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Lessons learned from positive difficult conversations - effective mediation advocacy

October 12, 2017

Richard Hurford Richard Hurford Dispute Resolution Services, P.C With increasing frequency (oftentimes during a mediation) we hear the refrains: “There are just some people I can’t talk to” or “They just don’t listen to reason.” ...

Internship in Dubai was an eye-opening experience

October 12, 2017

By Ryan Mardini The scorching flow of hot air hit me as soon as the airplane’s doors opened. I was in Dubai, a city at the epicenter of global marketing, and a top destination for the world’s highest-ranking conglomerates. I was there to work as ...

Canned goods in bomb shelters

October 12, 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.” ...

Collateral estoppel: The cure for legal deja vu

October 12, 2017

Agenique Smiley BridgeTower Media Newswires    The Michigan Court of Appeals has found a cure for modern-day monotony — collateral estoppel. Generally, the purpose of collateral estoppel is to save time, money, effort and frustration ...

COMMENTARY: It's what we do that counts

October 12, 2017

By Lee H. Hamilton I've been reminded recently of the old cowboy song, Home on the Range. You know the line, "Where never is heard a discouraging word"? That is not the United States right now. It feels like pretty much everywhere I turn, all I ...

Why should a solo practitioner do succession planning?

October 12, 2017

Jayne Tyrrell BridgeTower Media Newswires    Clients deserve protection against adverse consequences of unforeseen events. A lawyer’s family needs protection against avoidable financial injury. Of course, no one likes to think about unexpected ...