Columns

A look back at 'Legal Legends'

February 8, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Some 20 years ago, in celebration of the centennial of The Detroit Legal News, the paper published a magazine honoring 16 “Legal Legends” from Detroit over the 1895 to 1995 time frame. “It was a daunting ...

Restaurant Week

February 8, 2016

Every January many Ann Arbor restaurants participate in “Restaurant Week.” The idea is to showcase a special menu, for a reduced price, and get people excited about dining in the middle of winter. Dinners are generally three course offerings for ...

Finding a voice, making a difference

February 8, 2016

By Hon. Darlene O’Brien Washtenaw County Trial Court At a fall presentation I was impressed by a woman deeply harmed by a criminal act who described her journey to healing. Jennifer, a victim who volunteers at Dispute Resolution Center’s Peacemaking ...

Be sure to protect the past

February 8, 2016

Ed Poll Daily Record Newswire The age of 65 was selected as the targeted retirement age because, at the time, only a small percentage of that age lived beyond it, and thus the cost of insurance was manageable. Today, many people live 20 years and more beyond ...

Ripples that can cripple: outdated billing festers in a firm

February 8, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires Coach’s Corner has discussed the reality that the successful law firm of the (near) future will not use straight hourly rates to bill for services. Still, many firms remain unconvinced. Although most can understand ...

Can restorative criminal justice help boost trust?

February 8, 2016

By Hon. Darlene O’Brien Washtenaw County Trial Court With confidence in our criminal justice system at historic lows, can restorative justice practices affect positive change while restoring public trust? It is said that crime creates a negative and ...