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ADR SPOTLIGHT: PREMi hits a home run with judges and a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court

August 26, 2016

By Richard L. Hurford On August 5, 2016, Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan (PREMi) orchestrated an ADR program in Traverse City that was simply amazing. The program, which received rave reviews, focused on how litigators and counselors might ...

COMMENTARY - Law: A deadly profession

August 26, 2016

By Agenique Smiley Lawyers are killing themselves. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Lawyers are rated within the top four professions with the highest instances of suicide. The number one cause of suicide in the U.S. is depression ...

COMMENTARY: Come one, come all, adopt a highway!

August 26, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek In Michigan, we have all seen the road signs that recognize a family, business or organization that has volunteered to spruce up the highway by picking up litter for a certain number of miles. I saw some of the "Adopt ...

TAKING STOCK: A looming recession?

August 26, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: We recently saw you speak and enjoyed your comments on the stock market and economy and your speaking style. Your discussion of brokers and economists was fascinating. But you were bearish on the economy! You said, "There's a 25 percent ...

TAKING STOCK: A portfolio of oil and gas speculations

August 26, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: For many reasons, I think oil and gas is going to move up later this year and in 2017. We have $60,000 in our joint account to speculate with. We want to buy a portfolio of seven or eight oil and gas stocks that will yield at least a 9 percent ...

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: The freedom that comes from love

August 26, 2016

By Fred Cavaiani Happiness doesn't come from what we get. It comes from what we give. When a person loves someone for their sake and not for what they will receive from that person, the focus of selfishness begins to disappear. The heart opens up. The head ...