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Restorative conferencing: What it is, why it works

June 15, 2018

by Phillip Schaedler Schaedler & LaCasse In the 2014 – 15 school year there were 1300 expulsions from Michigan schools. Greater than 50% of those expulsions lasted more than 180 calendar days, over half the school year. Students who are expelled ...

Reporter takes unexpected turn in the 'Spotlight'

June 15, 2018

By Tom Kirvan Legal News Michael Rezendes is accustomed to asking questions. It’s at the heart of his job as an investigative reporter for The Boston Globe. He isn’t at ease when “the shoe is on the other foot,” Rezendes acknowledged ...

Masters in the State of Michigan

June 15, 2018

by Gene J. Esshaki, Esq. Abbott Nicholson, P.C. With the advent of email communications and electronic document storage, even a simple business dispute can generate an extraordinary number of documents during discovery.  When you add in cloud storage, ...

Public broadband can help protect the open Internet, close digital divide

June 15, 2018

by Jay Stanley Senior Policy Analyst American Civil Liberties Union Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project When news came late last year that the Federal Communications Commission had removed all of its network neutrality protections, many Americans were ...

Through the eyes of a child

June 15, 2018

      By Judge Darlene A. O’Brien Washtenaw County Trial Court What a pleasure to be in the audience as retired Judge William Thorne discussed our child welfare system and its effect on our children. Judge Thorne hales from California ...

Former law dean views candidacy as road to 'change'

June 15, 2018

  In 2010 – long before the Russians, Facebook, and American elections seemingly became joined at the hip – Jocelyn Benson published a book, State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process. It would not become a New York Times ...