Columns

Guest Opinion: My country, right or wrong?

August 8, 2018

by Ann Kreamer The dictionary defines a “patriot’ as someone who loves, supports, and defends a country. The root of this word goes back to the Latin “pater,” which means father. So it must be that the relationship between a patriot ...

My Turn: Movie lifts spirits of those needing a legal pick-me-up

August 8, 2018

For political moderates and those who lean left, it has not recently been a time to rejoice at the news emanating from the nation’s highest court. Immigrants, labor unions, Muslims, voting rights proponents, and a general sense of fairness and decency ...

Guest Opinion: In this era, we can't rely on public officials to surrender information

August 8, 2018

by Richard Karpel Guilford County commissioners in North Carolina voted this year to move all public notices required by state law from local newspapers and their websites to the county’s website. Four companies that publish newspapers in the county ...

Guest column:?Don't be a blind blogger

August 8, 2018

by Traci R. Gentilozzi Blogging. It’s an inexpensive way for law firms to reach potential clients and help solidify a firm as the go-to expert in a particular area of law. Research shows businesses that blog, including law firms, get 55 percent more ...

Restorative conferencing: What it is, why it works

August 8, 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'

August 8, 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 ...