Columns

Make sure you're worthy of a client's trust

July 2, 2015

Ed Poll Daily Record Newswire Handling trust accounts requires a specific skill set on the part of attorneys. Lawyers must maintain the safety of the accounts via careful accounting and oversight of banking safety. The lawyer is a fiduciary who must keep ...

A 'SMILE' goes a very long way

July 2, 2015

Marie Matyjaszek   When you are involved in the family law court system, chances are you don't feel like smiling. And if there weren't already enough lawyer appointments and court hearings, the judge may order you to attend a program called SMILE. You ...

Golfing legend takes his set back in stride

July 2, 2015

Much has been made of the precipitous fall of golfing great Tiger Woods, whose quest to become the finest player in the history of the sport seemingly hit rock bottom recently when he carded the worst score of his professional career, a 14-over-par 85 at the ...

In anniversary terms, June 15 may trump all

July 2, 2015

Judge Avern Cohn graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1949, spending the next 30 years as an attorney before accepting an appointment to the federal bench. Photo by Robert Chase   Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief In 1979, as ...

ABCs of Immigration

July 2, 2015

Richard Pierce In grade school, we learned A is for Apple; B is for Baby, etc. In immigration, there also are ABCs. These are different nonimmigrant statuses which allow, in the words of the Statute, “aliens” (we’ll call them “Foreign ...

New law allows landlords to serve notices by e-mail

July 2, 2015

Brad Brelinski   A Michigan law was recently enacted that allows landlords to serve eviction notices (demands for possession or payment) on tenants by e-mail. The law is effective August 19, 2015. Landlords must have written consent from tenants (presumably ...