Columns

Requiem for conventional witness preparation

November 14, 2019

Kenneth R. Berman BridgeTower Media Newswires Two recent court decisions - one from each coast - show why conventional witness preparation needs a warning label: Use at your own risk. The first one shows how conventional approaches to witness preparation ...

Fault in a no-fault divorce state

November 14, 2019

Brett Schlender Foster Swift Collins &?Smith PC When a marriage fails, fingers point. Conceptually, the ideas of divorce and blameworthy conduct go hand in hand. Michigan’s label as a “no-fault” divorce state tends to obscure the role ...

New York Court allows smartphone search in absence of a warrant

November 14, 2019

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Smartphones have been around for 12 years now and during that time, they’ve become indispensable for many of us. They are small computers that we hold in the palms of our hands that provide us with access to ...

Former dean left his mark on law school

November 14, 2019

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief In 2007, shortly after joining The Legal News, I had the privilege of interviewing Frank Wu, the then dean of Wayne State University Law School. Three years earlier, at the age of 36, Wu had become the youngest dean in ...

Talk less, listen more, negotiate better

November 14, 2019

Joe Basta Basta Resolutions PLLC A recent Wall Street Journal article brought home to me again the importance of listening for successful negotiating. Journalist Masada Siegel reported interviewing Glen Cohen, a retired hostage negotiator for the Israel Defense ...

Lawyers are using mobile and cloud computing more than ever

November 14, 2019

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires A little over a decade ago, the mobile revolution was launched when the iPhone was released in 2007. Just one year earlier, Amazon rolled out its first cloud computing service: Amazon EC2. Now, in 2019, many of the ...