Columns

How to prepare a mediation brief

November 30, 2016

By Edmund J. Sikorski Jr., J.D. In August, The Legal News published my article, “Why should you prepare and exchange a mediation brief?” The central idea was that a mediation brief was an opportunity to persuade “the other side” why ...

Brexit

November 30, 2016

I really should know better than to even attempt a British recipe. “England” and “food”, historically, do not belong in the same sentence, or - frankly – any sensible person’s kitchen. But here I went, breaking my own rule, ...

"Fudgies"

November 30, 2016

There are many things unique to Mackinac Island. The absence of cars. The smell of horse poop, mingling with the aromas of fudge. The fudge itself. What’s up with fudge? What I mean is, no one ever buys fudge or eats it unless it’s connected ...

Half the recipe, double the fun

November 30, 2016

Wife had a late night craving for a chewy oatmeal raisin cookie. As a dutiful husband, I was about to run out and buy one for her at the local overpriced boutique grocery store, when a novel idea dawned on me. I could actually make them. I scanned the kitchen. ...

Turning up 'heat' remains key part of coaching game

November 30, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief It’s called the “hot seat” and for professional football coaches it conjures up anything but a warm and fuzzy feeling. Jim Caldwell, now in his third season as coach of the Detroit Lions, is feeling ...

Finally, an online way to figure child support

November 30, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek After years of parents asking if there is an online program they can use to calculate their child support obligation correctly, the answer is finally yes!  What’s even better is the fact this online, free calculator will provide ...