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Flashy language doesn't fly with Supreme Court

December 5, 2016

MSU Today Memo to all attorneys submitting legal briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court: Be subtle and your chances of winning go up significantly. A new study co-authored by a Michigan State University political scientist finds briefs written with emotional language ...

Technology: Prioritize in money and time

December 5, 2016

Edward Poll BridgeTower Media Newswires  Google the word “technology” and in less than one second you’ll get almost 3 billion — yes, that’s right, billion — results. Love it or hate it, technology is not only here to ...

How to prepare a mediation brief

December 5, 2016

Edmund Sikorski Jr. In August, The Legal News published my article, “Why should you prepare and exchange a mediation brief?” The central idea was that a mediation brief was an opportunity to persuade “the other side” why resolution ...

Work-life balance: There's no such thing

December 5, 2016

Edward Poll BridgeTower Media Newswires What do you want to be when you grow up? That is the starting point for any discussion of a work-life balance. But is there really such a thing as work-life balance? The eyes have it Most people think that they use ...

Pro bono: Should it be required for recent grads?

December 5, 2016

Edward Poll BridgeTower Media Newswires  Pro bono work is an indisputably positive activity — in theory. However, the specifics of a pro bono plan are not always so indisputable. That was made obvious by the recent proposal — and rejection ...

Finally, an online way to figure child support

December 5, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek After years of parents asking if there is an online program they can use to calculate their child support obligation correctly, the answer is finally yes! What’s even better is the fact this online, free calculator will provide ...