Columns

A poolside speech proved to be a test of election faith

April 13, 2015

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Bill Schuette, Michigan’s term-limited attorney general, isn’t one to shy away from a tough fight, vigorously defending the gay marriage ban that state voters approved by a 59 percent margin a decade ago. It ...

Chicken fit for a shah

April 13, 2015

I have a new passion: Indian cooking. After an "Indian Food Odyssey" reviewing local Indian restaurants for another publication, I was intrigued. I purchased two classic Indian cookbooks, and before even beginning the recipes, I became absorbed in ...

Enhanced knowledge in contested probate matters can prove helpful

April 13, 2015

By Sally Babbitt Like many mediators, I have been through the requisite training to be a court approved mediator in both general civil and domestic relations mediation. And theoretically, I can mediate any type of case. However, as a litigator, I feel that ...

Estate Strategies

April 13, 2015

Asset planning protection is crucial to estate planning By Mark Kellog Fraser Treblicock Frequently when meeting with clients and assisting them with the development of an estate plan, the estate planning attorney is invariably confronted with questions and ...

'How to Eat,' an instruction manual

April 13, 2015

We have lost our collective ability to eat, and it took me a meal of wretched excess to realize this. It was like waking up from an alcoholic bender, only to contemplate the excruciating events of the night before in hazy, hungover memory. Except I was completely ...

Tips for crafting an effective mediation summary

April 13, 2015

Sheldon J. Stark Mediator and Arbitrator Your written mediation summary is a crucial communication. To your mediator it shows your talents, expertise and preparation. To your client it shows your persuasive powers, serving as a reminder of all the reasons ...