Columns

New law offers breathing room for bicyclists

December 6, 2018

By Marie E. Matyjaszek We often see signs and bumper stickers urging motorists to “Share the Road” and “Look Twice, Save a Life,” both of which remind drivers to look out for motorcyclists on the highways of Michigan. It’s not ...

Broccoli Cheese Soup - Scottish Style

December 6, 2018

My dear, late mother-in-law would occasionally make me roar with her droll humor. One of my favorites was her comment about extreme thriftiness: “A Scotsman found a cough drop, so he sat in a draft.” Apologies if you are Scottish. I am not, but ...

Former state legislator finds inspiration from longtime governor

December 6, 2018

By Tom Kirvan On November 4, my wife and I spent a good chunk of the day walking up and down neighborhood streets in suburban Troy, performing a civic duty by encouraging residents to vote on midterm Election Day and to specifically support a state proposal ...

Acclaimed artist maintains 'focus' for a world to see

December 6, 2018

By Tom Kirvan It has been said that there is no inspiration quite like a deadline. Carole Kabrin, courtroom sketch artist extraordinaire, can fully appreciate the truism, as evidenced by her skill at slaying the deadline dragon for the likes of such clients ...

ABA on disaster preparedness and ethical obligations

December 6, 2018

Nicole Black Bridgewater Media Newswires In the wake of recent hurricanes, disaster preparedness is on everyone’s minds. For lawyers affected by disasters, natural or otherwise, there are unique concerns given the nature of the services that they provide. ...

Award-winning novelist leaves lasting impression

December 6, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief By conventional historical wisdom, all pioneers went west. David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, begs to differ. He does so in his fascinating book, “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris,” ...