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Functus officio

December 5, 2016

William D. Gilbride Jr. One area of the law that has recently received some noteworthy attention is the arbitration doctrine of functus officio.  The doctrine of functus officio provides that an arbitrator’s duties are generally discharged upon ...

Flashy language doesn't fly with Supreme Court

December 5, 2016

MSU Today Memo to all attorneys submitting legal briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court: Be subtle and your chances of winning go up significantly. A new study co-authored by a Michigan State University political scientist finds briefs written with emotional language ...

'The check's in the mail'

December 5, 2016

Michael Kemp BridgeTower Media Newswires As many years as I’ve been practicing, this was the first time this particular cliché has happened to me—and it happened twice in one month. I got the “the check’s in the mail” from ...

Technology: prioritize in money and time

December 5, 2016

Edward Poll BridgeTower Media Newswires Google the word “technology” and in less than one second you’ll get almost 3 billion — yes, that’s right, billion — results. Love it or hate it, technology is not only here to stay, ...

How to prepare a mediation brief

December 5, 2016

Edmund Sikorski Jr. 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 resolution ...

Work-life balance: There's no such thing

December 5, 2016

Edward Poll BridgeTower Media Newswires What do you want to be when you grow up? That is the starting point for any discussion of a work-life balance. But is there really such a thing as work-life balance? The eyes have it Most people think that they use ...