Daily Briefs, April 19

Cooley Law School professor’s book to be released in April
Cooley Law School Professor Bradley Charles has authored a book, “Applying Law,” which was published April 1 by Carolina Academic Press.
“Applying Law” teaches students the skill of applying law to fact — the skill that determines law school grades and effective advocacy after law school.
With examples and exercises, the author explains nine reasoning techniques that the justices of the United States Supreme Court primarily use. These techniques come from classifying arguments in every sentence from an entire year’s worth of their cases. After studying this book, law students will have a tool belt full of specific reasoning techniques.
 Before joining the full-time faculty at Cooley, Charles was a visiting professor teaching Research & Writing, and was a judicial law clerk for the 21st Circuit Court in Isabella County, Mich. He earned his J.D. from Cooley and his B.A. in International Law from Brigham Young University.

Clark Hill launches blog as resource for in-house counsel
The attorneys of Clark Hill PLC have launched a new blog offering information and resources for in-house counsel. Located at www.InHouseCafeBlog.com and updated regularly, the blog includes legal updates, surveys on popular topics, vital links, law department management advice, best-practice tips, free access to upcoming events and archived presentations, and “best-in-show” sample forms and documents, among other resources.
Early blog entries address a range of topics, including:
• Retaining in-house talent in an economic upswing
• The five employment policies in-house attorneys should update immediately
• Questions about the role of  the phrase “I’m Sorry” in litigation
• The recent U.S. Supreme Court denial of an extension of FOIA personal protections to corporations
• The U.K. Anti-Bribery Act and how it may influence the FCPA and your company.
While all Clark Hill attorneys may contribute to the blog, the team managing the blog includes Labor & Employment Law Practice Group Co-Chair Daniel J. Bretz, Member David M. Cessante, Associate Lauren R. Coatney, Associate Sean P. Gallagher, Associate Kristen Polanski, Associate James Waggoner, Member Linda M. Watson and Associate Anne-Marie V. Welch. Content will also feature insight from guest contributors, including legal management consultant Altman Weil.

Holiday Hours
Be advised that the Wayne County Probate Court will close at noon in observance of Good Friday on Friday, April 22 and will reopen on Monday, April 25 at 8 a.m.
The Wayne County Clerk’s Office will close Friday, April 22, at noon in observance of Good Friday.
The Third Circuit Court Civil and Family Divisions will close at noon on Friday, April 22, in observance of Good Friday.