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Why should you prepare, exchange a mediation brief?

August 22, 2016

Edmund Sikorski Jr. Mediation briefs are not re-paginated motions for summary judgment. Mediation briefs tell the mediator in advance the essence of the factual and legal essence of the dispute in as an objective manner as possible and thus help the mediator ...

A 'friend of friendless,' an advocate for kids

August 22, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief He was known as a “compassionate problem-solver,” a man who became an “institution” as chief judge of the Wayne County Circuit Court where he assumed a leadership role for 27 of the 37 years that ...

Taking a working or a real vacation this summer?

August 22, 2016

Shawn Healy The Daily Record Newswire In the busy world of law firms and intimidating goals for billable hours, the time spent at the firm can grow, and the time spent outside of work can diminish. Most associates feel pressure, either internal or external, ...

Salmon patties, many ways

August 22, 2016

Nick Roumel There was a time, if I didn’t have all the ingredients for a recipe in sufficient amounts, I would freeze. I would consign myself to running to the store, borrowing from a neighbor, or abandoning the project. Those days are long gone, my ...

Summer's a good season to think about marketing

August 22, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires It’s probably been a long time for most of you since the lazy days of summer: your student days when things got hectic only nine months out of the year. This is true for your potential clients, too, which is why summer ...

Come one, come all, adopt a highway!

August 22, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek In Michigan, we have all seen the road signs that recognize a family, business or organization that has volunteered to spruce up the highway by picking up litter for a certain number of miles.  I saw some of the “Adopt A ...