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Cheat sheet for summer clerks (and supervisors)

June 15, 2017

Karin Ciano BridgeTower Media Newswires  It’s my favorite time of year, when lawyers welcome law students to their offices for a summer of real-world experience. Naturally, that includes real-world writing experience, supervised by more experienced ...

She was a gem to the very end of a storied life

June 15, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Nearly a decade ago next week, a bright light dimmed in my world with the loss of the family matriarch. Her passing, at age 89, was a jolt, even if it had been expected for weeks as lung disease robbed her of the ability ...

Food for the busy lawyer's family

June 15, 2017

Sybil Dunlop BridgeTower Media Newswires This has been a busy time at work. And when I get busy, I tend to triage items in the rest of my life. I prioritize work and spending time with my husband and 3-year-old daughter. But I put almost everything else on ...

Law firms setting up cyber specialties as attacks grow

June 15, 2017

Thomas Franz BridgeTower Media Newswires Data breaches might look like fodder for headline news or primetime television, but lawyers warn that the legal drama that can unfold following an errant keystroke is real and increasingly common. When it comes to ...

Who gets to plan your funeral? It depends

June 15, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek When you die, there is a pecking order as far as who gets to decide the details surrounding your funeral.  You may be thinking, “What do I care?  I’ll be dead!” but plenty of Michigan funeral directors have ...

What 'the blind men and the elephant' can teach us about perspective at the mediation table

June 15, 2017

Sheldon Stark Frequently, disputes arise out of the different perspectives of the parties. Parties may observe the same facts but their perceptions of what happened and why may turn on where they stood, what role they were playing or what they were thinking ...