Columns

Murphy was a public servant of highest order

June 27, 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 ...

A strong firm knows no 'us' and 'them' - only 'we'

June 27, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires BOSTON, MA — “The team with the best players wins,” said Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric. The quality of a law firm’s services is, in large part, determined by the team members who support ...

What does a mediator do?

June 27, 2016

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. Strategic ...

A 'pawsitively' great new animal law

June 27, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek For all the negative things that Michigan Gov. 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 at risk of abuse and/or ...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: Why it matters at the mediation table

June 27, 2016

Sheldon J. Stark Consider the range of emotions parties sometimes experience as they become embroiled in litigation:  frustration, regret, self-doubt, aggravation, anger, bitterness, depression, anxiety, disappointment, vulnerability, fear, confusion, ...

Attorney: Here comes the bride ... and the prenuptial agreement?

June 27, 2016

Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a divorce and family law practice, says her experience guides her belief that pros and cons of signing a prenuptial agreement should be considered along with the guest list and flowers.  A prenuptial ...