Columns

The creative synthesis of practicing law

August 26, 2016

Sybil Dunlop, The Daily Record Newswire My father is a famous artist. Frequently, when folks learn this fact, they ask whether I also paint or create art. I don’t. But I like to respond that I view myself as a creative lawyer. This answer can throw people ...

Watchlists make bad policy

August 26, 2016

Scott Forsyth, The Daily Record Newswire Politicians on both sides of the aisle have been touting the terrorist watchlist lately. In June both presidential candidates called for greater regulation of the sale of guns to persons on the watchlist. A South Carolina ...

Donald Trump's campaign against the truth

August 26, 2016

Kent Bush, The Daily Record Newswire In 2008, Barack Obama ran a campaign promising changes from the past eight years under George W. Bush. His slogan was “Change we can believe in.” Eight years later, Donald Trump is trying to convince voters ...

Costly financial fees you may not know you're paying

August 26, 2016

Dayana Yochim, NerdWallet At the supermarket, shoppers receive detailed receipts of their scanned and bagged items. After restaurant meals, wait staff hand diners itemized bills. But call out “Check, please!” to a financial services provider and ...

PREMI hits a home run with judges and a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court

August 26, 2016

Richard L. Hurford On August 5, 2016, PREMi orchestrated an ADR program in Traverse City that was simply amazing. The program, which received rave reviews, focused on how litigators and counselors might use current case law and leverage litigation processes ...

Why cultural awareness is crucial to a mediator's success

August 26, 2016

David Bulitt, The Daily Record Newswire In most contested matters, mediation should be considered as an option in resolving even the most complicated divorces. Mediation is generally less emotionally wrenching for the people involved than a trial, can be substantially ...