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  • Two years ago, my colleague John Swift blogged about civil asset forfeiture. At the time, courts were starting to question whether these proceedings comported with due process. In Michigan, for example, property seized under the Controlled Substances ...

  • In June, Michigan amended its Youth Tobacco Act to prohibit the sale or furnishing of vapor products or alternative nicotine products to a minor. 2019 PA 17 , 18 . Since 2016, the FDA has been treating e-cigarettes like tobacco and banning sales to ...

  • By now you’ve surely heard about mindfulness as a tool for reducing stress and being present in the moment. And while almost everyone can benefit from incorporating elements of mindfulness into their daily lives, it seems lawyers are particularly well ...

  • Michigan has more than 188 problem-solving courts , which address drug addiction, mental health treatment, and veterans issues. The purpose of these courts is to “offer an alternative to imprisonment for nonviolent criminal offenders by using a therapeutic ...

  • ​ Everyone uses online reviews to make decisions about everything—from choosing a restaurant to picking out a new appliance. The same is true with consumers of legal services. A potential client is much more likely to hire a lawyer with a five-star average ...