Columns

Supreme Court Justice proved to be a public servant of highest order

June 22, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief It’s only fitting that a “Hall of Justice” is named in his honor. After all, the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy was recognized in the legal world as a man far ahead of his time, a jurist ...

Cod with toasted almonds

June 22, 2016

If an email sounds too good to be true, it’s probably from a scam artist calling himself a Nigerian prince. But once in a while, it’s for real. In my case, it dropped in my inbox from Nigella Lawson. The popular British journalist and purveyor ...

A 'pawsitively' great new law

June 22, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek For all the negative things that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has been in the news for lately, I found a pleasant surprise in my newsfeed the other day.  He recently signed into law additional protection for pets that are at risk ...

What does a mediator do?

June 22, 2016

By Edmund J. Sikorski, Jr. A mediator does much more than a messenger carrying the water bucket of numbers. A mediator adds value to the negotiating parties by representing the process and assisting the disputants in overcoming barriers to case resolution. ...

What kind of doughnuts?

June 22, 2016

My legal assistant is still kind of new, and I think she is intent on pleasing her boss. When I give her direction, she does not question it. Coupled with her unfamiliarity with my dry sense of humor, the consequences can be quite hilarious. A man contacted ...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: Why It Matters at the Mediation Table

June 22, 2016

By Sheldon J. Stark Mediator and Arbitrator 2531 Jackson Ave., Suite 102 Ann Arbor, MI 48103 www.starkmediator.com Consider the range of emotions parties sometimes experience as they become embroiled in litigation:  frustration, regret, self-doubt, aggravation, ...