Columns

Finding a voice, making a difference

February 1, 2016

By Hon. Darlene O’Brien Washtenaw County Trial Court At a fall presentation I was impressed by a woman deeply harmed by a criminal act who described her journey to healing. Jennifer, a victim who volunteers at Dispute Resolution Center’s Peacemaking ...

Be sure to protect the past

February 1, 2016

Ed Poll Daily Record Newswire The age of 65 was selected as the targeted retirement age because, at the time, only a small percentage of that age lived beyond it, and thus the cost of insurance was manageable. Today, many people live 20 years and more beyond ...

A look back at 'Legal Legends'

February 1, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Some 20 years ago, in celebration of the centennial of The Detroit Legal News, the paper published a magazine honoring 16 "Legal Legends" from Detroit over the 1895 to 1995 time frame. "It was a daunting ...

Ripples that can cripple

February 1, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires Coach's Corner has discussed the reality that the successful law firm of the (near) future will not use straight hourly rates to bill for services. Still, many firms remain unconvinced. Although most can understand the benefits ...

Resolve to beef up your 2016 resolutions

February 1, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires It’s that time of year: the beginning, when fresh starts are possible. But as an alternative to a multitude of resolutions — the sheer bulk of which may scare you off from fulfilling any single pledge — allow ...

Let it go (but not all of it)

February 1, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires The flipping of the calendar from December to January marks a natural time for many of us to get a fresh start and “let it go,” as a certain frosty queen espoused — and for lawyers, that may mean leaving ...