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Play nice with your banker

May 18, 2015

Ed Poll Daily Record Newswire The term "relationship" is not necessarily a word that you might automatically associate with your work life. But relationships are very important in the business of law. There are relationships with associates, relationships ...

Kitchen utensils and pregnancy Who knew theygo together?

May 18, 2015

By Marie E. Matyjaszek As I write this article, I am close to having a baby, so a news blurb about an unusual pregnancy and court ruling really caught my eye. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be in a committed relationship, get pregnant the "old ...

Self-promotion: It doesn't have to be all or nothing

May 18, 2015

Elizabeth Jolliffe Your Benchmark Coach For the vast majority of lawyers, self-promotion ranks right up there with answering interrogatories, or that ilk, as the bane of our lawyerly existence. Say what? What about all of those SuperLawyers, Facebook and ...

Probate cases may require enhanced knowledge

May 18, 2015

Sally Babbitt Counsel at Laksy Fifarek 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 ...

My Turn . . .

May 18, 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 ...

Remember the efforts of all the great patriots

May 18, 2015

Michael Warren Americans are notoriously poor at understanding our history, and what little we do know fixates on major events and figures. I’m as guilty of this as anyone. When my then 10-year-old daughter Leah and I created Patriot Week, we very intentionally ...