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Dealing with difficult clients

September 18, 2017

Shawn Healy BridgeTower Media Newswires I have heard several lawyers break the ice with an audience of their peers by joking that they love their jobs — except for their clients. This joke often elicits a quick laugh because almost every lawyer can ...

Time continues to chip, slip away

September 18, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief At a recent legal gathering, where good stories were flowing as readily as the cocktails, I was struck by the number of conversations that were dominated by the vagaries of age. Or as one compatriot said, in borrowing ...

Florida Court on judges and Facebook friends

September 18, 2017

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Courts and ethics committees have been grappling with the issue of judges using social media for years. The general consensus seemed to be judges should avoid social media since any online connections compromised the ...

New tax on Airbnb comes home to roost for tourists

September 18, 2017

Tyler Stewart Levine & Levine Tourism is a considerable contribution to Michigan’s economy. As tourism continues to grow throughout the state, more travelers are choosing a “shared-economy” approach, such as Airbnb, rather than booking ...

Movie, play encourage new perspective on Detroit history

September 18, 2017

Jack L. B. Gohn BridgeTower Media Newswires Until I saw Dominique Morrisseau’s 2013 play “Detroit ‘67” and Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s new movie “Detroit,” my understanding of the 1967 disturbance in the city was ...

Math is hard; let's (not) go shopping

September 18, 2017

Sybil Dunlop BridgeTower Media Newswires Lots of lawyers are scared of math. I used to be one of them. But not anymore. As with many lawyers, words were always my medium of choice. In elementary school, I enjoyed reading on the playground instead of playing ...