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COMMENTARY: It takes two?no wait?three to tango?

March 27, 2015

By Marie E. Matyjaszek It is said that it takes two to tango – but if England’s House of Lords votes in favor of new legislation – it will take three in some cases when it comes to procreation.  And no, this is not anything of the kinky ...

COMMENTARY: Cross-examining financial experts ? A trial lawyer's perspective

March 27, 2015

By Kenneth F. Neuman If you are going to engage in complex commercial trial work, one of the key issues that you will likely face is the cross-examination of the opponent’s financial experts. Throughout my 28-year career as a complex commercial law ...

ADR Spotlight: Crafting an effective mediation summary - Tips for written mediation advocacy

March 27, 2015

By Sheldon J. Stark Introduction Your written mediation summary is a crucial communication.  To your mediator it shows your talents, expertise and preparation. To your client it shows your persuasive powers, serving as a reminder of all the reasons they ...

COMMENTARY: Don't let government control what you know

March 27, 2015

By Bill Speer Local government officials say removing notices from newspapers saves money that can be spent on police and fire services. But they fail to say that these notices are a miniscule amount of their operating budgets. In one Michigan community, ...

COMMENTARY: Michigan citizens need access to information to evaluate government

March 27, 2015

By Charles Hill If someone told you they were going to spend your money and make rules about how you live your life, you would have lots of questions and ask for all kinds of information. Who made the decisions? Are they requiring something because it’s ...

COMMENTARY: Promoting professionalism through better communication

March 27, 2015

By Richard S. Victor (Excerpts taken from presentation given by Richard S. Victor, chair of Professionalism and Collegiality Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, at the AAML national meeting in Panama City, Panama, March 2015.) Our recent ...