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OFF THE PRESS

April 24, 2019

Just published by the American Bar Association, "The 2019 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide" helps lawyers find the leading and most cost-effective equipment for their practice. Authors and industry experts Sharon Nelson, John Simek and ...

ASK CARRIE: Women and Social Security: Are you maximizing your benefits?

April 24, 2019

Dear Readers: Lately, I've been getting a lot of questions from women wondering about their Social Security options. While many are workingwomen who qualify for benefits on their own work records, they're curious about spousal benefits and whether they're ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

April 24, 2019

Attorney Alan Shamoun of Plunkett Cooney has been appointed to serve as a member of Michigan's Adult-Use Marijuana Stakeholder Workgroups. Shamoun volunteered to serve on the attorney workgroup as part of his practice, which includes a focus on representing ...

COMMENTARY: How politics have changed

April 24, 2019

By Lee H. Hamilton I became active in politics in the late 1950s, got elected to Congress in 1964, and have remained engaged in one way or another every year since then. I've had a ringside seat for a long time. So I suppose I should not be surprised that ...

THE ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT: Welcome to the Economic Blueprint journey

April 24, 2019

When I was young, I wanted to grow up to be a professional basketball player. However, upon reflection, (never making it past the junior varsity bench) maybe it was doomed from the start, so I focused on my next dream, becoming an attorney. I set off, down ...

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Acts of kindness

April 24, 2019

I just returned from the Secretary of State's office on Monday afternoon to get a handicapped sticker. Because of a fall I took, I need to use a cane for a couple of months. The place was so busy. I thought my wait would be quite long. There were no seats ...