Columns

'Can I smoke in here?' and other virtual depo fails

April 21, 2021

Courtney Collins and Meagan Donohoe BridgeTower Media Newswires The legal profession’s transition into the online sphere in 2020 was abrupt, disconcerting and sometimes painful, but it is finally official: We continue forward, but (mostly) virtually. ...

My Turn: Mass shootings becoming a way of American life

April 21, 2021

As I drove through one rural town after another recently en route to a funeral, I was struck by the number of bumper stickers bearing the message “God, Guns, and Guts Made America Free.” It was a discomforting message, especially for God, who ...

Mitch McConnell tried to 'square the circle'

April 21, 2021

Matthew Monahan ACS?Michigan The recent impeachment trial put a raught political debate front and center. Some Republicans urged Senators to read the Constitution and conclude they did not have power to convict a former president. The House Managers argued ...

Using technology in the courtroom

April 21, 2021

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV, and Daniel I. Small BridgeTower Media Newswires Whatever may divide us as a society, we all seem to have one thing in common: spending hours every day staring at screens. Pretty much everyone has now become accustomed to the electronic ...

The importance of mediation as part of the litigation process

April 21, 2021

Jon P. Getz BridgeTower Media Newswires Our profession continues to work hard and do our best to resolve the legal issues and problems for our clients during “interesting” times. The understandable delays in moving cases forward have caused concern ...

Why early mediations often fail, and possible remedies

April 21, 2021

Eric Grasberger BridgeTower Media Newswires Mediation is commonly used in the construction claims process to resolve disputes. Twenty years ago, the typical mediation was conducted close to the trial date. The stakes were high. Tensions were higher. And the ...