Columns

Think twice about retirement

June 23, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires Death is a fact of life. The only unknown is when you will die. What is known is that people generally live longer now. This longevity affects people’s decision about when to retire. In the mid-1930s, with the passage ...

Murphy was a public servant of highest order

June 23, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief It’s only fitting that a “Hall of Justice” is named in his honor. After all, the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy was recognized in the legal world as a man far ahead of his time, a jurist ...

A strong firm knows no 'us' and 'them' - only 'we'

June 23, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires BOSTON, MA — “The team with the best players wins,” said Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric. The quality of a law firm’s services is, in large part, determined by the team members who support ...

Cod with toasted almonds

June 23, 2016

Nick Roumel If an email sounds too good to be true, it’s probably from a scam artist calling himself a Nigerian prince. But once in a while, it’s for real. In my case, it dropped in my inbox from Nigella Lawson. The popular British journalist ...

What does a mediator do?

June 23, 2016

Edmund J. Sikorski Jr. A mediator does much more than a messenger carrying the water bucket of numbers. A mediator adds value to the negotiating parties by representing the process and assisting the disputants in overcoming barriers to case resolution. Strategic ...

A 'pawsitively' great newanimal law

June 23, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek For all the negative things that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been in the news for lately, I found a pleasant surprise in my newsfeed the other day. He recently signed into law additional protection for pets at risk of abuse and/or ...