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'Empathy' at the mediation table

February 13, 2017

William J Caprathe   "Empathy," when used appropriately is truly amazing. It strengthens and enriches our understanding of others, and enhances our ability to motivate them. Though there is no scientific way to measure the power of empathy, ...

Imputation Part II What you need to know

February 13, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek This article follows my previous one about imputation that was printed January 9. It will continue looking at the Michigan Child Support Formula (MCSF) 2017 imputation factors found in §2.01(G), and examine the remaining factors ...

An Inauguration Day like no other

February 13, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Depending on your political perspective, January 20 was the dawning of a new conservative era in the U.S. or the onset of a four-year reign that could redefine our democracy in uncertain terms. Eight years ago, the nation ...

'To cloud' or 'not to cloud' . . .

February 13, 2017

Chuck Herman BridgeTower Media Newswires We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past, and we must respect the past, knowing that once it was all that was humanly possible. — George Santayana There was a time when the only option ...

Lawyers as bankers:extending credit to clients

February 13, 2017

Edward Poll Bridgetower Media Newswires You might not have believed it when you were in law school studying torts and statutes of limitations, but as a lawyer, you are destined to be a banker. Collecting cash up front Obviously, the best method of doing ...

'Don't post that' ? social media and its effects on the workplace

February 13, 2017

By Mark Morgan The advent of social media – principally involving Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – has become an outlet for people to connect with people, post photos, and express their opinions for the world to see. Although the First Amendment ...