Columns

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Where are you going?

January 18, 2022

I find myself listening to songs that inspired me many years ago: Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Linda Ronstadt, Simon and Garfunkel, Peter, Paul and Mary. I then look up how old they are and I say to myself. "They are really old." So am I. They inspired ...

COMMENTARY: Legal profession's ethics code in dire need of changing

January 18, 2022

By Berl Falbaum A four-year fruitless campaign to try and have a provision of the legal profession's ethics code changed, led to this column. I'll start by asking all the judges, lawyers, and others professionally involved in our justice system a question. It ...

COMMENTARY: Reining in government spending will be very tough

January 18, 2022

By Lee H. Hamilton With a $1 trillion infrastructure package on the books and the Biden administration's $1.8 trillion "Build Back Better" measure preoccupying the Senate after passing the House, government spending is very much on Americans' minds. ...

MY TURN: A mentor and a mentee made their legal marks

January 18, 2022

Harvard, the nation's oldest university, has always possessed a certain magic about it, perhaps never more so than 14 years ago when the Ivy League school conferred degrees on members of the Class of 2008. Best-selling author J.K. Rowling, of "Harry Potter" ...

COMMENTARY: Cliff and Dennis, lives well lived

January 18, 2022

By Judge David Allen It was one of those late-night texts that you only tolerate from family and close friends. "Do you know an attorney named Cliff Woodards?" texted my friend of 40 years, Dennis Dooley. "Of course," I texted back. Cliff ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

January 18, 2022

Butzel attorney Darius W. Dynkowski was a featured presenter during an Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) professional development program on Thursday, January 13. The virtual program featured a discussion on "F.P. Development v. Canton-Uprooting ...