Columns

Commentary: Weed and work just don't mix

July 27, 2015

By Marie Matyjaszek It’s Sunday morning and you are looking forward to a day off of work. You wake up and your back is just killing you – must be that disc problem doctors say they simply can’t fix. Good thing is, you have something that ...

The Firm: There is no magic number for occupancy overhead

July 27, 2015

By Ed Poll Daily Record Newswire A lawyer called to inquire about average percentage of revenue to be allocated for occupancy, and whether his percentage was in line with other law firms. I cited one study that put the average around 9 to 10 percent — ...

MY TURN: A 'grand' juror whiffs when court duty calls

July 27, 2015

Some day, perhaps within hours of this missive being published, I expect to be summoned for jury duty. I have longed for the opportunity and have been puzzled that seemingly everyone around me — son, sisters, nephews, friends, colleagues, and neighbors ...

LOCAL VOICE: Same-sex marriage decision may impact employee benefit plans

July 27, 2015

By Elizabeth Latchana On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the 5-4 landmark decision in Obergefell v Hodges striking down same-sex marriage bans across the country as unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment. Now, Michigan, as well as every other ...

LOCAL VOICE: An elderly man's strength to say 'no' serves his children well

July 27, 2015

By Grace Reid Lawyers are often asked about their proudest moments as a lawyer. The responses generally involve tales of glorious victories in legal combat. Here is a tale that will bring forth no drum rolls or blares of trumpets. Just simple truths, simply ...

Dispatches from Atlanta

July 27, 2015

Perhaps there is something to the mystique of Southern food. And perhaps there is not. Typical of ethnic and regional cuisines, it has a rich and varied history, but has been since simplified for mass consumption. Southern food was heavily influenced by their ...