a gift. Every person is also a gift. ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

June 4, 2020

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the following appointments to the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission: Joshua Blanchard is a partner at Miel & Carr PLC d/b/a Blanchard Law. He earned his law degree from the Western Michigan University ...

NERDWALLET: Find free, solid money advice in uncertain times

June 4, 2020

By Liz Weston NerdWallet If you have money questions — and who among us doesn’t right now? — there are plenty of people willing to offer advice: friends, relatives and random strangers on the internet. Finding someone who knows what they’re ...