Columns

A look back at 'Legal Legends'

February 8, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Some 20 years ago, in celebration of the centennial of The Detroit Legal News, the paper published a magazine honoring 16 "Legal Legends" from Detroit over the 1895 to 1995 time frame. "It was a daunting ...

Be sure to protect the past

February 8, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires The age of 65 was selected as the targeted retirement age because, at the time, only a small percentage of that age lived beyond it, and thus the cost of insurance was manageable. Today, many people live 20 years and more ...

Finding a voice, making a difference

February 8, 2016

By Hon. Darlene O’Brien Washtenaw County Trial Court At a fall presentation I was impressed by a woman deeply harmed by a criminal act who described her journey to healing. Jennifer, a victim who volunteers at Dispute Resolution Center’s Peacemaking ...

Ripples that can cripple

February 8, 2016

Ed Poll Daily Record Newswire I have discussed the reality that the successful law firm of the (near) future will not use straight hourly rates to bill for services. Still, many firms remain unconvinced. Although most can understand the benefits to offering ...

Ripples that can cripple

February 8, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires Coach's Corner has discussed the reality that the successful law firm of the (near) future will not use straight hourly rates to bill for services. Still, many firms remain unconvinced. Although most can understand the benefits ...

Clients pay for more than final victory

February 8, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires We’ve spent many a read together here at the Corner discussing fees — structure, timing, collections, etc. — and the common thread running through all those columns was that clients will always pay more willingly, ...