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Lawyers Giving Back: Barrister book buddies
In the corner of an elementary school library, a student slides her small index finger over three words printed below a black-and-white illustration on a page of a book.Slowly, gutturally, enthusiastically, she utters The. Duck. Go.At a nearby table, three of her classmates crowd around a single...
Obsolescent Offenses: Updating old laws' flaws
Time was if you challenged someone to a duel in Michigan, you were committing a felony that carried a penalty of up to 10 years in the clink and a fine of $5,000.Ah, the good old days. Dueling just isnt what it used to be.Last year, the Michigan Legislature repealed the law making dueling a...
Getting Social: Networking now in MOTION
Social networking permeates every aspect of our lives these days. We keep apprised of our friends and even family members activities, accomplishments, and accolades via sites like Facebook and Twitter. We freely plaster the Web with our photos and videos, etching them in eternity for all to see....
Confined to Quarters: Tethering gives agencies a leg up on costs
With each cut in fiscal operations, governmental agencies across the state are faced with the mystifying question of how best to slay the budget dragon.The stakes are particularly high in the field of corrections, where officials must strike a delicate balance between public safety and fiscal...
By the Book: Contract law continues to e-volve
When it comes to practice areas, contract law is among the most stable. But like many legal specialties, its often hard for statutes to keep up with the constantly changing technology of a wired world.The challenge is to take a body of law that developed around putting a stamp on a letter and...
Dens of Uniquity: Taming of the Screw
Pardon Gary Saretsky while he rakes his office. Its one of the hazards of the job.He prefers to see it as a perk, however.His outlook is part of the casual, refreshing, almost irrepressible atmosphere that permeates the offices of Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould in Birminghams revamped Rail...
Must-See J.D.
Whether its highlighting community or legal issues, public access television serves a higher purpose.And for some local lawyers who host their own TV shows, the purpose is to educate their viewers.We talk about relevant, community-oriented things, attorney David Potts says of Eye on Oakland,...
On the Fence: Lawyers take a stab at an age-old sport
Suzy Fanning is unabashedly enthusiastic about her new passion.Lets go stab somebody, she invites in a cheerful and charming English accent. I think theres some saber swinging in your future.On a rainy Sunday afternoon, a senior tournament for fencers over 40 is under way at Salle dEtroit, home...
The Doctor is In...Law School
In Dr. Harold Gallicks office at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, artistic renderings of hearts (the Valentines kind, not the pulmonary) hang on the walls across from diplomas from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine and a host of framed...
Putting the Full Nelson on Detroit's Riverfront
On a sunny Thursday afternoon in early spring, Rivard Plaza on Detroits Riverfront hums with human activity: couples holding hands, families corralling kids, co-workers eating lunch; walkers, runners, bikers; old, young, black, white.The river slaps against its banks. Fishing boats bob past....

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