Columns

ABA on client confidentiality in the 21st century

February 12, 2018

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires These days, news is shared in many ways, with online news outlets and social media sites contributing to the rapid — and sometimes viral — dissemination of information. Not surprisingly, details distributed ...

Four factors for lawyers seeking the right mediator

February 12, 2018

Thomas M. Maffei Christopher Blazejewski The amount of time and effort that lawyers put into finding the right mediator to resolve an important legal dispute should come as no surprise. Litigation is expensive and time-consuming, often taking years to get ...

Charting a trip to the mountain top in a not-so-swift way

February 12, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Forty-three years ago, in what seemed to be a different life, I scaled one of the world’s great – and perhaps most recognizable – mountains. Such a feat, of course, now pales in comparison to the exploits ...

Changing when change is hard

February 12, 2018

Susan Letterman White BridgeTower Media Newswires Many people set  myriad noble goals at New Year and completely forget them by Feb. 1. Do you want this year to be different? Here’s a suggestion: Learn about the common challenges  that people ...

A full insurance life: David Dykhouse, 1936-2017

February 12, 2018

By Joseph Fink and Ryan Shannon Dickinson Wright PLLC David Dykhouse, who passed away in September in Petoskey, just shy of his 81st birthday, was a farm boy from the Midwest who came to be intensely interested in the regulation of the insurance industry. ...

Why there's a revolving prison door

February 12, 2018

By Kahryn Riley Mackinac Center A study released in October by University of Michigan scholar Jeffrey Morenoff suggests that overly strict criminal justice systems create a self-perpetuating prison population. That is, the practices used to supervise released ...