Columns

Former law dean views candidacy as road to 'change'

April 16, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief 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 ...

Masters in the State of Michigan

April 16, 2018

Gene J. Esshaki 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, where the number of documents that can ...

Foster care - through the eyes of a child

April 16, 2018

Hon. 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. Judge Thorne served as a tribal court judge in numerous states, a trial court judge in Utah ...

Juvenile justice shouldn't create lifelong obstacles for youngsters

April 16, 2018

Kahryn Riley Mackinac Center for Public Policy Minors are treated quite differently from adults when it comes to breaking the law in Michigan, in ways many people don’t know. Minors are detained separately, prosecuted differently and offered more opportunities ...

Brothers worked 'hard' and 'smart' on farm

April 16, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief It was nearly a quarter-century ago when I journeyed out to an agricultural jewel south of Ann Arbor to weave a story on the two brothers who dedicated their lives to polishing that gem. Howard and Kelven Braun were ...

The risks of blind copying clients on email

April 16, 2018

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires In the mid-1990s, bar associations began to green light email, opining that lawyers could ethically use email to communicate with clients. However, that permission was granted with the proviso that as technology improved, ...