Columns

A chance meeting with two champs

September 21, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”     ~Muhammad Ali Some three decades ago, during the formative years of my newspaper career in the Ann Arbor area, I met ...

Dog days of summer

September 21, 2016

Summer gives us “Al Fresco” dining. And sometimes “Al” has a dog. It is more and more common to see diners at restaurant patios with their canine companions, lying contentedly under the table, often with a bowl of water supplied by ...

Cutting through red tape for good of special needs kids

September 21, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Almost every day that I am at work, I wish we had an office dog or cat to prowl around the premises.  Not because I require one to work, but because they simply make dealing with the day-to-day stress easier. Who wouldn’t ...

You Have My Permission to Speak . . . Unless

September 21, 2016

By Jason Hayes I remember a time — not that long ago — when Americans had an undisputed right to support causes in which they believed. I also remember a time when elected officials — from both sides of the aisle — staunchly supported ...

Legendary lawyer had 'Cross' to bear during World War I

September 21, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief While his father founded the firm that would become Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone, it was the son who etched his name among Detroit’s “Legal Legends.” Sidney Trowbridge Miller, a native Detroiter ...

Law: A deadly profession

September 21, 2016

Agenique Smiley Write to Win, PLLC Lawyers are killing themselves. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), lawyers are rated within the top four professions with the highest instances of suicide. The number one cause of suicide in the U.S. is depression ...