Columns

Law Life: Burned out? Take these steps to recharge

Shawn Healy The Daily Record Newswire There are few things more discouraging than to invest significant time and effort in your career, only to want to quit because you feel burnt out. Burnout is a common yet preventable experience among hardworking professionals. ...

A neighbor who's always full of 'Hope'

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Good fences, it has been said, make good neighbors. The witticism has been attributed to American poet Robert Frost, who knew plenty about the road “less traveled” in a literal and figurative sense. He ...

Attorney discipline: Special concerns for patent lawyers

Thomas Hallin, Fishman Stewart PLLC Almost 40 years ago, an old-time lawyer I was litigating against lamented during one of the breaks, "The practice of law isn't what it used to be." What would he say today? The adage that "if you can't try ...

A tent vs. jail cell, you make the call

By Marie E. Matyjaszek I renewed my license tabs, and noticed that if my plate was 10 years or older, it had to be replaced to ensure that it was legible.  MCL 257.225(2) states a registration plate shall be “in a place and position that is clearly ...

New Elder Law to take effect in June

By Alan Polack We have a new law that takes effect on June 27, 2016. It amends EPIC to enable a person (declarant) to designate a funeral representative who would have the right and power to make decisions about funeral arrangements and the handling, disposition ...

The importance of a balanced approach to legal writing

David Anderson, The Daily Record Newswire Most non-lawyers are well-steeped in two legal principles: possession is nine-tenths of the law and an agreement that is not reduced to writing never happened. Neither principle is entirely accurate, but each provides ...