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Must lawyers use AI in 2019? A judge says 'yes'

March 14, 2019

By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Many of the lawyers I encounter are intimidated by technology. Rapid technological advancements have left them bewildered, and thus unwilling to even attempt to catch up. For those lawyers, turning a blind eye to ...

Removing barriers to addiction recovery

March 14, 2019

Members of the treatment team are pictured 14-B District Court, Ypsilanti, one of the project partners. (l-r) Teri Benedetti, product engineer, Court Innovations; Meghan M. O'Neil, research scholar, U-M Law; Hon. Judge Charles J. Pope, 14-B District Court; ...

'Weight' of world seems unusually heavy this year

March 14, 2019

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Several weeks ago, while visiting a friend in the hospital, I happened upon an info-mercial for cosmetic surgery, specifically liposuction for those dogged by unwanted pounds in prominent places. Statistics revealed ...

Author knows the true value of persistence

March 14, 2019

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Literary success didn’t come easy for best-selling author Scott Turow, whose books have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and have been translated into some 25 languages. “Twenty-five,” ironically ...

Help in store for those using hemp products

March 14, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek As the spring site of the annual Hash Bash (now in its 48th year), Ann Arbor has helped keep marijuana use in the public spotlight even when recreational marijuana was illegal in Michigan. According to Merriam-Webster’s online ...

Clean-slate laws help people reintegrate into the workforce

March 14, 2019

By Kahryn A. Riley Mackinaw Center for Public Policy It’s said that the punishment ought to fit the crime, but that adage is coming undone now that having a criminal record has become a lifelong sentence for millions of Americans. One reason: Technology ...