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Food for the busy lawyer's family

June 19, 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 ...

Taming the email beast once and for all

June 19, 2017

Aaron Rothert Let’s face it: We need email. But we also need a way to control the beast that email can become. It is estimated that almost 30 percent of our workday is consumed by dealing with email. How do we tame this beast so that it doesn’t ...

Who gets to plan your funeral? It depends

June 19, 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 19, 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 ...

Law school changed me - now what?

June 19, 2017

Shawn Healy BridgeTower Media Newswires The experience of law school is unique among graduate-level programs, so much so that law students and lawyers have often told me that law school changed them in some fundamental ways. This realization usually occurs ...

Judge earned his 'legendary' status on bench

June 19, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief On the eve of his retirement three years ago, U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. fondly recalled “the journey surrounding his appointment to the federal bench in 1978 by then President Jimmy Carter. Cook, ...