Columns

OCBA UPDATE: Does anybody really know what time it is?

August 6, 2020

It is an honor and privilege to serve this year as the president of the Oakland County Bar Association. The views expressed in this column will be my own and not necessarily those of the OCBA. But that's what you get when you hand over the bully pulpit for ...

COMMENTARY: Changing the rules - Unanticipated risks of remote evidentiary hearings

August 6, 2020

By David M. Saperstein The cartoon depicts a Boy Scout sitting next to a roaring, log-cabin-style campfire. The caption to the cartoon reads, “Did I earn my badge?” The humor of the cartoon involves the fact that the campfire is not in a fire ...

CYBERSPACE SIGHTING: ABA launches new COVID-19 website to assist lawyers

August 6, 2020

The American Bar Association last week announced the launch of the Practice Forward website, which will serve as a clearinghouse of ABA-related information and resources to support and advance the practice of law and the judicial system amid potential long-term ...

COMMENTARY: My father's advice: 'Don't hate, don't hide, don't be a victim'

August 6, 2020

By Jonathan Harmon When I was 14, someone burned a cross on the lawn of the house across the street. It was September 1979, and we lived in overwhelmingly white Port Jefferson, N.Y. The targets, the Andersons, were the only other black family in our neighborhood. ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

August 6, 2020

Three attorneys with the Royal Oak-based Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Bonanni, and Rivers law firm have been selected as finalists for the Public Justice 2020 Trail Lawyer of the Year award. Michael Pitt, Cary McGehee, and Beth Rivers, along with other class counsel, ...

MY TURN: Judge keeps strong ties to the Jewish homeland intact

August 6, 2020

For U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman, it has become almost a fall ritual to lead a group of friends and former colleagues on a week-long trip to Israel for an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. But this year, of course, such plans have ...