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Getting the most out of Friend of the Court

November 16, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Dealing with your Friend of the Court (FOC) may not be number one on your bucket list of life goals. Hopefully these tips will help you achieve the best result in your FOC case. The FOC provides both parenting time and child support ...

Emojis and law in the 21st century

November 16, 2017

Richard Dollinger For lawyers, there is a new language in town, coming to you from your iPhone courtesy of millennials: Japanese picture art and the desire for evermore cryptic expression for all. Emoticons and their more expressive cousins — emojis ...

Canned goods in bomb shelters

November 16, 2017

I recently made some tacos with canned refried black beans. The beans tasted a little off so I spiced them up with onions, jalapenos, ghost peppers and hot sauce to make them palatable. Curious, I glanced at the bottom of the can and it read “12SEPT10.” ...

Plunkett's character defined a sense of true purpose

November 16, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief A decade ago, Tom Plunkett had the misfortune of being paired with me in a Friday evening golf group. It was my maiden voyage with the group, which includes various prominent members of the Detroit area bench and bar. Joining ...

Mediation advocacy beyond the norm

November 16, 2017

Paul Monicatti When it seems like everything around you, globally and locally, is in a constant state of dysfunctional conflict and turmoil, it is easy to think and act like it’s normal to be disruptive and disagreeable.  Nothing could be further ...

Top 10 lessons from 'My Cousin Vinnie'

November 16, 2017

Mark J. Moretti BridgeTower Media Newswires 1. A judge being strict and a stickler for the rules does not mean a judge isn’t fair. Fred Gwynne’s portrayal of Judge Haller is a great case in point. Know the judge’s rules and follow them. 2. ...