Columns

Taming the email beast once and for all

June 19, 2017

Aaron Rothert Let’s face it: We need email. But we also need a way to control the beast that email can become. It is estimated that almost 30 percent of our workday is consumed by dealing with email. How do we tame this beast so that it doesn’t ...

Networking for extroverts . . . and introverts

June 19, 2017

Ellen Keiley BridgeTower Media Newswires A good network can be powerful and can open doors for lawyers. From securing a new client to securing a new position at a law firm, your network can help. Networking beyond events It’s important to note that ...

She was a gem to the very end of a storied life

June 19, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Nearly a decade ago next week, a bright light dimmed in my world with the loss of the family matriarch. Her passing, at age 89, was a jolt, even if it had been expected for weeks as lung disease robbed her of the ability ...

Loukamades

June 19, 2017

“So Nick, what is a good Greek dessert to make for a large group of people, if you want to reach a little further than baklava?” — Laurel and Pam Thank you for your question, Laurel and Pam, which you sent me today via Facebook Messenger ...

Who gets to plan your funeral? It depends

June 19, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek When you die, there is a pecking order as far as who gets to decide the details surrounding your funeral.  You may be thinking, “What do I care?  I’ll be dead!” but plenty of Michigan funeral directors have ...

What 'the blind men and the elephant' can teach us about perspective at the mediation table

June 19, 2017

Sheldon Stark Frequently, disputes arise out of the different perspectives of the parties. Parties may observe the same facts but their perceptions of what happened and why may turn on where they stood, what role they were playing or what they were thinking ...